We wanted to write about a subject that we find not many people in the world are aware of. Many people that are suffering from skin problems such as eczema or psoriasis are also unknowingly suffering from sensitivity to something called salicylic acid. Although there are a lot of other causes for eczema or psoriasis, but salicylic acid or salicylic is something that you can have a sensitivity to.
Salicylic acid is something that occurs naturally, primarily in unripened fruit, and salicylic acid is something that’s actually the chemical that makes up aspirin. So if you ever took aspirin and had an allergic reaction to it or adverse reaction to it, you may have a sensitivity to salicylic acid, which is also known as “salicylate sensitivity” or “salicylate intolerance“.
Fruits and vegetables that are unripe contain salicylic acid as a natural pesticide, and you think about it, it’s a smart protection: the bugs are eating it this poison, and the fruit have high salicylic acid levels – until it ripens.
A lot of people who have eczema or psoriasis may have a sensitivity to salicylic acid. It’s something that not many people know about. More people understand that their sensitivities to foods like that contain gluten and suger and know to stay away from them.
But this not many people know about this so we wanted to just raise the awareness and let you know that something to look for are foods that have high levels of salicylic acid – especially if you’re having problems with eczema or psoriasis or skin disorder. Combined with autoimmune condition it can be an issue, and something that we remove from the diet as well.