June is National Acne Awareness Month and the perfect time to get up close and personal with salicylic acid. One of the first and still highly effective tools in the anti-acne tool box, it is closely related to the aspirin we take for pain and fever. Salicylic acid is found primarily in the bark of the willow tree,and wintergreen leaves. If you see willowbark extract on a label of a skin care product , the active ingredient here is salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is also known as Beta Hydroxy acid, and is often compared to its more famous cousin, glycolic acid.
Salicylic Acid—Your Skin’s BFF
Salicylic Acid has three valuable properties for the skin:
Even in low concentrations, it dissolves the dry,dead cells on the skin surface, … Continue Reading…