Salicylic Acid: an ally in skin care

El Ácido Salicílico: aliado en el cuidado de la piel

Today we want to talk to you about an active ingredient, salicylic acid, that can become your great ally in skin care.

Especially after depilation and even after shaving for men.

Why acids are used in cosmetics

Acids are of natural and chemical origin. Their basic function is to help renew the skin through exfoliation and stimulate collagen production.

For this reason, hydroxy acids (salicylic acid among them) are an essential component in anti-aging cosmetic treatments. They improve wrinkles, skin hydration, elasticity and help combat photoaging.

What is salicylic acid

The salicylic acid is a colorless, crystalline beta-hydroxy acid (BHA), obtained from the bark of the white willowIt is now generally obtained synthetically from the amino acid phenylalanine.

Willow bark was already used in ancient Greece for curative purposes. But it is in the 20th century when it began to be used as a skin exfoliant.

acne - salicylic acid

Why is salicylic acid used to treat acne?

Salicylic acid in cosmetics is usually found in minimal concentrations, between 0.5% and 2%. It has a keratolytic, antiseptic and antibacterial action, which is why it is particularly useful in the treatment of acne. useful in the treatment of acne! It has an ability to penetrate the follicle shedding dead skin cells from within the follicle and helping to keep the pores clear of bacteria. In this way it reduces the possibility of blocked pores and skin eruptions, preventing the dreaded unsightly pimples from occurring.

The salicylic acid peel

The salicylic acid is also one of the most widely used active ingredients in dermatology for superficial peelings.

When applied to the skin, it penetrates into the pores, eliminating the sebaceous material stagnant in the follicles and leaving the skin visibly softer and smoother.

It also has important exfoliating properties and is very effective in eliminating fine lines and shallow wrinkles.

Side effects of salicylic acid

Being an acid, it can produce some very mild side effects. These are due to the keratolytic effect of the active ingredient and are a consequence of dermocosmetic treatments containing it. It may cause itching, irritation, flaking and dryness of the skin.

For this reason it is very important to apply a moisturizing or nourishing cream after treatments and always use high sun protection.

This is because after the treatment our skin is photosensitive and spots may appear more easily.

Benefits of depilatory treatments

On the other hand, the benefits of salicylic acid are highly recommended in depilatory waxing treatments because it treats the folliculitis or ingrown hairs..

Salicylic acid treatments

Within our line Oil Balance Care you can find several products formulated with salicylic acid focused on the care of the skin. oily or acne-prone skin.

Cosmetics that help remove impurities and excess oil to avoid clogging pores, returning the skin to its natural matte tone, without drying and maintaining skin hydration.

Purifying Exfoliating GelSoapy, with micro-particles that remove impurities and eliminate excess keratin, cleansing and exfoliating in a single product!

And the Seboregulating Creama light, non-greasy treatment that moisturizes and mattifies the skin for fresh, shine-free skin.

ingrown hairs - salicylic acid

Prevent ingrown hairs thanks to salicylic acid.

Folliculitis occurs during the process of hair growth, where the hair grows inside the hair follicle until it breaks through all the layers of the skin and reaches the surface.

Sometimes this path is blocked because the skin layers themselves act as a barrier by thickening. In these cases the hair remains inside and can become inflamed or even infected.

Salicylic acid is a great ally to prevent this problem. encystationWhen applied regularly, it allows us to keep the skin exfoliated, thus facilitating hair removal. It also helps to prevent infections thanks to its antibacterial action.

Folliculitis generally occurs on legs, groin, armpits, and even very commonly on men's beards after shaving.

Treatment for ingrown hairs

We recommend Hair Puller, an aqueous solution for ingrown hairs containing salicylic acid. It will keep your hairs at bay, plus urea, which will help keep your skin moisturized and soft. Beauticians use it in depilatory treatments, but you can also use it for buy it for home use. Believe us, if you have problems with ingrown hair, whether you are a guy or a girl, this is the product for you! Hair Puller will allow you to put an end to the uncomfortable discomfort caused by ingrown hair after waxing or shaving as it can be used daily and is very easy to apply and absorb.