Mandelic acid and Salicylic acid: an effective anti acne solution


Acne has always been one of the prime concerns on very teenager mind. It is a common skin disease which affects a person at the onset of puberty and continues till adulthood and is caused by various factors.

Factors causing acne

The root cause of this problem is excess secretion of oil (sebum) by sebaceous glands. However, hormonal imbalances, stress and improper diet are some of the factors that accentuate the concern. The surface of the skin is covered with tiny hair follicles or pores which get clogged due to excess oil (sebum) secretion. Dirt, sweat and bacteria causes inflammation and those red patches are usually known as acne.

Anti-acne solutions

Everyone from a teenager to adult is in on the lookout for the most effective anti acne treatment. With a plethora of lotions, creams, ointments and over the counter medicines available, there is no scarcity of options. The anti acne treatment that everyone looks for is the one which not only cures the problem but also prevents its recurrence. No wonder home remedies are the most sought after solutions since they have no side effects, are
natural and also cheaper. However, if the problem is grave one needs to consult a dermatologist or try over the counter anti acne solutions according to their skin type.

Popular treatments

One of the most recommended anti acne treatments in today’s world is a combination of Mandelic acid and Salicylic acid. Mandelic acid is a milder form of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) which offers a complete skin care solution. Its anti bacterial properties have the ability to control acne and prevent its repeated outbreaks. Even chemical peeling, one of the most popular treatments, involves the application of Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) and Beta hydroxy acids (BHA) on the face post cleansing. Mandelic acid also reduce pigmentation such as large freckles and brown spots as well as hyper pigmentation, blemishes and wrinkles. At the same time, Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid (AHA) which is mostly used to treat non-inflamed or comedonal acne such as whiteheads and blackheads, through the process of exfoliation.

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