Azelaic acid is naturally available in barley, wheat, and rye. The acid has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and treats skin issues like rosacea.
Benefits Of Using Azelaic Acid In Your Skin Care Routine
1. Fights Acne And Rosacea
Clogged pores (due to excess oil secretion and bacterial proliferation) cause acne, inflammation, and swelling. Rosacea is the chronic state of acne that creates extreme redness, bumps, and lesions due to altered lipid balance – something azelaic acid fights, thanks to its anti-inflammatory, keratolytic, and antibacterial properties
2. Lightens Skin
Azelaic acid lightens skin tone by reducing melanin production and inhibiting the activity of an enzyme called tyrosinase . Azelaic acid opens the skin pores, so ensure you use sunscreen after you apply the product to avoid sun damage.
3. Helps With Hyperpigmentation And Melasma
Hyperpigmentation is an aftereffect that follows acne. It leaves marks, blemishes, and dark spots. Azelaic acid fights all of these, thanks to its healing properties.