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A 29-year-old female asked:

Does using salicylic acid induce breakouts as i m experiencing it since i started using loreals 360 clean face wash containg salicylic acid?

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Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Not always: Salicylic acid is one of the oldest therapies for exfoliation and aiding in reducing acne lesions. In your case you may have a sensitivity to the salicylic acid causing irritation. I would stop and see if the acne subsides
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