What Salicylic Acid?
Salicylic acid is a class of topical treatment for various skin conditions, such as acne (including blackheads), psoriasis, dandruff, dermatitis, common warts, and calluses. It comes in many forms, including solution, gel, cream, lotion, and shampoos.
Salicylic acid is under the class of medications called keratolytic agents. They work by breaking down the top layer of the skin, which means it’s a good exfoliating agent. On top of that, salicylic acid also helps unclog pores. This is very helpful for people with blackheads since the problem starts with pores filled with debris, such as excess oil, bacteria, and dirt.
Do Dermatologists Recommend Salicylic Acid For Blackheads?
Do dermatologists recommend salicylic acid for blackheads? It depends on how severe your blackheads are and how well they think you’ll tolerate salicylic acid.
Before using salicylic acid, please consider consulting a dermatologist first. Sure, many forms of salicylic acid come in over-the-counter products, but choosing the one that contains the right dosage can be challenging. You see, salicylic acids come in different concentrations. Using too little might not get you the results you want, and using too much might burn your skin.
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