I pin regularly on Pinterest and found a life hack about piercing an Advil liquid gel cap and placing the gel on zits. Apparently, the anti-inflammatory properties will zap the zit in seconds. Not believing this, I Googled Advil and zits, trying to find the truth to this miracle ointment. Along the way, I came across a comment that said while Advil will help acne, an Aspirin mask works much better. I had never heard of an aspirin mask in my life and so began the journey down the rabbit hole that is Google, attempting to learn more.
Aspirin Masks for Acne
Here’s why an aspirin mask is great for acne:
- Aspirin is created by a chemical reaction between acetic acid and salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is found in many anti-acne ointments.
- Salicylic acid also helps remove oil and dead skin.
- Aspirin is an anti-inflammatory, helping with inflammatory acne.
- The Aspirin masks exfoliates.
Aspirin Masks for Anti-aging
Here’s why an aspirin mask is great for anti-aging:
- Beta hydroxy acid helps tighten skin and smooth wrinkles.
- An Aspirin mask evens out skin tone
- The Aspirin masks exfoliates.
- Your skin is softer and brighter.
Aspirin Mask Recipe
So this is almost too good to be true but this is all I suggest to make 1 mask:
- 5-8 uncoated aspirin (I couldn’t find anything that said uncoated so I bought the cheapest aspirin that looked uncoated and they worked great)
- Water (filtered is preferred)
- Organic honey (the honey is thrown in because it acts as an antibacterial, has antioxidants and soothes skin)
Place the aspirin in a bowl and drop enough water in to allow the tablets to dissolve. I used the back of my spoon for any stubborn pieces. Mix to form a paste. Next, I added just a little honey. There isn’t a rule here, just add a few drops and you should be good. Spread it on your face and leave on for 15-20 minutes. After the time is up, use a wet washcloth and remove all of it. If you are using this for anti-aging, follow the mask with a rich moisturizer. If for acne, you’re done!
So I did it yesterday and here are the immediate, positive results I noticed:
- Brighter skin
- Soft skin (like smooth as a baby’s butt!)
- Even skin tone
My son did it for his acne. Though it’s too soon to tell, he loved it so much and asked that I make another one today. Because drying out your skin can enable acne, I told him that we should wait till tomorrow to do another, just to be safe.
So are you going to try this? Have you heard of this? It’s pretty amazing in my book and I’ll be doing another tomorrow. Let me know if you try it and what you think!
I’ve never tried this but I have tried the baking soda trick for pimples – mix a little baking soda and water to get a thick paste and then put on a pimple for 20 minutes, wash off. The next day the pimple was GONE! It was amazing.
Oh wow, I’ve never heard of this but totally going to recommend it to P for acne. Thank you! I’m still trying to find a wonder cure for puffy bags under the eyes. Only sleep seems to help that and that’s way too boring!
It only works if the pimple is already formed, and it may take an application or two? The one time I tried it, I put it on before bed super thick and then let it dry and then wiped it off. The pimple shrunk and eventually disappeared completely
That’s really good. I am going to try this on P, especially the big zits.
Awesome! I hope it works for him!
This is interesting. I enjoy a good mask.
You should totally try it and let me know what you think. I just did it again today and followed up with a revitalizing mask. I loved it!
I have never heard of it but at my age the skin needs all the help it can get so if I can find asprin here I will give it a go 🙂 Book marked 🙂
I do hope you can find aspirin because this mask is seriously worth trying. I love it and plan to use it a few times each week. I even have aspirin on my shopping list again just so I don’t run out. Who would have thought?!
I hope so as it does sound great will let you know ?
It’s like at spas who do willow bark masks. Willow bark is how aspirin was made/sourced/used naturally, you’re just going right to the chemical laden source.
Awe, I didn’t know they had willow bark masks. I’m sure that’s a powerful mask, going straight to the source!!
Very interesting! I have not heard of aspirin mask. That sounds good for my drying skin. Thanks for sharing.
Yes Thelma, I do hope you try it because it’s pretty amazing!