When Is The Right Time To Spot Salicyl Acid Treatment For Acne?
hello I want to ask, can you use the salicylic acid treatment spot on a new zit? because from some sources said it should not be because it only dries the top layer of skin while the infection is still under the surface of the skin and is recommended to let acne grow for 3 days and apply spot treatment, may I ask which are the facts of the statement above, thank you
Hello, Thank you for the question.
Acne is formed due to blockage of hair follicles by dead skin cells and a buildup of skin oil / sebum which is then followed by a bacterial infection. This blockage itself can cause inflammation in the hair follicles, causing the appearance of red spots on the skin. Bacterial infection can further aggravate inflammation and cause a collection of pus under the skin. Acne has different appearance ranging from white blackheads, blackheads, papules, pustules, nodules, cysts.
Acne spot treatment is the act of using a product to treat a single zit by applying the product to the zit, not the entire face. Acne spot treatment is generally intended for mild acne such as blackheads, papules and pustules. If the acne is more severe, then this product cannot handle it because this product cannot enter the deeper layers of the skin. The available products also have different contents such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, sulfur, retinoic acid. Salicylic acid only works to unblock these hair follicles. Salicylic acid can also help dry out pustules (pimples with a little pus underneath). You don't need to wait for pimples to grow to apply this salicylic acid because of its function mentioned above. If acne appears more severe, the use of salicylic acid is not necessarily appropriate. Do not hesitate to consult with a dermatologist further so that the doctor can help determine the right treatment for the problem you are experiencing.
Please also do the following suggestions:
clean the face with mild cleansing facial cleanser that is not foamy and does not contain deodorant avoid using thick cosmetics always clean the face of cosmetics before sleeping use cosmetics and water-based skin products manage stress well Hopefully it helps.