Salicylic acid or beta-hydroxy acid is a common name in skincare, but did you know that they are a key ingredient in skin care products for acne-prone and oily skin? No? keep reading to find out.
How Do Salicylic Acid Benefit Oily and Acne-Prone Skin?
Clogged pores(hair follicles) are one of the main reasons that cause acne. Oil, dirt, bacteria, and dead skin cells are the main culprits that block our pores.
Salicylic acid clears acne by providing deep skin exfoliation as it has excellent anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. It starts working by penetrating deep into the skin and clearing the impurities. It also helps clear small red pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads in acne-prone skin. Above all, salicylic acid reduces the excess oil production (sebum) in the skin.
Skin Care Routine for Oily & Problematic Skin :
A good skincare routine for oily skin includes cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing. Most importantly, using skincare products that contain salicylic acid as salicylic acid works best on oily-prone skin.
1. Cleanse: Cleansing your face twice daily with mild cleansers containing salicylic acid is safe. It will reduce acne without drying the skin.
Start your routine by wetting your face and applying your favorite cleanser, such as our Alpha Beta Cleanser. Gently massage it well all over your face in a circular motion. Our cleanser contains salicylic acid with other anti-acne ingredients that do not irritate or dry the skin. Hence, it gently removes impurities and leaves your skin smooth, fresh, and glowing.
2. Exfoliate: Then the next step is to exfoliate the skin. Exfoliating is a crucial step- but make sure you don’t irritate your skin by over-exfoliating. So exfoliate only 2 to 3 times a week and do it gently.
You can use any good quality exfoliant like our Beta Liquid Exfoliant 2%. It removes impurities, reduces excess sebum, and unclogs pores, preventing acne breakouts. So start by taking a small amount of exfoliator in a gauze pad and apply them in circular motions all over your face. Then wash it off with cool water.
3. Moisturize: Finally, finish it off by applying a moisturizer. There is a misconception that applying moisturizer to oily and acne-prone skin will make things worse, which is simply not true.
Moisturizing your face with our Oil-Free Moisturizer, which locks water in your skin, keeping it hydrated. So don’t hesitate to moisturize. Go for oil-free liquid moisturizers such as our Belle Crux Liquid Oil-Free Moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated.
Best Skin Care Products for Men & Women With Acne :
Acne is a real problem that many of us face. Since it is a daily concern, we must use skin care products that do not provoke acne. So choose products carefully by keeping in mind that you use products that work for your skin.
At Bellé Crux, we have solutions for oily and acne-prone skin. Our oily skin set, containing salicylic acid face wash, exfoliator, and moisturizer, will keep your skin healthy, soft, and radiant !