20% Salicylic Acid
What is 20% Salicylic Acid used for?
Salicylic Acid 20% is used to treat a range of skin conditions such as psoriasis, acne and other skin conditions. It is also used to help remove dead skin from warts, and the dry and scaly skin from the palms and the soles.
It treats these skin conditions by softening and loosening the dry or thick skin so that it can be removed easily.
How do you use 20% Salicylic Acid?
Apply the Salicylic Acid 20% cream to your skin with your fingers and leave on for the recommended amount of time.
How often can I use 20% Salicylic Acid?
Salicylic Acid treatment is progressive, and often does not end after one treatment. However, increased and prolonged use of Salicylic Acid may dry out your skin, causing redness and flaking.
It could also worsen the condition(s) you were trying to treat. Consult with your doctor or dermatologist to know how often you should use the Salicylic Acid 20% Cream.
Salicylic Acid 20% Treatment for Acne
In treating acne, applying Salicylic Acid 20% ointment on the affected skin parts such as face or back helps to unblock the clogged skin pores and shrink acne. It also reduces inflammation and redness.
20% Salicylic Acid Cream Instructions
Read through the leaflet of the product, or consult with a dermatologist on the instructions to follow, using the 20% Salicylic Acid Cream.
20% Salicylic Acid for Hyperpigmentation
Salicylic acid works as an exfoliating agent, removing acne-causing bacteria and also sloughing off dead skin. This can help to lighten dark spots and fade hyperpigmentation in the process.
20% Salicylic Acid Side Effects
Salicylic Acid is counteracted in people with a history of allergy to salicylates, the active ingredient in Aspirins. So if you have noticed an allergic reaction to aspirin, you might want to do a patch test before using the 20% Salicylic Acid Cream.
Other side effects that may occur with the use of Salicylic Acid includes skin flaking, peeling, redness, tightness, tingling sensation in the skin and increased sun sensitivity.
20% Salicylic Acid Cream Benefits
Salicylic Acid has several benefits for the body and the skin. Notable of them are, its exfoliating and antiinflammatory properties.
Salicylic Acid works by unclogging skin pores and removing built up oils in the pores that can cause blemishes. The benefits of these are a radiant complexion and improved skin appearance.
20% Salicylic Acid Cream Cost
Salicylic Acid is listed on Drugstore.ng, the largest online pharmacy in Nigeria.