Are you tired of pimples popping up often? Do you want to know the secret to reducing them? What you need is aspirin. Applying aspirin to your skin comes with quite a number of beauty benefits, one of which is the reduction of pimples and the redness they cause.
There are a number of ways of using aspirin to treat pimples, and this post talks about them. Would you like to know more? Keep reading!
How To Use Aspirin For Pimples
One of aspirin’s effective ingredients, acetylsalicylic acid, is an excellent skin exfoliator (1). If your skin is prone to pimples, an aspirin mask is the solution to your problem as it is known to reduce them and keep your skin soft and bright.
You do not need expensive clinical treatment or anti-acne products when what you need is right there in your medicine cabinet. Aspirin can help you get rid of pimples without a fuss or the need to spend any money. So, how do you use this medicine? It is quite simple. All you need to do is make a face mask and within a few minutes, you will find the redness gone and the size of your pimples reduced.
Making the aspirin mask is easy. Here is how you do it:
- Take 5 or 6 aspirin tablets and dissolve them in a few drops of water.
- If you are experiencing a particularly bad breakout or irritation, dissolve the tablets in unfiltered apple cider vinegar. This will help in soothing and toning your skin as well as clearing out your pores.
- After the aspirin tablets have dissolved, you should be able to pick up granule clumps in your fingers.
- For even more pimple-fighting action, add some honey to it and mix well.
- If you have combination skin, you can add egg whites. For dry skin, you can add olive oil.
- Once your aspirin mixture is done, gently rub it on your skin. Make sure that you do not apply it to the area around your eyes.
- Leave it on for 15 minutes.
- Once the time is up, gently wipe it off with a soft wet cloth and make sure that you avoid touching your eyes.
- If your skin feels dry, moisturize well with the product you use every day.
Your skin will feel and look clearer and smoother with just one application. When you use it regularly once a week, it is possible to significantly reduce or totally get rid of acne.
You can also try another method to use aspirin as a spot treatment for pimples:
- Take 2 to 3 aspirin tablets and dissolve them in a teaspoon of water.
- Wash your face to make sure that it is clean and ready for the treatment.
- Take a Q-tip and dip in the aspirin mixture and apply it directly on your pimples.
- Avoid using your hands as you could transfer new bacteria to the affected areas.
- Leave the aspirin on for 15 minutes or until it dries completely. Experts recommend leaving it on for not more than 15 minutes.
- Once it has dried, use a wet, clean, soft cloth or tissue to remove it. You can also rinse it off with water if you prefer.
It is important not to leave aspirin on your skin for too long. Although the effects of using this medicine in this way are not known, it is known that aspirin can thin blood. This may have adverse effects as the aspirin gets absorbed into the bloodstream through your skin. It may not cause ulcers, but it is certain that having so much of aspirin in your bloodstream is not good.
To make your aspirin mask better and more nourishing, you can add Aloe Vera gel and witch hazel along with the honey. What you add depends on the type of skin you have. Adding a few more ingredients will also help in holding the aspirin together.
If you are going to use aspirin as a treatment for pimples, it is best to use the uncoated variety. This way you make sure that there are no additional inactive ingredients apart from the aspirin itself. The uncoated type can be quite difficult to find, so what you can do is remove the enteric or safety coating by yourself. All you need to do is rub the aspirin under running water until you feel the smooth layer of the tablet being washed off. When it feels a little rough, you know that all that is left is the actual medicine and it is ready to be used.
[ Read: Home Remedies For Pimples/Acne ]
Other Ways To Use Aspirin For Pimples
Instead of using aspirin as a spot treatment or face mask, you can use it as a toner or scrub. As you already know, this medicine is a great exfoliator, so using it as a scrub will not only help you get rid of pimples but also remove dead skin cells to give you smooth and radiant skin.
Making a scrub is easy. All you need to do is dissolve 2 or 3 tablets in water and use it directly on your skin. It can also be added to your regular cleanser, and you have an effective homemade exfoliant.
To make your own toner, what you need to do is dissolve a couple of aspirin tablets in a bottle of water. Add any ingredients that you wish to. Apple cider vinegar, witch hazel, tea tree oil and green tea are excellent choices. Whenever you need to use it, shake the bottle well and apply it like your usual toner. One thing that can be annoying is the tiny grains of aspirin in the toner. To avoid this, use a coffee grinder, and you will have aspirin powder that is fine and soft.
To make sure that you are not allergic to aspirin, do a test on a small patch of skin. If there is no reaction, you can go ahead and use it to treat your pimple problem. While using this treatment, it is also important to make sure that it does not get into your eyes or nose. Rinse the medicine off well without letting it get into these parts. You should also consult a doctor before using aspirin for pimples. Lastly, remember to learn about all the possible risks. This way you can safely use aspirin on pimples and have clear and bright skin all the time.
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