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Doctor insights on: How To Dilute Salicylic Acid

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How do I dilute 100% salicylic acid to 25%?

How do I dilute 100% salicylic acid to 25%?

You don't: But a compounding pharmacy could. Salicylic acid is, indeed, acidic. It is used for burning the skin. It's effects are delayed so even "trying a little bit" could be dangerous when it "seemed safe" but the burning occurs later. ...Read more

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How can you use salicylic acid properly?

How can you use salicylic acid properly?

Salicylic acid: Salicylic acid is used for different things. It depends upon what you want to treat. Roman soldiers taped willow bark to their feet to remove callouses because it contains salicylic acid. ...Read more

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Salicylic acid andglycolic acid ok to use together?

Salicylic & Glycolic: You can use the products together. However the two products used together my cause increased dryness or irritation. ...Read more

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How long do you have to keep salicylic acid on for?

Salicylic acid: It depends on the concentration and on what you are treating. The question does not provide sufficient specificity to answer. ...Read more

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Can I use trerinoin and salicylic acid at the same time?

Can I use trerinoin and salicylic acid at the same time?

No: May cause unwanted local skin reactions tretinoin should work well by its self. ...Read more

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Can I use 2 different salicylic acid products at the same time?

Can I use 2 different salicylic acid products at the same time?

Preferably not: Depending on the strength of the salicylic acid you are using. If you combine products and are using too much, this will cause a chemical burn and can potentially cause scarring. ...Read more

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I have dr. Scholl's corn remover that comes with the salicylic acid and I used it, but all it did was make the corn white, what do I do now?

I have dr. Scholl's corn remover that comes with the salicylic acid and I used it, but all it did was make the corn white, what do I do now?

Stubborn corns: These can be pretty stubborn however, once the skin is white and soft, it can be gently pared with either a pumice stone or something that can remove that dead layer of skin gently. ...Read more

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Best salicylic acid body lotion?

Best salicylic acid body lotion?

Neutragen: There are many out on the market. I make my own that is mixed with a little glycolic acid too. However, as far as the market goes, I like neutragena's with the great fruit sense. ...Read more

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Salicylic acid, use of application?

Salicylic acid, use of application?

Softens keratin: In low concentration (1-2%) is softens keratin in skin. Good for some forms of acne. Higher conc. (20%) can be used as a chemical peel for cosmetic purposes. ...Read more

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Will salicylic acid remove an age spot?

It might lighten: Spot, but won't likely remove completely.

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What are the side effect of salicylic acid?

What are the side effect of salicylic acid?

Dry irritated skin: Salicylic acid is an over-the-counter acne medication. It can cause excess dryness and some scaliness of the skin, but these side effects can be lessened with an oil-free moisturizer. It can also cause irritated skin, which improves if the salicylic acid is used less frequently. Salicylic acid is less irritating than benzoyl peroxide but is likely less effective than benzoyl peroxide against acne. ...Read more

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Can salicylic acid cause my skin to age quicker?

Can salicylic acid cause my skin to age quicker?

Not really.: Salicylic acid is a mild skin peeling agent that removes the top sun-damaged layers of the skin, allowing the healthier skin cells from within the hair follicles and sweat glands to resurface your skin as it heals after peel. More collagen and elastic fibers are produced, making your skin look more youthful and less wrinkled. ...Read more

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Can I use glycolic acid and salicylic acid at the same time?

Can I use glycolic acid and salicylic acid at the same time?

Staged: You may want to consider alternating. I do not recommend performing simultaneously or mixing the two. You will possibly develop hypersensitive skin or excessively dry skin. ...Read more

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How can I help my damaged skin caused by overuse of salicylic acid heal?

How can I help my damaged skin caused by overuse of salicylic acid heal?

Skin recovery: If irritated from excessive Salicylic Acid, use moisturizing soap such as Dove-sensitive skin, or Aveeno (oatmeal). In addition, apply gentle lotion, such as Vanicream, or Aveeno (oatmeal) to area, on damp skin, about a week. ...Read more

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What's the expert opinion, could the use of salicylic acid cause my skin to age quicker?

What's the expert opinion, could the use of salicylic acid cause my skin to age quicker?

Salicylic acid: No, in fact it will remove dead skin and make your skin younger in appearance. It is used in a number of cosmetics for this purpose. ...Read more

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Does salicylic acid remove tattoos?

Does salicylic acid remove tattoos?

Tatto removal: No, saliylic acid does not remove tattoos. The lasers do by fractioning the ink particles into smaller pieces that can be removed by the bodies. The sa treatments do not penetrate deep enough and do not affect the ink at all. ...Read more

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How often should you use a 20% salicylic acid peel?

These peels can be: Done every 7-14 days, it depends on your skin's response. If you have significant dryness I would suggest decreasing to once a month. ...Read more

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I have a big mark from salicylic acid. Is it a burn?

Could be: Salicylic acid is the main ingredient in wart removal solutions. It acts in a direct "burn" like toxic effect on the wart & if spilled over normal skin will have the same general effect. Depending on the strength of the solution & time on the skin, it could burn several layers of skin at a time. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to use salicylic acid with clindamycin?

Is it possible for me to use salicylic acid with clindamycin?

See below: The short answer is yes (of course no if you have any history of salicylate allergy). ...Read more

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Salicylic acid is hard to remove on my face, what do you suggest?

Salicylic acid is hard to remove on my face, what do you suggest?

Leave it: Salicylic acid is not one of the chemical peels that you neutralize. IF you use a gentle face wash it will reduce some of the crystals that form.

I do not recommend that you scrub your face with any force, the peel will exfoliate for you.
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