Want to know if Salicylic Acid is the best solution for your acne? Read here!
Managing face acne and body acne inside out is important to stop your next breakout from happening. That’s when you might try topical remedies. However, these cannot distinguish between the good bacteria essential for the skin’s health and the harmful, acne-causing bacteria. Hence, while attempting to fight acne, they kill off both good and bad bacteria.
In fact, you may have many skincare products with salicylic acid that claim to de-clog your pores, exfoliate your skin, and prevent further breakouts. They are beneficial for reducing acne, but that takes care of only one aspect of the problem. However, besides being an incomplete remedy, salicylic acid is known to cause skin discolouration and provoke allergic reactions like swelling, itching, dry skin, and skin irritation.
The chemical permeates deep into the epidermis (your skin’s first layer) and tears down the connections between your skin cells. Once the molecule’s acid component reaches the skin, it disrupts the intracellular ‘glue’ that holds skin cells together, thus harming your skin.
Certain skin types may find salicylic acid drying and harsh as well. It can irritate sensitive skin as well. These side effects are more likely to occur when you’ve just started using them. People with more vulnerable skin types may experience dryness, peeling, redness, and skin irritation, depending on the concentration and quantity of salicylic acid being applied.
Avoiding this acid if you are pregnant or using certain medications, such as blood thinners, is also best. Reports show that salicylic acid also sensitises the skin to sunlight, making it more prone to sunburn. So as you can see, the side effects of salicylic acid outweigh its benefits. Maybe now is the time to switch.
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Thymol and terpineol are ingredients that penetrate the bacterial cell wall and specifically destroy only the gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria that cause acne. While other formulations also kill good bacteria, further disturbing the skin's microbial balance, TT technology does not do that. It has been clinically proven that a formulation of 0.1% thymol and terpineol reduces acne in one week, giving you healthy, acne-free clear skin.
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Although salicylic acid is a common ingredient in skincare products, using it isn't a one-size-fits-all situation. Different factors are at play while using the anti-acne active ingredient to treat acne breakouts. Therefore, you must use formulations based on high science and optimise your regimen with solutions like the TT technology – which targets and resolves the root cause of your acne. The combination is clinically proven to decrease acne from day 3, even being 2.5 times more effective than 0.5% salicylic acid.