How to Treat a Salicylic Acid Burn
Salicylic acid is used to treat a number of skin conditions such as acne and psoriasis. While salicylic acid is effective when used to treat these common skin conditions, it can bring about other complications such as dryness and irritation. If you develop a salicylic burn, there are certain steps you must take in order to treat the condition or it will get worse. These steps will teach you how to treat a salicylic burn.
How to Treat a Salicylic Burn
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- If you are using salicylic acid to treat acne and it is irritating your skin, consider switching to other topical products such as Differin or Retin-A. These products do require a prescription so you must visit your family doctor before you can start treatment.
- Do not continue using salicylic acid until your burn is completely treated. Otherwise, you will further irritate the burn.