Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Make your own face mask/ exfoliator: The Aspirin Mask

I've been using the aspirin mask a fair few times now, as i heard that it is great for acne, scarring & it has also helped with providing extra moisture for my dry skin. It also has natural ingredients so you know what your putting onto your skin. The mask shouldn't be used no more then 2x a week because in time your body may become immune to the aspirin & it will not be as effective. 

After i have used it my skin feels much more softer & i have noticed it has helped with my blemishes. In addition to using honey with the aspirin, i also added a tiny bit of glycerin lately & my skin felt even more moisturized. You can also add a drop of lemon juice as it is good with pigmentation/ scars, but don't add it if you have very dry skin. Ok so on to the recipe ...

 What you will need:
~2- 3 Aspirin (uncoated or it will not dissolve as easily)
~About 2 teaspoons pure/ organic honey or natural yogurt.
~Water, a bowl/shallow dish, teaspoon

What you do:
~Dissolve your aspirin in the bowl using a few drops of water, no more as you don't want it to be too runny.
~Add honey / yogurt to make a paste.
~Wet your face & apply all over, avoiding the eye area. Relax for about 15-20 minutes.
~Wash with warm water & a damp towel to exfoliate your skin at the same time
~Moisturize thoroughly.

How it works:
~Aspirin is a anti-inflammatory, & it contains salicylic acid, which is a widely used in anti-acne products. It is good for exfoliation as salicylic acid is a form of beta-hydroxy-acid (BHA) which allows skin cells to remove easily & promote new cell growth. It is also good for hyper pigmentation, skin texture, evenness of skin tone, acne and blemishes.

~Honey & yogurt are natural antibacterials, which is great for acne & scars. Honey is also hydrating which is perfect for dry skin.

x ashii

~Some information taken from


  1. I'm definately going to try this out, as I have bad acne scarring! Thanks for the tip.


  2. no worries :) it will take a while though, dont forget to add a drop of lemon juice if your skin isnt dry!


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