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Salicylic Acid Skin Tags
Not oily: Check the contents of whatever product you are using. ...Read more
Stop the acid: And wait, it will improveGet a more detailed answer ›
Not really.: Salicylic acid is a mild skin peeling agent that removes the top sun-damaged layers of the skin, allowing the healthier skin cells from within the hair follicles and sweat glands to resurface your skin as it heals after peel. More collagen and elastic fibers are produced, making your skin look more youthful and less wrinkled. ...Read more
Salicylic acid: No, in fact it will remove dead skin and make your skin younger in appearance. It is used in a number of cosmetics for this purpose. ...Read more
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
Not Necessarily: You could have had a contact dermatitis from the salicylic acid and still be able to take aspirin. You may need to have an aspirin challenge under the supervision of a physician to see if you react or not. You might also want to have a patch test that includes salicylic acid to verify for sure if that caused the reactions. ...Read more
Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and many chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it using gentle means. ...Read more
How should I moisturise my skin after using salicylic acid face wash? I have white head prone skin.
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
I'm using coaltar (salicylic acid) for dandruff. How long will it take for my dandruff and hardened scalp skin to go away? Using it from 2 weeks.
Let's get serious: Coal tar and salicylic acid are two different medications. If it's not working, it's time to explore possibly adding a Rx, or reviewing the diagnosis. Read up on seborrheic dermatitis and so forth -- an antifungal may be the next step, or it might be one of the less common illnesses. ...Read more
I had corn on my finger, I put corn bandage (Salicylic acid). Later it became soft, I removed it. Later new skin developed, now the corns are back!
Recurrent corn: First of all, think about why did the corn form on your finger. Very likely there was a lot of stress on that part of your finger. Result is the corn formation. If you are still getting a lot of stress on that finger part, then you will get another corn despite your removing it earlier. ...Read more
Sleep, drink water and use salicylic acid/benzoxl peroxide etc for good skin. What else could you suggest me to do?
Is peeling/chafing of the skin a good thing when using 2% salicylic acid astringent on face? Should it be doing this?
Is dermarest for psoriasis safe to use on penis for skin wondering because of salicylic acid it contain would it cause problems?
Yes: Facial products containing salicylic acid are over-the-counter and sold in stores everywhere. They are often used to treat acne. Once a day face-washing with a salicylic acid product is ok, but washing too often or scrubbing too vigorously may lead to irritated, reddened facial skin. Acne is a hormonal problem that leads to certain bacteria growing in oil glands. Acne is not caused by dirty skin. ...Read more
Probably: If your skin is not getting irritated or too dry then you should be able to use both products without a problem. ...Read more
Doctor's opinion? My skin frosts with 20% salicylic acid peel, will this treat and improve my pitted scarring?
See below: Most likely no.Get a more detailed answer ›
Very dry skin, itchy etc. Should I buy the cerave salicylic acid + vit d for extremely dry skin or normal cerave body lotion??
Cream better: Cerave cream is better than the lotion. Also keep showers short and only use soap in private parts. If you have any red scaly areas see your dermatologist. ...Read more
My inner thighs and outer skin of my vagina are very itchy it has now wounds due to scratching, is it ok to use salicylic acid? Thanks:)
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 of day. If your skin becomes irritated use only one of the products. ...Read more
I used a retinol cream two nights ago, and the next day I used a 4% salicylic acid and 2.5% bp cream on my face. I've been using all these products for a while with no reactions, however I've been sick and taking cold medicine, and noticed my skin is more
Question cut off: Although the end of your question was cut of, I'm going to take a guess that you're wondering if the change in your skin has anything to do with your cold medicine. The answer is NO. However, if I'm off the mark, please resubmit your question more succinctly so that we can review all the pertinent information. ...Read more