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Doctor insights on: Is Salicylic Acid Bad For Your Skin

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Is salicylic acid concealer bad for your under eyes?

Is salicylic acid concealer bad for your under eyes?

Recommended: Salicylic acid which has been proven to clear up acne while preventing future breakouts is recommended as a concealer. ...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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Hydrogen peroxide/glycolic acid chemical peel that is done to the face for acne, is it safe for the skin in run ?

Hydrogen peroxide/glycolic acid chemical peel that is done to the face for acne, is it safe for the skin in run ?

It can cause issues: It's possible that in the long run too frequent and/or too "strong" a chemic peel can lead to uneven pigmentation, acne/rosacea flares and superficial blood vessel(capillary) damage - aka broken blood vessels. So be careful try to avoid doing them more than 1X/month unless a physician specifically suggests otherwise. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use both benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid for acne?

Is it safe to use both benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid for acne?

Standard treatment: Use of a salicyclic acid wash and benzoyl peroxide (5-10%) are pretty standard entry level treatments for acne. Probably half the kids will need more aggressive medications to see a benefit, but this is a good starting point. ...Read more

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Does a glycolic acid peel hurt? Is a glycolic acid peel one of those treatments that burn the skin and cause a lot of pain? .

Does a glycolic acid peel hurt? Is a glycolic acid peel one of those treatments that burn the skin and cause a lot of pain?

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Chemical : Chemical peels involve the use of chemicals to remove the outer layers of the skin. There are several different chemicals used based on the depth of skin removal desired. Discomfort is directly related to the depth of peel. Light peels will have a mild discomfort while deeper peels have a greater degree of intraoperative and postoperative discomfort. Some deep peels are done under sedation for that reason. Talk to the physician who is doing the procedure about your concerns. ...Read more

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Can I use a cream with salicylic acid in the morning and a cleanser with salicylic acid at night? Would it be too much for my skin?

Can I use a cream with salicylic acid in the morning and a cleanser with salicylic acid at night?  Would it be too much for my skin?

Depends: Most of these are low percentage products that have minimal direct effect.At most you would expect some drying. With these or any other skin product you test them over time.If you are excessively or reddened you cut back on the duration or frequency you apply them.If regularly scheduled applications have no side effects, this can be a good basic skin plan. ...Read more

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Is the no.7 glycolic acid peel helpful for the skin?

Is the no.7 glycolic acid peel helpful for the skin?

Doubtful: All acid peels are designed to create a second degree burn, which helps with fine wrinkles. All peels should be done by a physician with experience. Some chemical peels are easy to perform, some require proper timing and removal. ...Read more

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Is glycolic acid good for flakey skin?

Is glycolic acid good for flakey skin?

May be: Glycolic Acid is an exfoliator. It safely removes the outer layer of dead skin cells on the surface your skin, bring fresh new skin to the surface. This is beneficial for those who are looking for ingredients that help with anti-aging. Glycolic acid can also help lighten discoloration of the skin, such as sun spots or age spots and help those with acne-prone and blackhead-prone skin. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid at the same time? will this hurt skin? I have a salicylic acid toner & benzoyl peroxide mask?

Is it ok to use benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid at the same time? will this hurt skin?  I have a salicylic acid toner & benzoyl peroxide mask?

Use both at: Start with using mask in the evening only for a week. Then add the toner in the morning. Don't use both products at the same time. If your skin becomes irritated use only one of the products. ...Read more

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Supposing that sacilic acid works for my acne, would benzyl peroxide too?

Probably: Use it as tolerated. It's a bit stronger. If you're not clear in two weeks, your personal physician can help you with prescription-strength rx. ...Read more

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I have pyritasis alba and moderate to sever acne is it ok to use salicylic acid and sulphur topical products?

Need stronger stuff: Bad acne won't respond to salicylic acid, and sulfur isn't really for acne anyway. Get with your personal physician now. You're 19 and starting on your career & maybe even serious dating. Acne like yours is a major liability -- it can cause you to fail a job interview as evidence of poor self-care -- and you're going to need prescription-strength medicine to manage it. ...Read more

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My face is peeling from getting a tan, Is a chemical peel (glycolic acid) on the skin a good home remedy?

My face is peeling from getting a tan, Is a chemical peel (glycolic acid) on the skin a good home remedy?

Peeling skin & tan: The best thing for you skin is not to tan in the first place. I would avoid a chemical peel during this period while your skin is recovering for the acute injury cased by the tan, Instead hydrate your skin well and often, (I recommend either Epionce Medical Barrier Cream or SkinMedica TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream) and add a hydrating, broad spectrum antioxidant sunscreen of SPF30 everyday. ...Read more

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Which one is the best to remove acne . Salsylic acid . Peroxide or azelaic acid ?!

Which one is the best to remove acne . Salsylic acid . Peroxide or azelaic acid ?!

Depends : Peroxide really won't help you. Benzoyl peroxide is a great first step for cleansing but if really bad a salasylic acid product, especially a peel can be really great. It also comes as a cleanser too but is harsher than he benzoyl peroxide ...Read more

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Is dermarest for psoriasis safe to use on penis for skin wondering because of salicylic acid it contain would it cause problems?

Is dermarest for psoriasis safe to use on penis for skin wondering because of salicylic acid it contain would it cause problems?

No: Salicylic acid on any mucous membrane is not a good idea especially for the tip of the penis. Even used on the shaft, it may accidentally reach the area. This would be my guess until a dermatologist with experience on this issue states otherwise. ...Read more