6 reasons why Salicylic acid is great for Indian skin!

on March 05, 2021
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Here's why the Light Routine® range of Salicylic acid home peels are perfect for you. 

 

  1. The first and the most important reason why salicylic acid works very well on the Indian skin is its oil soluble nature. We know that Asian skin in general, and Indian skin in particular, produces a lot of sebum, aka skin oils! Salicylic acid is a lipophilic (oil loving) acid, and can easily mix with the skin surface lipids and the lipids from the oil glands in the pilosebaceous units. So, salicylic acid peels like the Light Routine® are able to reduce the skin’s sebum and cleanse the acne glands, and that’s how it works on pimples, post pimple pigmentation, and post acne redness. Compared to glycolic acid, which is water soluble, salicylic acid is a better chemical exfoliator  for oily, acne prone Asian skin.

  2. Salicylic acid has a long safety record. It has been used to treat various conditions over the last 2000 years. Specifically for the skin, the skin softening and exfoliating benefits of salicylic acid were discovered as early as 1860. Several studies have been done to prove the safety and efficacy of salicylic acid in Indian skin, for conditions like acne and pigmentation.

  3. Salicylic acid peels are able to selectively reduce the thickness of the top most layer of the epidermis, while leaving the rest of the epidermis intact. Further, salicylic acid skin peels can create progressive rejuvenation of the dermal tissue without causing direct wounding of the skin. This is how fine lines and superficial wrinkles, improve so much with a consistent use of the salicylic acid peels. With very promising benefits like these, adding the Light Routine® range of salicylic acid home peels, to your skin care routine, is an obvious choice!

  4. Most chemical exfoliation agents work on loosening the keratin intercellular cement between the outer layers of the cell, to cause desquamation. The action of salicylic acid is a little more unique. As a lipophilic peel, salicylic acid works on the intercellular lipid structure, thus separating the surface cells of the epidermis. Further, it also disrupts the junctions of the cells in the topmost layer, thus detaching the dead cells from the skin surface. This action of salicylic acid makes it a desmolytic agent, more than a keratolytic agent.  And this is majorly responsible for the improvement in skin texture, and reduction of skin roughness with a salicylic acid peel program.

  5. Salicylic acid has both antimicrobial and antifungal properties and can work great for body acne, and fungal folliculitis, both of which can cause persistent pigmented spots on the back and butt. A regular usage of the potent Light Routine® Advanced salicylic acid peel, works to clear the persistent post acne hyperpigmentation. Combine this with the Milk Route® lactic acid home peel, and your back and butt acne are a thing of the past!

  6. Salicylic acid has been proven to work in many conditions, as listed below

  • Acne

  • Melasma

  • Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation

  • Photodamage

  • Rough skin

  • Fine lines and wrinkles

  • Skin Dullness

  • Oily skin

  • Widened Pores

Light Routine® Gentle is a high performance salicylic acid home peel, with proven benefits for Indian skin. If you are a complete newbie to skin care, you may wish to start with the Light Routine® Soft which is ideal for youngsters, and those with sensitive skin. Light Routine® Advanced is a salicylic acid DIY home treatment for back acne. Click here to explore the Light Routine® range. 

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