Natural SALICYLIC ACID for Acne – Fruit Sources (Low, Moderate & High)
Salicylic acid has been one of the most popular over-the-counter acne treatments in use today. Salicylic acid is usually prescribed for mild to moderate acne and can be quite damaging to the skin in all honesty.
Salicylic acid is a beta-hydroxy acid with mildly exfoliating properties. When you use anything that contains it topically, fruit included, it gently thins out the dermal layer by increasing cell turnover. Salicylic acid also dissolves blackheads, which makes it pretty handy to use if you’re suffering from comedonal acne; non-inflamed acne that is mostly caused by skin care products.
Why Use Natural Salicylic acid for acne?
Most conventional salicylic acid treatments available over the counter contain 2% (sometimes more) of salicylic acid, plus several other ingredients that I would rather not put on my skin. The strength of these crèmes and gels loosen keratin quite a bit more harshly than natural alternatives, causing excessive skin peeling, mild to
Using fruit instead will gently exfoliate the skin. Aside from the more acidic nature of green apple and tomato, the fruit I mention below will soften, nourish, decrease inflammation and redness, and exfoliate the skin. moderate burning, and reddening of the skin. This can actually cause more acne, the exact opposite of what we’re trying to accomplish.
After trying these natural remedies, your blemishes should be gone or at least greatly diminished after 2-3 days.
These are some of the sources of Natural Salicylic Acid for acne and blemishes. Depending on the amount Salicylates (high in salicylic acid content), you can choose to treat your acne according your skin type.
Acidity = not so comfortable for sensitive skin.
High in Salicylates
Moderate in Salicylates
Low in Salicylates
How to use these Natural Salicylic acid rich fruits to treat ACNE
You can use these fruits either in the form of paste and just slather it on your face or extract the juice out of it and dip a face washcloth into the juice to absorb the juice and wrap it on your face.
How long to leave it on your face after applying..?
I like to keep it on for at least 10 minutes before rinsing thoroughly, however, for the green apple treatment, I will only leave it on for about 5 minutes due to its acidity.
How Often to use Natural Salicylic acid for Acne and Blemishes
Not more than twice weekly.