Salicylic acid is the “gold standard” for treating blackheads, whiteheads and excess oil — and is naturally found in willow bark, vegetables and fruits. A common skin care ingredient, you’ve likely come across it while shopping for acne face washes, blackhead treatments and acne spot treatments.

If you have sensitive or dry skin, you should proceed with caution to avoid the three most common side effects associated with salicylic acid: dryness, irritation and sun sensitivity, noted board-certified dermatologist Blair Murphy-Rose, MD, of Laser Skin & Surgery Center of NY.

Read more from Dr. Blair Murphy-Rose on NBC News.

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Manhattan
317 E 34th St, New York, NY 10016, USA

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325 Meeting House Ln Building 1, Suite C, Southampton, NY 11968, USA

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Manhattan
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Southampton
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