Aspirin in your make-up bag: a heavy duty face mask – reduces acne and rejuvenates!

Hiya girls!

I know, that you love DIY cosmetics and I am happy I was the one who convinced you about their great properties. Why are they better than ready-made cosmetics you can purchase in a drugstore? First of all, they are always fresh, secondly, they are free from unwanted, dangerous chemical substances. Finally, they simply work wonders. Surely, every each of you has already experienced the wonderful effect of using natural hair oils, activated charcoal or aloe vera. Today is the time to introduce you to a pharmaceutical cure. It turns out, that good ol’ aspirin can be a marvellous remedy for acne and blackheads. An aspirin mask will cleanse, sooth and cure your skin a lot more effectively than a licensed beautician at the salon;)

Aspirin face mask – properties

Aspirin is an effective medicine – it is a common fact. However, very little people are aware of the fact that aspirin is nothing else but acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) which has the same impact on your skin as acids used at the salon (ok, the professional acid treatments are a lot harsher to your skin). Nevertheless, it helps not only to overcome acne but also to ease and soothe its symptoms, reduce the visibility of scars, redness and irritation. Long story short, it supports the fight against any skin imperfections, thoroughly cleanses and dries it (therefore, it is especially recommended to the owners of oily and combination skin).

Aspirin face mask – how should stay away from it?

The as every pharmaceutical, aspirin has its side effects. Its effects are very strong, which is why it can irritate very sensitive skin. It will not be suitable for a capillary skin. Those of you, who wish to use it on pimples and zits, but worry about your skin, should firstly, conduct an allergy test. You can also use the mix precisely on the spots to cure single pimples or even cold sores. Be aware that pregnant women or people with very severe acne should rather see a dermatologist instead of applying an aspirin mask.

Aspirin mask – recipe

♥ 3 -4 tabs (ordinary aspirin found in the pharmacy; try not to use the frizzy one)

♥ 1 teaspoon of hydrolate (chamomile, sage, rose, nettle…) or even thermal water 

♥ 1 teaspoon of plain yoghurt (the thicker the better)

How to: pour a teaspoon of hydrolate over the tablets and wait for them to dissolve (you can crush them gently). Do not use too much water, you do not want the mask to run down your face. Add the yoghurt (preferably an organic one, sugar-free, artificial colourants-free). Mix it well and apply it to your face making sure to leave proper space around your eyes. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. You will see the difference in the condition of your skin right away. It will become brightened, moisturised but no longer oily. Any redness will disappear and your skin will be soothed. After a few treatments, pimples, zits, and blackheads will only be history.

Aspirin mask – improved version 

If you enjoyed the above-described mask but would like it to have anti-wrinkle properties, you can change the recipe a bit by adding a bit of honey or your favourite natural oil (Argan, or Shea Butter for mature skin, Jojoba Oil for oily skin, Sweet Almond Oil for sensitive skin). If your skin is in need rejuvenation and renewal, dissolve the tabs in lemon juice instead of the hydrolate. What is more, the type of hydrolate you choose can make a huge difference. Therefore, it is recommended to broaden your knowledge on the effects of hydrolates in order to be able to choose the best one to suit your skin’s needs. 

Aspirin mask – frequency of use?

Girls, if you have been struggling to have beautiful skin, you would probably be ready to do a lot for it. However, remember that more doesn’t always mean better. Somewhere in the depths of the Internet, I came across a blog where some lady stated that she used aspirin on her face on a daily basis. Her aim was to get rid of acne in a short period of time. Personally, I wouldn’t want to see a face that has been treated with acids so often! She could have permanently damaged her epidermis, especially if she hadn’t used any sunscreen and exposed such fragile facial skin to solar radiation. Aspirin mask can be applied up to several times per week but definitely not every day! It is recommended that people who do not have any problems with blackheads, do it once a month just to cleanse the skin thoroughly and exfoliate deeply. 

Aspirin mask – my opinion 

I have been applying it for some time now and I’m trying to observe my skin very carefully. All, to share with you my experience with such a treatment. 

In general: I am positively surprised by its effects. I would never guess that such a small tablet can be so powerful. I must admit that I have never used thermal water to dissolve it, only rose hydrolate. Why? Mainly because it has rejuvenating properties and balances the level of moisture in my skin. To be honest, if I haven’t used rose hydrolate, I would be afraid it will make my skin too dry. Aspirin mask is perfect for smoothing out fine lines and exfoliates gently. Thanks to these features, my skin is smooth and perfectly moisturised. What is more, I was also worried that after some time, my face will produce more sebum than before – luckily, none of that has ever happened. My face is now brightened, the pores shrank, however, this effect vanishes the next day. Fortunately, blackheads are no longer my problem.

Aspirin mask or charcoal mask?

At the moment, I am not sure whether I would change aspirin mask to the charcoal one. I know that both of them have many advantages. Activated charcoal is a lot more natural and apart from cleansing and exfoliating properties it provides your skin with a thorough detox and significant amounts of valuable ingredients. Therefore, I will say that both masks are m number 1 among homemade recipes. 

Do you know aspirin as a cosmetic? Do you use it sometimes? How does it work on your skin? Please share your opinion and leave a comment below. Thanks!