Treating acne with an aspirin mask

In addition to being a painkiller, aspirin can also be used to treat pimples. You should not take the aspirin, but you can make a facial mask from it. After using this mask, your skin will look nicer and fresher again.

Why does it work?

The active substance in aspirin is acetylsalicylic acid. Acetylsalicylic acid combats inflammation and softens the upper stratum corneum, removing dead skin cells. This will reduce pimples after treatment with an aspirin mask and make your skin look clearer and more radiant again.
Acetylsalicylic acid is also often used in anti-acne products, which often contain alcohol and other irritants. You can make your own mask , where you can decide for yourself what you do or do not add.

How can you make an aspirin mask yourself?

Take 3 uncoated aspirins (Bayer) and grind them finely. This can be done with a mortar or by crushing the aspirins between 2 spoons. Then add a very small amount of water (think in drops) and let the aspirin dissolve completely, so that it becomes a paste.
The aspirin mask can be used with just water, but then it will not stay on your face very well. You can add honey to make it stickier. Honey also has an immediate soothing and anti-bacterial effect. You can also mix the aspirins with Jojoba oil or Aloe vera oil, for example.

How can you use the aspirin mask?

Apply the mask to your face and let it sit for about 5 to 15 minutes before rinsing your face with water. Some people leave the mask on for half an hour. It is best to see for yourself what works best for you. Do not use the mask more than 2 times a week.
It is wise to see how your skin reacts to it the first time. The chance is small, but your skin may react sensitively to this mask.

The result

After removing the mask, you will see that your skin is a lot fresher and more radiant than before the mask. Your skin will also feel a lot softer. Pimples have become smaller and if you use this mask regularly, you will see that pimples disappear and come back less often.


Make this mask only with aspirin and do not think that any other painkiller has the same effect. This is not the case.
When you go out into the sun after using the mask, you should apply a protective cream to your skin. Because the top layer of your skin is removed, it can react more sensitively to the sun. The same applies if, for example, you swim in chlorine.

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