If you’ve read any of my past blog posts, you’ll know that most of them include homemade skin care, beauty products, etc. I’m willing to risk my skin, face and dignity (see the oatemeal scrub in this post) for the sake of this blog, but it’s totally worth it 🙂
Today I made an Aspirin Mask, using this recipe. If you’re thinking “Is she nuts? Putting aspirin on her face?” then I wholeheartedly agree with you. My skepticism has not been fully overcome after trying this mask once, but perhaps using it on a weekly or semi-regular basis might help increase its benefits.
The pictures of my experiment:
The ingredients are super simple: Water, uncoated aspirin (definitely need to be uncoated, and need to be aspirin) and honey.
I used 8 aspirin to begin.
Then, I added a couple drops of water and let the aspirin start to dissolve.
Crush up the aspirin with a spoon or another utensil until the consistency is as smooth as possible, with no chunks.
Then, add a few drops of honey. I also added a few more aspirin because I added a little too much water.
Here is what the mask looked like on my face:
I left the mask on for 15 minutes and then washed it off. I was afraid the mask would start to fall off my face once it dried, but that only happened once when I accidentally touched it. Oops!
Overall, my face felt more smooth after I washed the mask off. A pimple on my chin was dried out a bit, but nothing dramatic or magical happened.
I do recommend trying out this mask, perhaps on a semi-regular basis. The ingredients are somewhat inexpensive (aspirin was from the Dollar Tree and honey was already in the pantry).
If you try it out, let me know what you think!