what do salicylic washes do? diif b/w nlite /clealright?

what do salicylic acid washes do like the aveeno one o.5 %?

also what is the diff. betwween nilite versus clearlight, besided n lite also helps with scars, but do they both kill.p .acnes and i guess if you have to keep doing it but what about uncloging the pore are suppose to exfoiat also when doing these lasers?

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  1. http://www.acne.com/t_salicylic.php


    Salicylic acid is a mild acid that works as a keratolytic agent — it encourages the sloughing of dead skin cells. It’s a safe, effective treatment for mild acne, oily skin, textural changes and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation in patients of most skin types.


    Mild acid solutions, such as salicylic acid and glycolic acid, can be effective on acne. These encourage the peeling of the top layer of skin and the opening of plugged follicles, which helps reestablish the normal skin-cell replacement cycle. For milder acne, salicylic acid helps unclog pores to resolve and prevent lesions. It does not have any effect on the production of sebum or the presence of P. acnes bacteria. Like many other topical acne treatments, salicylic acid must be used continuously, even after acne lesions have healed. Its effects stop when you stop using it, so your skin will return to its uneven shedding; pores become clogged, and acne returns.


    The approved range of salicylic acid concentrations for acne treatment is 0.5%–2%. This medicine can be very drying to the skin, even in low concentrations. If you experience dryness or irritation, take a look at the other skin products you’re using. Some products can enhance the keratolytic properties of salicylic acid, leaving your skin dry. A few things to avoid when you are using salicylic acid products:

    • Abrasive soaps or cleansers

    • Alcohol-containing preparations

    • Any other topical acne preparation or preparation containing a peeling agent
    (benzoyl peroxide, resorcinol, sulfur, or tretinoin [vitamin A acid])

    • Cosmetics or soaps that dry the skin

    • Medicated cosmetics

    • Other topical skin medicine

    NOTE: This medicine may be absorbed through the skin. If you are using salicylic acid over a large area of your body and wish to become pregnant, consult with your doctor.


    Salicylic acid is present in many “over-the-counter” acne products, including lotions, creams, alcohol-based solutions and medicated pads. As with any product, read the label carefully and follow the instructions for proper use.


    Dryness: The most common side effect, dryness, is usually mild. If the skin is visibly scaly, apply a light oil-free moisturizer.

    Irritation: Children are more likely to get skin irritation from salicylic acid. If you experience mild irritation, try decreasing the frequency of use. If irritation is severe or persists even with infrequent application, discontinue use.

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