Some of you might have already heard the word “salicylic acid” in some acne products and adverts. It is actually one of the common ingredients in many skin care products. It is made from salicin, a naturally occurring chemical extracted from the bark of a willow tree.
Why use a cleanser with salicylic acid?
Cleansers with salicylic acid can effectively unclog all skin pores while preventing the formation of acne. Salicylic acid is a keratolytic agent. It helps in softening keratin which is a major component of the skin. It also improves your skin’s moisture holding capacity and exfoliates your skin.
Note: Remember these cleansers are made from chemicals. So, don’t overuse them. Everyone’s skin is different. So it is advised to consult your dermatologist if the salicylic acid cleanser is the right thing for your skin.