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Doctor insights on: Face Scrub With Glycolic And Salicylic Acid

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I wash my face with face wash containing salicylic acid and then apply a benzoyle peroxide cream can I add in a glycolic acid cream too?

I wash my face with face wash containing salicylic acid and then apply a benzoyle peroxide cream can I add in a glycolic acid cream too?

Separate: You can add glycolic acid, but do so at a different time of the day then when you are applying the BP cream. irritation is common, especially when using multiple products. Always apply products 30 minutes after washing, in a small amount, to avoid irritation. ...Read more

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Hi doctor! How effective is neostrata glycolic acid face wash (18%) for grade 2 acne scars? I underwent 30% salicylic acid peel thrice. Not much use . So if the face wash is effective then Please suggest a regimen too. Thank you

Hi doctor! 
How effective is neostrata glycolic acid face wash (18%) for grade 2 acne scars?  I underwent 30% salicylic acid peel thrice. Not much use . So if the face wash is effective then Please suggest a regimen too.
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Forget this stuff: Nothing you can do on your own is going to touch the acne scars. I'm sorry your acne wasn't treated as it should have been, but you do have the option of getting seen by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who may offer laser work, filler, or microsurgery. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can i use glycolic acid and salicylic acid at the same time?

Can i use glycolic acid and salicylic acid at the same time?

Staged: You may want to consider alternating. I do not recommend performing simultaneously or mixing the two. You will possibly develop hypersensitive skin or excessively dry skin. ...Read more

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What is better to use for adult acne that is beginning to scar, the salicylic acid peels or the glycolic acid?

What is better to use for adult acne that is beginning to scar, the salicylic acid peels or the glycolic acid?

Either: Either peopling agent depending on which is better tolerated accomplish the same peeling effect . Both vary in strength and the higher the strength the greater the peeling effect. This needs to be combined with dietary changes, oral zinc supplements, and topical antibiotic creams. ...Read more

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What is the use of salicylic acid? Can it used to treat pigmentation on face?

What is the use of salicylic acid? Can it used to treat pigmentation on face?

Yes but beware: Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid which is used to tone the skin by removing oils from the skin and is used for acne. It can also reduce inflammatory pigmentation as found in acne. Other agents such as Kojic acid, hydroquinone, and other plant peroxides can also decrease pigmentation. 2% salicylic acid is over the counter and can dry out skin if overused, so consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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Would that be okay to use together a face wash and moisturiser both containing salicylic acid?

Would that be okay to use together a face wash and moisturiser both containing salicylic  acid?

Not a good idea: Try it with the face wash first for several weeks It may cause some irritation at first and your skin needs to become tolerant of it, which can take a month or 2. It may work fine by then and you won't need more. If you don't improve with it, I would see a doc then, and see if an antibiotic for acne would be a better next step than increasing the salicylic acid. ...Read more

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For better facial skin, should I wash with water only or use a face wash with ingredients like salicylic acid?

For better facial skin, should I wash with water only or use a face wash with ingredients like salicylic acid?

Water's fine: Warm water and if dirty, mild soap is all you usually need. Salicylic acid and its derivatives are keratolytics (agents which cut through skin cells and can thin the skin, reduce the size of calluses and the like). Skin normally sheds on its own--half of household dust is human skin! ...Read more

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