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How to treat salicylic acid burn on face?

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How would you treat an salicylic acid burn on face. I used a pore reducer cream and now my face is bright red and still burning.

Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Terry replied 9 years ago.


Yes, wash the product completely off your face.

Would you please give a little more detail so I can help you better.

What is the name if the product?

Did you follow directions given?

Any dry flaky areas or any blisters?

Thank you

Customer: replied 9 years ago.

Yes, I did wash product off completely. The product is Joey New York, "pure pores" blackhead remover and pore minimizer. Yes I did follow directions only left on for one minute then rubbed off as directed. I do not have any flaky areas nor no blisters. The area does hurt to touch and is extremely red.

Expert:  Terry replied 9 years ago.


Thank you for the extra added detail. Salycilic acid actually created a chemical burn similar to a sunburn. Sometimes it does this because it slowly removes the top layer of skin so that smooth renewed skin can appear over time. I wonder if it indicates a possibility of redness on the package. If you choose not to seek medical help then you can try some home remedies: aloevera gel, aloevera from a fresh aloe plant, compresses with cool water mixed with milk. A moisturizer is very important with these products because they create a dryness and flakiness usually. Use a moisturizer from a health food store (if possible), one with vitamin A and E in it. You probably are sensitive to this product and that's why it produced a severe reaction.


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