Should You Use a Chemical Exfoliant?
Dr. Bhanusali is a fan of the ingredients and recommends them to almost all of his patients, depending on their individual needs.
"If they have a problem with acne, I like beta hydroxy acids (BHAS) like salicylic acid," he said. "Glycolic acid is great for hyperpigmentation and rejuvenation." If you have oily skin, you can use chemical exfoliants three to four times a week, while those with sensitive skin should limit use to two or three times weekly. Dr. Bhanusali advises people with sensitive skin go for polyhydroxy acids. If you work out a lot, he recommends you treat your skin to a lactic acid or salicylic-acid-spiked body wash.