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Manchester, KY
A 38-year-old female asked:

Is peeling/chafing of the skin a good thing when using 2% salicylic acid astringent on face? should it be doing this?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Doesn't sound right : Salicylic acid is a drying agent. Your findings could mean that you're drying the skin of the face too much. Lessen the potency of the formulation or try another product altogether.
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