Salicylic, a beta-hydroxy acid, is one of the best acids to turn to if you are struggling with oily skin and are prone to blackheads, acne breakouts and/or have large pores, especially in the T-zone area. It is a highly effective superficial peeling agent and pore cleanser. Salicylic is oil soluble and that means it is drawn to the oil in your skin so it will penetrate deeply into clogged pores, helping to release congestions. This process will result in a marked improvement in acne prone skin after a peeling session. A session is between six and eight peels performed on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
Salicylic is a more intense acid and can cause some irritation. It is always best to start with the 15% unless you have had higher strengths in the past. The Frequently Asked Questions About Chemical Peels section of our website can be very resourceful for first time Salicylic acid chemical peel users. And as always, a Platinum Skin Care specialist is available to answer any questions you may have about Salicylic chemical peel treatments and the results they may render 1-586-598-6093.