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How to Get Rid of Acne and Get Clear Skin with an Aspirin Mask

Updated on February 19, 2012


If you want to get rid of acne and are wondering how to get clear skin – without spending money on expensive acne treatment products – the secret is in your medicine cabinet, and its name is aspirin. Aspirin is a low cost and highly effective exfoliator and acne treatment. Why pay for expensive skin care products to get rid of acne when an even more effective acne cure is available, at a fraction of the cost? If you want to know how to get rid of acne and get clear skin like you’ve always wanted, read on to discover how an aspirin mask is one of the best acne treatment methods available.

How the Aspirin Mask Works
The active ingredient in aspirin is salicylic acid, a natural chemical that clears away the dead skin and excess oil that clogs pores and causes acne. Expensive store bought acne treatment products almost always contain salicylic acid as the active ingredient, often in the similar concentrations to the aspirin mask. What you pay for when buying these products is added fragrance, unnecessary chemicals and packaging. Some of these added fragrances and ingredients could even make you break out more! An aspirin mask delivers pure salicylic acid without all the junk.

What Kind of Aspirin to Buy
Generic aspirin is just as good as brand name aspirin. If possible, select uncoated aspirin, otherwise, you will have to rinse the coating from the aspirin under water. In addition, buying larger containers will save you money. With weekly or even daily usage of an aspirin mask, you’ll have no problem making your way through a large container.

Ingredients for the Aspirin Mask
Dissolve 5-6 tablets in a few drops of water. If your skin is particularly irritated or experiencing a bad break out, use unfiltered apple cider vinegar to dissolve the tablets. Apple cider vinegar will soothe and tone your skin, helping to further clear out your pores. After dissolving the aspirin tablets, you should be able to pick up the clumps of granules in your fingers. Mix the aspirin with honey for added acne fighting power. Other mixers you can use include egg whites or olive oil for combination and dry skin, respectively. While it is possible to use only aspirin and water, as the aspirin dries it will flake off your skin. To avoid flaking, use a mixer.

The Aspirin Mask Application Method
Gently rub the aspirin mixture into your skin, avoiding the area around your eyes. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes. Remove with warm water and a washcloth, being careful to avoid the eyes. If your skin feels dry, follow up with your usual moisturizer.

Even after one application, your skin should feel smoother and clearer. With regular use once per week, you may be able to significantly reduce or even eliminate acne entirely. Stop wondering how to get clear skin. Stop spending your hard-earned money on unnecessarily expensive acne treatment. Get rid of acne and get clear skin starting today with an aspirin mask.

Safety Issues and Warnings

Aspirin is perfectly safe to apply to your skin in the quantities of 5-6 tablets as you would use for an aspirin mask. The amount you absorb from topical application to the skin is comparable to topical application of an OTC BHA product. Controversy surrounding aspirin usage revolves around oral ingestion and its effects on the esophagus and stomach lining, not the skin.


If you are allergic or very sensitive to aspirin, please do not use the aspirin mask .Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should also avoid aspirin. People who have pre-existing medical conditions, including asthma or a bleeding problem, should avoid using this or any other salicylic acid product. For everyone else, an aspirin mask should be both safe and effective. Please consult your physician if you have any concerns.


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    • Thelifearound profile image

      Nguyen Kinh Luan 

      3 years ago

      Those include people who suffer from asthma, who have liver and kidney problems, or women late in their pregnancies. So while aspirin can be safe for some, it could produce more harmful effects for others. In other words, be sure to consult with a doctor about one's medical condition before using it daily.

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      Madam Fresnia 

      7 years ago

      This Aspirin Mask suggestion seems to be working for me after having used it.I got my skin smoothly clear of marks..Thanks a lot for this wonderful hub..:)


    • arvale profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Thanks for the suggestion! I'll look into that...

    • Julie-Ann Amos profile image

      Julie-Ann Amos 

      7 years ago from Gloucestershire, UK

      Have you thought of using a willow leaf mask? It contains salicylic acid naturally and may be more intense, but not sure if it would irritate the skin or not...


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