Skin care

The Effectiveness Of Salicylic Acid In Facial Rejuvenation

Face care

There is a huge influx of skincare products in the market that claim to have active potent ingredients that penetrate into the skin to treat various skin issues. But the truth is that they fail to penetrate through the deep layer of skin, dermis . According to one estimate, nearly 95% of the ingredients fail to do so. The penetration of the skin rejuvenating ingredients is important because it is the dermis where collagen producing known as ‘fibroblasts’ are present. The dermis is a house to all the collagen, elastin, proteins matrix and enzymes of the skin . This means if you are using skincare products that are not reaching your dermis then you are not getting the optimal benefits of that product.

One of the best ways to ensure that your skin care penetrates properly into your skin is exfoliation through chemical skin peel London treatment. The Salicylic acid is multi-tasking ingredient used in skin peel facial revitalising treatment which effectively treats acne, skin irritation and pigmentation.

What is salicylic acid?

It is a type of beta hydroxy acid that is used widely in skin care products due to its multiple benefits. Salicylic acid is derived from the willow tree bark and is capable of tackling many problems of skin effectively and safely. It is usually suggested for acne and acne prone skin due to its oil soluble nature it penetrates deep into the skin pores to remove oil, dirt and debris. It also has anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory qualities which help to soothe irritated skin and calms inflammatory breakouts. It is also used as a keratolytic medication due to its excellent skin exfoliating qualities.

How salicylic acid works?

The skin cells are bonded together by invisible glue. Salicylic acid breaks down that bond that exists between the dead and damaged skin cells which are responsible for clogged pores, black and whiteheads. It removes the dead and damaged skin cells and promotes the renewal of new skin cells which firm and plump the skin.

The salicylic is capable of penetrating through the skin pores lining which allows it to clean deeply. This means it can exfoliate inside the pore as well on the skin surface. In addition, it reduces the secretion of sebum which helps to reduce acne. Due to these properties, salicylic acid is widely used in skin peel treatments.


What can it do for your skin?

Salicylic acid is a sole star among the group of beta hydroxyl acids that is used in skincare products. It is excellent as a facial rejuvenation treatment. It can manage a multitude of skin conditions which include the following:
•    Improves and prevents acne, black and whiteheads and cysts.
•    Improves the appearance of acne scars.
•    Reduces production of sebum and helps to balance its production.
•    Dissolves the fatty glue that exists between skin cells, exfoliate skin and open clogged pores.
•    It improves skin hydration and moisturisation.
•    It neutralises the bacteria that exist inside the clogged pores, reducing inflammation and prevents acne breakouts.
•    Helps to reduce the size of enlarged pores, balance oil production and improves skin texture.
•    It has a keratolytic effect which means that it not only remove stubborn dead skin cells and horny debris from pores but also facilitates the penetration of various active ingredients in skin care products into the skin. Therefore, in certain concentrations, it is used in skin care products for increasing the efficacy and absorption of active ingredients.

Concentration of salicylic acid for skin care

In most of the over-the-counter skincare products, salicylic acid is used in concentrations of 0.5% to 3.0%. It is found often found in face washes, creams and lotions . In skin peel facial revitalising treatment, salicylic is used in a concentration of 20% to 30% .

When it is used in skin peel London treatment, salicylic acid helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, reduce black and whiteheads, acne and acne scars, improve skin tone and texture.

A salicylic acid in skin peel treatment exfoliates skin. It removes the dead and damaged layer of skin cells by sloughing off the upper skin layers. Following the chemical skin peel treatment, your skin may feel tight, red and shiny for few hours. There can be irritation and itchiness in some cases. As with any other kind of skin peel, salicylic will make your skin more sensitive to sun exposure. So it is essential that you apply a high SPF broad spectrum sunscreen whenever you go outside.

Before having the skin peel treatment with salicylic acid, stop using any other exfoliating treatment because not doing so will cause fairly deep absorption of peel which can cause skin damage.

Bottom line

Salicylic acid is a highly effective ingredient for treating various skin issues and its use in skin peel treatment London can restore natural skin glow, reduce acne and acne marks, open clogged pores, remove black and white heads and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.



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