15% Azelaic Acid Serum...Scars, Acne, Melasma, Hyperpigmentation are so YESTERDAY!
What is azelaic acid?
Surprisingly, the naturally occurring acid comes from barley, rye grains and wheat and belongs to a family called carboxylic acids. Azelaic acid is known to have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, making it effective in the treatment of skin conditions such as hyperpigmentation, melasma, scars, acne and rosacea.
Does azelaic acid help fight acne?
In one word: yes! Boston dermatologist Dennis A. Porto, MD says the acid’s antimicrobial properties absolutely help with acne, but the ingredient also goes one step further: “It treats the acne, as well as the hyperpigmentation that results from it,” explains Conroe, TX dermatologist Lana Hawayek, MD, who loves the ingredient for darker skin types who deal with blemishes and the hyperpigmentation and scarring that may result from them.
Does azelaic acid lighten hyperpigmentation?
New York dermatologist Marisa Garshick, MD contends the acid does indeed help even out skin tone and that it can even help lighten up melasma. Dr. Porto explains that azelaic acid also “decreases abnormal melanin, which helps it remove dark spots from the skin.”
To treat hyperpigmentation, Dr. Sajic likes to combine azelaic acid with, vitamin C, kojic acid and alpha arbutin. “Several recent studies have shown a very similar effect for pigmentation compared to hydroquinone, which is falling out of favor,” he adds.
Can you use azelaic acid everyday?
Known to be easier than most acids to tolerate, it’s a great option for those with sensitive skin—it can be used daily. But if used in the morning, be sure to layer on SPF after, as the acid can make your skin more sensitive to UV. (It should be used after cleansing and before applying your other skin-care layers.)
What is the secret for results?
Consistency! If you follow the recommended regimen of using [azelaic acid] twice daily, along with a moisturizer and a sunblock, it is extremely effective.
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