10. Salicylic Acid
You can see this element in a lot of over-the-counter as well as prescription products that are used to acne. It penetrates the pores and removes blackheads and whiteheads with a lot less irritation than what some people might experience from alpha-hydroxyl acids. Just like AHAs, salicylic acid also exfoliates the skin, and this can drastically reduce signs of aging.
However, users shouldn’t use this salicylic acid if they are allergic to salicylates (similar to the ones found in aspirin). Ask a doctor before making use of use of any product with this acid if you’re nursing or pregnant. Also, find out about any symptoms that may arise from use even if allergic reactions are very rare from use. Call for emergency medical help if you experience trouble breathing, throat tightness, feeling faint, or you see a swelling on your face or even tongue. Where a product produces side effects, it is advised that the use should discontinue their use.