Thursday, February 26, 2009


If you're a beauty-tip addict, then you probably have already read this before. If you haven't, then keep on reading.

The aspirin mask is known to help reduce acne, scars, some redness and oily faces. Why? Aspirin is made of acetylsalicylic acid, which is a form of salicylic acid. Sounds familiar? This ingredient is found in many face cleansers for acne/oily skin.

*If you are allergic to aspirin, this is not for you.

Here is the basics of the aspirin mask:
What you'll need: A couple of Uncoated Aspirin (Uncoated for a better break down, but coated is also fine, it just takes awhile to crush), a few drops of water
Creating the mask: You may use a bowl for this. Add a few drops of water onto the aspirin & let it break down. Crush the aspirin & begin to create a paste by adding a few more drops of water. It should be able to stay on your skin without dripping off.
Directions: Avoid the eye area. Put all over face like a mask for a few minutes, 10 minutes max. When time is up, add a little water to exfoliate & massage -- DO NOT SCRUB. Rinse clean & pat dry. If your face gets dry, use a moisturizer.

That is only the basics. You may mix, match & create your own recipe to your face's needs. Many people add honey, tea, peroxide, oatmeal, or even yogurt. 

For other's recipes & questions, here's one of the many sites you can find: - which I have already linked to the Aspirin mask forum.

If you are unsure, curious or want to know more, please search the internet for more information! 

*Trying this recipe is at your own risk! We are not responsible for your actions.

I have used this scrub & will in the future. I believe this is a great way to save money & is a savor for when you run out of your face scrub, like I just have! & when you need this, all you have to do is look in your medicine cabinet.

I only use this mask 2-3 times a week. This is a face exfoliator/mask, not a cleanser.

1 comment:

helenwiells said...

I use this as a gentle scrub at least once a week...use about 8-10 tablets (I put them in the cap and fill with warm water...they dissolve very quickly). Just use a light touch and small circular motions. You won't believe how your skin feels. The first time I did it, my face flushed for a few minutes, but that never happened again (maybe I did it too hard?) When you see the insane prices for exfoliating products, this will be your best friend.

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