Aspirin for Acne!

AspirinYup, that’s right folks. It has been proven that using Aspirin can help reduce blemishes, heal your acne scars and reduce redness.

Why? Aspirin contains salicylic acid and benzyl peroxide; both of these ingredients are used in products that treat Acne. It also has anti-inflammatory attributes.

How? Its easy. Crush two uncoated aspirins (using the back of a spoon) and mix them with a few drops of hot water. Once you have a white paste, apply it on the problem area and wash it off after 15 minutes. Combine the treatment with an oil free moisturizer as it can dry out your skin.

TIP. You can also mix the Aspirin with the following ingredients:Honey and Aspirin mask

  • Raw honey. The paste will stick better and won’t flake, it kills the bacterias and acts as a moisturizer (good for dry skin).
  • Lemon juice. If you have oily skin, use lemon juice instead. Check out the recipe for the Aspirin & Lemon Juice Mask Here.
  • Tea tree oil or witch hazel oil. Both have astringent and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Aloe vera. Reduces inflammation associated with acne cysts and increases your skin’s immunity system.

Warning. 

  • Do not try this if you are allergic to Aspirin!
  • Risks of overdose and intoxication. The Aspirin will be absorbed into your bloodstream, so I would use it as a local treatment (2 pills) as opposed to a face mask (8 pills) – Better be safe than sorry!
  • Only use twice a week and do not continue the treatment if you’re still breaking out.
  • If, after using the aspirin mask, you feel any adverse effects (dizziness, vomiting, nausea) seek medical attention immediately.

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