This acid, in particular, is close to my heart. I know that sounds a bit dramatic but it is. Having to deal with very bad and unmanageable acne Salicylic acid has been the hero in my acne skin care routine. To say the least, I was not one to read whats written at the back of a skin care product but now with the research Iv done …you guys know I live for research. Read on to know what I found out.

So Whats Salicylic Acid In My Routine ?

My Current Cleanser

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It has come to my knowledge that Salicylic acid is used in a lot of your favorite skin care products. The main way that it works is by unclogging pores that can become blocked with environmental impurities or natural skin oils.

This allows the pores to breathe and with other products like toners you can help those open pores to contract. The result is a far lower chance of severe outbreaks and a healthier looking appearance. With my combination oily skin, the products I go for have a much higher percentage of Salicylic, between 0.5% and 2% solutions as being the best for the skin without causing irritation a little goes a long way.

Best Affordable Salicylic Acid Products

Affordable Editors Choice 

Salicylic Acid 2% Solution – 30ml by The Ordinary. Salicylic Acid is abeta hydroxyl acid that exfoliates the skin. This 2% treatment solution helps exfoliate the inside walls of pores to fight the appearance of blemishes and for better visible skin clarity with continued use.
Contraindications: This formula should not be used on sensitive, peeling or compromised skin

Best Affordable Salicylic Acid Products ​

High-end Editors Choice 

This fast-acting serumfrom Estée Lauder reveals clearer, smoother, fresher skin. Targets, treats and dramatically reduces the look of blemishes. Helps prevent new ones from forming and stop the breakout cycle. It targets, treats and reduces the look of blemishes effectively, yet gently with the proven power of salicylic acid, plus potent anti-irritants and skin purifying ingredients. The serum helps prevent the severity and frequency of future breakouts with continued use and normalises skin’s natural cellular turnover to whisk away dead and dulling skin cells. Pores are prevented from plugging up with debris which can lead to breakouts; all thanks to a high concentration of Glucosamine-a natural and proven sugar-derived skin refiner. Skin immediately feels hydrated, silky-smooth.

While my skin is taking its baby steps in playing around with acids, salicylic acid has really been a life saver in my acne journey. I personally saw results within weeks my skin has improved …What skin care product has salicylic acid in your routine?

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