Salicylic acid facts for kids
Salicylic acid is a chemical substance. It is an acid. It is the base ingredient for a drug called aspirin. It is also used as a food preservative, and to treat diseases of the skin, like acne or warts. It is also used in shampoos to treat dandruff (flaking skin on the head).
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Cotton pads soaked in salicylic acid can be used to chemically exfoliate skin
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