Is Salicylic Acid Bad for Tattoos?

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Posted by Anonymous (Questions: 1582, Answers: 0)
Asked on October 21, 2023 11:26 pm
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Salicylic acid is generally not recommended for use on tattoos, especially during the healing process. Salicylic acid is a beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) that is commonly used in skincare products for its exfoliating and acne-fighting properties. However, it can be too harsh for fresh tattoos.

During the healing process, tattoos require gentle care to allow the skin to recover properly. Salicylic acid can potentially irritate the skin, disrupt the healing process, and cause fading or distortion of the tattoo. It may also increase the risk of infection or scarring.

It is always best to consult with a professional tattoo artist or a dermatologist for specific advice on caring for your tattoo. They can provide guidance on suitable products and ingredients that will promote proper healing and help maintain the vibrancy of your tattoo.

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Posted by Chemist Marylyne Ghatti, Clean Beauty Specialist Dermatologist (Questions: 0, Answers: 1560)
Answered on October 21, 2023 11:26 pm

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