Have you ever heard of someone using Aspirin on their face? Well, I’m telling you that it’s one of the many products that people are using to improve the complexion of their skin. It can help get rid of any nasty blemishes on your skin. I’m going to tell you everything that this intriguing face mask can do for you, but first, let me cover the basics of how this actually works.
What’s An Aspirin Face Mask And How Does It Work?
I’m pretty much accustomed to taking aspirin when I have a pounding headache. Perhaps you take it when you’ve had too much to drink. Well, come to find out, there are plenty of other uses for aspirin other than making the pain go away.
Some say that an aspirin face mask is one of the best-kept secrets when it comes to do-it-yourself masks to great looking skin. When we think of aspirin we often forget about the natural elements that this contains. For example, there’s something known as acetyl salicylic acid, which is derived from something known as salicin. This can be found in willow trees. Well, I’m sure you know that salicylic acid is a very popular acne treatment ingredient. The reason it’s so commonly found in these treatment solutions and products is due to its ability to fight inflammation. It’s also said to be an antiseptic. All of these are valid reasons why it might, in fact, be good for your skin.
What Are The Benefits
In a nutshell, the benefits are simple. Aspirin can be used to help fix or cure your acne issues. If you decide to use it daily or regularly, then it can help make your skin look healthier. It does a great job of opening your pores which will allow you to remove any bacteria.
The main benefits of applying aspirin face masks are:
- It can successfully calm your skin and relieve it from any inflammation due to the presence of cystic acne or rosacea.
- It can help minimize any itching sensation and redness that might be present.
- The aspirin within the mask can help you get rid of blackheads, whiteheads, and zits in general.
- If you have a lot of dead skin cells residing on your face, applying an aspirin face mask can encourage cell turnover which will help your skin look younger and healthier.
- Aspirin face masks are also known to help reduce lines and wrinkles that exist on your face.
- It also can help fix those baggy looking eyes and reduce any swelling that might be present.
Important Consumer Message
I want to make this very clear, it’s extremely important that you not attempt to make or apply an aspirin face mask if by chance you’re allergic to aspirin.
In the event that you have any type of allergy or sensitive skin in general, then I urge you to please test your skin before taking further action. Not doing so could lead to medical complications.
Creating The Face Masks
The first thing you’ll want to do is get your hands on some non-coated aspirin. You’ll need about ten pills in total and some water. Just enough to make a paste out of the aspirin, nothing too watery.
Wash your face and make sure it’s clean. Apply the aspirin mask using your index finger and middle finger. Leave the mask on for roughly 20 minutes or so, then rinse the mask with warm water and pat your skin dry. For best results, do this on a regular basis.
There are different types of masks that you can make depending on the type of skin that you have. My suggestion would be to make the aspirin face mask that caters best to your specific type of skin.
For example, if you have oily skin, then add a couple of drops of tea tree oil to the paste mixture. If your skin is extra dry, then go ahead and add a small teaspoon of manuka honey to the mixture. If you have a bad sunburn you can add some olive oil and lemon juice to help heal your skin.
Now, for those simply looking to use this mask as an anti aging mask, you’ll want to add egg whites to the mask. Some like to use this to whiten their skin and since I’m not a firm believer in this, I’m not even going to cover it. It may or may not be effective, I don’t want the responsibility of providing that type of information and having something happen to your skin. I know, I do it all the time but not today.
There are plenty of side effects to think about when using an aspirin face mask. Most importantly, you need to determine whether or not you are allergic to aspirin. In the event that you are, then I want you to understand that it’s imperative that you not try this face mask out! Instead, find another alternative mask to use on your skin.
Conclusion: Be Careful If You’re Allergic To Aspirin
While this mask may prove to be great at fixing your acne ridden skin, it can also cause major issues for those that are allergic to it. Anyone that’s interested in trying this popular homemade skin care treatment should really speak with a physician first. Always proceed with caution as it’s better to be safe rather than sorry.