What is Azelaic Acid and What it Does for Skin
Hey Beauty’s 🙋🏽♀️ I broke out last week as I unintentionally “slugged” a small pimple with LUCAS' PAPAW REMEDIES - Lucas' Papaw Ointment Lip Balm I use it as my lip balm and without thinking or cleansing, put some on the pimple. 🤦🏽♀️ long story short, I have a minor break out on my cheek but I found my slugging product. 😉 So I was looking for an acne treatment as I don’t usually suffer from acne. After 45 years on the planet 🌍 I realised I only break out when I menstruate 🩸 and probably get a pimple three times a year. I have mature combination skin. So having found Azelaic Acid works for rosacea and acne I thought I’d shine a little spotlight on an underrated ingredient. 😁 What is Azelaic Acid? Azelaic acid is a naturally occurring acid found in grains such as barley, wheat, and rye. It has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it effective in the treatment of skin conditions like acne and rosacea. The acid can prevent future outbreaks and clean bacteria from your pores that cause acne. 😃 Its beneficial for your skin and increasingly popular but often "overlooked" and "under-the-radar," according to medical experts. Its typically the lab-engineered form that’s used in skin care products, owing to its being more stable and effective. Research on topical azelaic acid is for prescription-strength formulas with 15%-20% concentrations although 10% is known to be effective for acne and rosacea. Combining azelaic acid with other ingredients is much more effective than when used alone. Common side effects 🧚♀️ Burning, stinging, or tingling of the skin dryness, itching, peeling, or redness of the skin Less common 🧚♀️ Blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin. - Drugs.com I’m a fan of The Ordinary and picked up The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%. If you have any other recommendations for products with azelaic acid, drop a word or two below. 😁 Or if you can recommend another treatment that would be awesome. Have a great day and let me know if this was useful. Jade ☺️
The Ordinary-Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
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