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Salicylic Acid and Sebum Control


In the hot summer months, in addition to good sun protection, controlling facial oil is also essential. The hot weather causes excessive oil secretion in the sebaceous glands in the dermis, which can clog pores and lead to acne problems. To improve this, in addition to using oil-absorbing products, periodic salicylic acid treatments can be done.

Salicylic acid is a beta-hydroxy acid derived from benzoic acid. It is a good keratolytic agent in fruit acid treatments that can dissolve intercellular adhesive to effectively reduce the adhesion of keratinocytes. In simple terms, it separates the accumulated keratinocytes and reduces blockage. Salicylic acid is also lipophilic, so it can penetrate into the pores, dissolve clogged pores, and remove blackheads. It also affects the chemical reactions of arachidonic acid, thereby achieving anti-inflammatory and anti-acne effects. We generally mix salicylic acid with other ingredients to greatly enhance the treatment effect!

Salicylic acid treatment is generally suitable for acne, large pores, rough and oily skin. Peeling may occur in the first two to three days after treatment, and the skin is more fragile at this time, so it is important to use sun protection. Patients are generally recommended to undergo treatment every two to four weeks to achieve the best results. Salicylic acid is related to aspirin, so this treatment is not suitable for those who are allergic to aspirin, pregnant, or breastfeeding.

If you experience acne or oily skin, consult your doctor!