The benefits of salicylic acid for the skin

Are salicylic acid and acne enemies? This natural cosmetic active is often used to combat imperfections, including acne pimples, blackheads and enlarged pores. It is recommended in the treatment of oily skin with imperfections.

Salicylic acid is an extract of willow bark. It is also present in many fruits and vegetables such as apricots and grapes. This natural plant active ingredient is known for its anti-inflammatory and astringent properties.

The benefits of salicylic acid on the skin can be:

  • Decreased acne and pimples such as comedones, cysts and papules
  • Improved skin tone and texture
  • less dilated pores;
  • Decreased skin inflammation and redness
  • a regulation of sebum production (acne is often explained by hyperseborrhea, that is, an overproduction of sebum).

Salicylic acid also helps gently exfoliate the dermis. It acts on the first layers of the epidermis and helps to erase imperfections and acne scars. It is therefore an ideal active to treat acne whether severe, moderate or low.

This cosmetic ingredient is effective on juvenile and adult acne as well as for certain skin conditions such as rosacea. It may not be recommended during pregnancy. Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant.

Using salicylic acid in acne care

Due to its purifying, soothing and seborregulating powers, salicylic acid is a widely used ingredient in cosmetics. It consists of many anti-acne beauty products such as serums, anti-imperfections masks, scrubs and face creams.

Salicylic acid is also effective in regulating oily and combination skin, especially to reduce areas of shine and mattify the complexion. Combined with other active ingredients such as zinc, it is effective in treating acne and improving the condition of the skin.

Floxia offers two cosmetic dermo treatments based on salicylic acid and which are approved by dermatologists.

The Gel Regulator for seborrheic and acne skin. This corrective treatment reduces acne pimples, regulates excess sebum and mattifies the complexion. It can be applied morning and evening as a serum before moisturizing cream.

This facial is enriched with salicylic acid, but also zinc and essential oil of true lavender. It offers a fresh and luminous complexion with reduced comedones for greater confidence in you and your natural beauty.

The PEEL OFF face mask belongs to the range of care for mature skin. It is nevertheless perfect for exfoliating and detoxifying acne-prone skin. You can use it occasionally to slow skin aging, reduce wrinkles and fine lines, but also as a supplement in the treatment of adult acne.

This mask cleanses, purifies and detoxifies the skin thanks to a gentle peel. Salicylic acid combines with glycerin for hydration and Moringa extract for its antioxidant, moisturizing and nourishing properties. It replaces your clay mask for an equally effective action on acne pimples in combination to oily skin.

Precautions to take

As every time you try a new cosmetic product, start by testing a salicylic acid treatment in the bend of the elbow. Observe if you have an allergic reaction before applying this treatment to your face.

Salicylic acid can be found in a cream, cleansing gel, toner, micellar water, makeup remover… It is usually advisable to apply it once or twice a day to observe positive effects on acne.

In case of severe acne, always ask your dermatologist for advice. If you have sensitive skin, excess salicylic acid can cause irritation and dryness.

Do not forget to deeply moisturize your skin

Hydration is the key to beautiful skin. Remember, especially when you have problem skin, to deeply moisturize it. Use intense moisturizers with aloe vera, hyaluronic acid or glycerin.

To repair and care for your acne skin, you need to keep a healthy hydrolipidic film. This skin barrier consists of water and lipids (sebum) to protect the epidermis from external aggressions (pollution, UV rays, etc.).

You may have oily, acne-prone and dehydrated skin. You may have combination and dehydrated skin. So remember to moisturize your skin every day, because it is an essential beauty gesture of the skincare routine that participates in the treatment of acne.

Exfoliate your acne-prone skin with salicylic acid

Exfoliation is an effective solution for treating acne. Be careful, choose gentle beauty products that respect the skin barrier and your sensitivity. The more you abuse your blemished skin, the more sebaceous glands produce sebum and your acne gets worse.

Salicylic acid remains a gentle ingredient to erase dead cells that accumulate on the surface of the skin and can clog pores, causing pimples. Its seborregulatory effect allows to clean the skin tissue without attacking it.

Salicylic acid also helps prevent the appearance of pimples. By promoting cell renewal, it unclogs pores and prevents the formation of blackheads. It is also effective in treating acne scars like brown and red spots.

This active is effective for all skin problems. It acts on small pimples, but also on sebaceous cysts. It prevents the appearance of pimples and can replace the use of tea tree (tea tree) if the latter is too strong or too irritating to the skin, especially in sensitive skin.


Learn more about salicylic acid

Salicylic acid has a keratolytic action. This means that it removes dead skin from the stratum corneum to promote cell regeneration. This effect on the skin makes it particularly effective against:

  • acne;
  • warts;
  • psoriasis;
  • desquamation of the scalp;
  • excess sebum secretion.

It inhibits the formation of small imperfections to limit and also allows to tighten the pores of the skin to soothe skin prone to acne and imperfections. It can also help prevent inflammation and regulate sebum production.

Salicylic acid is part of the appropriate care for acne. It fits perfectly into your beauty routine to rebalance the skin without stripping or drying it. It also helps fight acne and any inflammatory reaction.

Order your salicylic acid treatment now and say goodbye to your imperfections!

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