Pin It
 @leacrylics
via TikTok (@leacrylics)

Say goodbye to acne with TikTok’s latest skincare hack: salt water


TextSofia Mahirova

The sea salt and water concoction is said to get rid of acne and reduce redness

While the pandemic might have put any hot girl summer plans on pause, TikTok has found a simple solution to your acne woes, and thankfully, it’s pretty accessible.

Last month, TikTok user @leacrylics shared that she has started a routine that she claims gets rid of her acne, pimples, and redness. The solution? Salt water.

“I’ve been struggling (with acne) since I was eleven,” @leacrylics said on TikTok. “I noticed every single time I swim at the beach and go into the ocean and my skin clears completely, so I bought sea salt off Amazon.”

“I mix a teaspoon of sea salt with half a cup of warm water, make the exact same ratio as the ocean, then I just spray it on my face every night… I’m about to start my period and you can see, no breakouts.”

@leacrylics

and this makes so much sense. sea salt is healing. ##acne ##clearskin ##seasalt ##fyp

♬ original sound - Leenis

With over 4.4 million views, the video has prompted a legion of TikTokers to try out the method. @leacrylics has even posted follow-up videos, so you can track her clear skin journey in real-time. 

But before you dismiss it as just another off-kilter TikTok trend (see: dry scooping and fake tan lips), there’s science to back it up. Salt is a natural cleanser, known for its anti-inflammatory properties, balancing oil production, and removing clogged pores. Besides, you can also run it through your hair for tossled, beachy waves.

@imhannahcho

been trying out @leacrylics diy sea salt spray for acne and ive seen such a huge difference!! ill update in a week or two!! #seasalt #acne #skincare

♬ Into The Thick Of It! - The Backyardigans
@aubyrnjadeart

🥲thank u for posting that @leacrylics

♬ original sound - THXOC
Read Next
TikTok lube as primer
Help! TikTok MUAs are using lube instead of make-up primer Beauty news
Lena Dunham addresses wedding body shaming
Lena Dunham addresses ‘gnarly’ body shaming comments on her wedding photos Beauty news
Gwyneth Paltrow Goop
Wolverine claws and touchless orgasms: a first look at Sex, Love, and Goop Beauty news
Pa Salieu – autumn/winter 2020
Dat Barber Nat is keeping the fashion industry trimmed and fresh Beauty Feature
Libra_Stars
October 2021 horoscope: find love and peace this Libra season Horoscopes
Bella Hadid
Centuries later, gold skincare is making a comeback Beauty Feature
Botox and filler
England bans under-18s from Botox and fillers to prevent harmful treatments Beauty news
Azealia Banks
Azealia Banks has dropped a ‘Fuck Him All Night’ perfume Beauty news
Cellular MD skin
What is cellular beauty? The beauty trend getting under your skin Beauty Feature
Doja Cat BH Cosmetics Makeup Line
Get Into It: Doja Cat is launching a make-up collection Beauty news
Prada SS22
Virtual make-up and haircuts dominated the catwalk at Prada’s SS22 show Beauty news
Fenty Cameo Campaign
Visionary hairstylist Issac Poleon shares 5 groundbreaking hair looks Beauty Feature
Linda Evangelista
Linda Evangelista says cosmetic surgery ‘permanently deformed’ her Beauty news
Dazed Live DB Header
Join MUA Lynski and hair stylist John Allan for live beauty tutorials Beauty news
Circus Magazine3
Circus is the unserious beauty platform for total weirdos Beauty Feature
pjimage
Teens on TikTok are removing their own IUDs and doctors are freaking out Beauty news