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Beta Hydroxy Acid

Beta hydroxy acid/salicylic acid is a fantastic ingredient for treating acne as it not only helps to clear blocked pores but also reduces inflammation. It works in a similar way to alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), refreshing the skin by giving it a chemical exfoliation. It does this by dissolving the bonds that keep old, dead skin cells onto the skin’s surface. The main difference is that BHA is oil-soluble, so it can also dissolve its way into blocked, oily pores while most AHAs are water-soluble, so they just give a surface exfoliation of the skin.

 

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Alpha H Clear Skin Tonic

Alice says “This is a terrific chemical exfoliant based on salicylic acid which clears congested pores and is anti-inflammatory, too....

Paula's Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

This brilliant chemical exfoliant is outstandingly useful if you have oily skin or pores that get easily congested. It clears congested...

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I have a little line of large pores that have appeared on my chin. How do I get rid if them? Thank you.

We can't get rid of our pores – what you're seeing is oxidised oil that's collecting in the pores. To get the pores a bit clearer, products with salicylic acid will help, because this exfoliating acid can dissolve its way through oil, so it can clear pores out from the inside. You can use a cleanser with salicylic, though what I find most helpful is using a product with 2% salicylic acid to wipe over the area regularly (every two days to start with, and if your skin is fine with that, then every day), to help decongest the pores. For a faster, more drastic result, find a clinic that can offer a facial peel with 30% salicylic acid – I had...

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