Yes, Aspirin has other uses that for the morning after a heavy brunch/ladies night! Behold, the cheap and effective face mask that you have in your medicine cabinet and does not cost a fortune! I love how my skin glows after this. It feels as if this should be a skin tip handed down by your grandparents. Sadly not with mine…one used a well known lotion and had a face like a baseball catchers mitt left out in the rain… Please, tell your children, parents, grandchildren, grandparents…
Why does it work?
Aspirin is actually a form of Beta Hydroxy Acids or BHA’s, which are found in many skin creams and work by exfoliating the dull, dead layers of skin, revealing fresh new skin underneath. Over time, BHA’s can help clarify skin tone and promote healing of blemishes. However, do not use the aspirin mask if you have a sensitivity to BHA’s or if you have very sensitive skin, or obviously if you are allergic to aspirin!
How do you make it?
The Aspirin mask must be made with uncoated, dissolvable tablets. Take three or four tablets and dissolve in a teaspoon/tablespoon of warm water. I add a couple of drops of water, tap the tablets so that they gently dissolve, one by one. If if gets too watery, add another tablet. I also add a dash of honey to use as a bonding agent and it helps to soften the skin too.
Spread the mixture on the face, avoiding the eye area and leave for a few minutes until it dries. Very gently rub the mask for about 1 minute, to exfoliate the skin. Rinse off with tepid water.
I find this an excellent mask to use once or twice a week. It makes your skin feel as soft as a baby’s bottom and helps to clarify skin tone and texture.