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Aspirin Face Mask For Beautiful Skin

Updated on January 30, 2013

This aspirin face mask is not for dry or sensitive skin, but if you have oily, combo or even acne-prone then this aspirin face mask will suit your skin type. Aspirin contains salicylic acid also known as beta hyroxy acid BHA. This is the main component of all the stupidly expensive, over priced designer exfoliators, creams and acne treatments. These can costs pounds and pounds, where as the aspirin face mask costs pence to make.


* 6 aspirins (plain and uncoated)

* Water


Crush all the aspirins up using the back of a spoon, mix with a bit of water until a paste is formed. Put the paste onto your face. Leave it on for approx ten minutes, then rinse off, massage to exfoliate as you go. (keep your mouth and eyes shut, so you don't get any in them). Then pat your face dry. Your skin will look and feel great and it will treat your blemishes until they are gone. Be aware though that beta hydroxy acid is strong and you can't go slapping it on everyday. Use it once a week or just apply to your spots if you don't want to put it all over your face and they will die. This is alot cheaper than spot cream. Also because your skin is now exfoliated, it is sensitive so use sunscreen to protect it. Beautiful clear skin can now be your at the fraction of the cost. In fact, it may not even cost you anything if you already have aspirins in your home, get searching those cupboards!! :-)

A few points of warning. Obviously if you know you are allergic to aspirin, i would not do this face mask for fear of allergic reaction.


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      Ninasvoice 5 years ago from England

      Thankyou Jantamaya, let me know if it works for you. It's a pretty cheap solution fo people if it does, because asprins are so cheap and most people have them in the back of a cuboard somewhere so wouldn't even need to buy any.

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      Maria Janta-Cooper 5 years ago from UK

      Nina, honey, this must be the greatest idea I've ever read! I'm going to test it directly tomorrow (or today, we'll see!). It sounds very good and it might work (I can only imagine). Because I've got some hated aspirins at home (hated because the English aspirins taste deadly, I love the soluble aspirins produced by Bayer in Germany - those taste super good) I'll use them for my face! Wow. Such a great idea! Thank you! Voted up and shared!

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      Gina145 5 years ago from South Africa

      I really don't look after my skin anywhere near as well as I should. Most of the products I've tried haven't really done much good and I get tired of trying new ones all the time. But this is so cheap and easy I really must give it a try.

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      Lauryallan 5 years ago

      Hey Nina, yeah I wasn't always allergic to it. I became allergic at the age of 21. Not a great time to discover a new allergy, but glad I was able to figure out what caused it and avoid the stuff like the plague from there on in. Since then, I've been told my doctors that it's actually quite a common alllergy.

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      Trinity M 5 years ago

      Interesting idea. Unfortunately I have dry skin, so maybe you can do a hub for dry skins next? :) Up and interesting.

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      Ninasvoice 5 years ago from England

      Lol well i've added the warning on the end of the hub Laury, so thanks for pointing it out. It sounds obvious, but like you, I bet there are alot of people that are allergic to aspirin and i wouldn't want them to go slapping it on there faces and saying the the aspirin face mask is rubbish, my skin looks worse than before lol

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      Lauryallan 5 years ago

      I'm allergic to aspirin, so this would probably make me look like shrek lol!

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      Ninasvoice 5 years ago from England

      Hi Nell, If you are taking other meds I would consult a health professional first. Or look up whats in them to make sure it doesn't react with the asprin (just a precaution) or just try a small patch of skin first to see how your skin copes with it. If no problems, then it should be fine. Good point to mention though :-)

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      GlstngRosePetals 5 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

      WoW! I'm very fair skined and i have always fought the oily skin im definatly going to give this a go! Thank you so much for the info, i have never heard of this before. I thought asprin was only good for headaches and your heart. This is great to know. Thank you and Voted Up !!!

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      What a different idea! I would never have thought of it! lol! is it safe? just wondered as if it soaks into the skin it may be dangerous for someone who is taking other meds? any idea? thanks!

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      Sommer Dalton 5 years ago

      Voted up plus 3! What a great idea!!

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      Gypsy Willow 5 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      What an excellent idea, and who doesnt have aspirin tablets hanging around. Thanks for the tip!

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      Cynthia B Turner 5 years ago from Georgia

      Very clever. You are so right about the salicylic acid, which was always the best ingredient for keeping my breakouts down. Good information.

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      Ninasvoice 5 years ago from England

      Thankyou everyone. Stessily, thankyou for bringing the rash idea to light. I never thought about rashes too. Suppose it makes sense if asprin can kill spots, then lets have a go at rashes too :-) It's quite a handy little white pill to have around, it would seem.

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      stessily 5 years ago

      Ninasvoice, Aspirin paste came to my attention many moons ago when I was considering natural remedies for poison ivy; it seemed to me that it just might apply to rashes as well. It worked beautifully.

      Thank you for spreading the word, with proper cautions, about aspirin paste.

      Appreciatively, Stessily

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      Thanks so much for sharing this beauty tip! Although my skin is aging, I still have breakouts and look forward to trying this as a spot treatment. Voted up!

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Love this idea..GOing to go buy some aspirin today. Thanks for sharing. UP and share.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Love this idea..GOing to go buy some aspirin today. Thanks for sharing. UP and share.