TikTok Claims That Salt Water Can Cure All Acne Issues And The Reviews Are Glowing (Literally)

sea salt water tiktok face hack

Greetings to everyone who has ever had trouble with acne, pimples or redness on their face. Skincare TikTok claims that they’ve finally found the answer to all of your troubles, and the thing is, it’s actually backed by science.

Late last month, TikTok user @leacrylics shared that she has started a routine that she swears gets rid of her acne, pimples and redness. The mystery cure? It’s simply sea salt mixed with some water, and then you spray it on your face. Yep, that’s it.

“I’ve been struggling [with acne] since I was eleven,” @leacrylics said in her first TikTok on the matter.

“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.”

It honestly feels too good to be true, but you can watch the video below.


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

♬ original sound – Leenis

There have even been follow-up videos since the original which provide updates on how to use the magic sea salt water spray when you’re getting ready for a full day of wearing a mask.

As we all know, wearing a mask all day can sometimes cause us to break the fuck out, so thankfully, @leacrylics has put her face on the line in the name of skin science.


UPDATE 🙂 #seasalt #seasaltspray #diy #acne #clearskin #ocean #savemoney

♬ original sound – Leenis

And just when you may think that this is some wild TikTok trend that’s being flung around for views, other TikTokers have raved about the method as well.

Turns out, if you’ve been dealing with acne your whole life, a daily dose of sea salt water to the face may just clear you up. I mean, look at this next TikTok. Her skin is GLOWING.


🥲thank u for posting that @leacrylics

♬ original sound – THXOC

The best part about this hack is that it’s totally backed by science too, which is always reassuring.

Salt can assist in cleansing the face, removing bacteria, balancing your oil production and removing any clogged pores that may exist. It’s got magnesium, calcium, and potassium in it, and also has anti-inflammatory properties.

All this in just a little mixture of sea salt and water. I’m astonished. Screw the ocean I’m heading straight online to buy myself some sea salt.

If you need me, I’ll be staring at my new face in the mirror after trialling the fuck out of this.