Anti-Aging & Anti-Acne Aspirin Mask

Aspirin Mask

Take 2 aspirin & call me in the morning has a whole other meaning here with this DIY facial mask.  Instead of taking away your aches & pains in the physical ailment sense, it helps to take away some aches & pains of it’s own in the beauty arena.  Who woulda thunk that aspirin has healing properties that work great on anti-aging of your face along with helping to clear up any acne you have going on.

I love this little mask, and I first heard about it several years back while getting my Dr. Phil fix. I don’t even remember the topic, I just remember Dr. Phil’s wife, Robin, talking about how great aspirin masks are…. and I was instantly curious.  So, that day – I headed out to the store and bought a bottle of uncoated aspirin to give it a shot, and ever since – I’ve been hooked on them.  I absolutely love them. I’ve raved about this little mask to all my friends for years.  I’ve even got several of my friends doing it too.

Aspirin tablets contain a crystalline compound called acetylsalicylic acid, which is derived from salicylic acid. It is the BHA or beta hydroxy acid, which helps to tighten the skin, smooth out wrinkles & tighten the face as well as fight acne, soothe redness, and relieve inflammatory and itchiness of the skin.

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It’s best to use this mask a couple times a week for optimum results.

Obviously, you need Aspirin – the not so secret ingredient here 🙂 Check out the basic recipe below, and then some great little mask add-ins at the bottom of the post if you want to go a little deeper in.

Aspirin Mask

To make a basic mask, crush about 8-10 uncoated tablets in a bowl. If you don’t wanna crush aspirin, you can also use Goody’s or BC powder.

Aspirin Mask

Add about a teaspoon of water, just enough to make a paste.

Update: I’ve started replacing the water with Bragg Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, and it works even better now!

Aspirin Mask

Take your aspirin mask and apply it all over your face.  I’ve seen people use make-up brushes for this – but I prefer to use plain old fashioned fingers.

Now, y’all just pretend I’ve got make-up on here… 😉 Aspirin-y make-up.

Aspirin Mask

Let the mask sit for 15 minutes – it will dry and may become a little powdery by then, but that’s perfectly normal.

Rinse with warm water, and pat your face dry.  You’re done!  Repeat as often as you want – this works best if you do this regularly, 2-3x a week…. although I have heard of some people using it 5x a week if they have a lot of problem areas they’re trying to work on.

Aspirin Mask Additions

The basic recipe is what I use more often than not, but here’s some great mix-ins you can add to aid in certain problems.

Tea Tree Oil: just a few drops added in to the basic aspirin mask recipe will give dry skin a good moisture boost. You can also use olive oil, jojoba oil, or grapeseed oil.

Egg whites: For maximum anti-aging/skin firming, replace the water in this recipe with 1-2 egg whites beaten until fluffy & stiff. Mix the beaten egg whites with the crushed aspirin & apply to your face.  (I love this combination, & use it a lot!)

Raw Honey: Raw honey has so many healing properties.  It’s great for exzema, dry skin, acne, ant-aging, irritated skin, and more. Add 1 teaspoon of raw honey to your aspirin mask to take advantage of all it’s healing properties.

Lemon: Do you have sunburn? Adding lemon to an aspirin mask is a great soother for it!  Into your aspirin mask paste, add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice.  To make it extra potent, also add 1 teaspoon of lemon curd and/or olive oil.

Vinegar: To help clear or minimize pores, replace the water in this mask with apple cider vinegar or white distilled vinegar. (I love replacing the water with Bragg Raw Apple Cider Vinegar!)

Avocado: Add 3 tablespoons of pureed avocado to your aspirin mask to get a whole array full of goodies on your skin. It contains a lot of minerals such as iron, potassium, calcium, sodium, copper, magnesium, etc. It also contains vitamins A, E, B and K. Adding avocado to your face mask reaches the deepest layers of the epidermis and gives elasticity even to the driest skin. You can also add a little raw honey to this concoction. (honey, avocado, & aspirin is my favorite combination!)

Bananas: Bananas are said to have anti-aging as well as moisturizing properties.  Add 1 pureed banana to your aspirin mask to take advantage of them.

Olive Oil & Aspirin Exfoliating Scrub: Slightly crush up the uncoated aspirin & drizzle in enough olive oil to make a paste.  Scrub your face with it, and rinse when done.

Anti-Aging Aspirin Mask

Ingredients:

  • 8-10 uncoated aspirins, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon of warm water

Directions:

Tea Tree Oil: just a few drops added in to the basic aspirin mask recipe will give dry skin a good moisture boost. You can also use olive oil, jojoba oil, or grapeseed oil.

Egg whites: For maximum anti-aging/skin firming, replace the water in this recipe with 1-2 egg whites beaten until fluffy & stiff. Mix the beaten egg whites with the crushed aspirin & apply to your face. (I love this combination, & use it a lot!)

Raw Honey: Raw honey has so many healing properties. It’s great for exzema, dry skin, acne, ant-aging, irritated skin, and more. Add 1 teaspoon of raw honey to your aspirin mask to take advantage of all it’s healing properties.

Lemon: Do you have sunburn? Adding lemon to an aspirin mask is a great soother for it! Into your aspirin mask paste, add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. To make it extra potent, also add 1 teaspoon of lemon curd and/or olive oil.

Vinegar: To help clear or minimize pores, replace the water in this mask with apple cider vinegar or white distilled vinegar.

Avocado: Add 3 tablespoons of pureed avocado to your aspirin mask to get a whole array full of goodies on your skin. It contains a lot of minerals such as iron, potassium, calcium, sodium, copper, magnesium, etc. It also contains vitamins A, E, B and K. Adding avocado to your face mask reaches the deepest layers of the epidermis and gives elasticity even to the driest skin. You can also add a little raw honey to this concoction. (honey, avocado, & aspirin is my favorite combination!)

Bananas: Bananas are said to have anti-aging as well as moisturizing properties. Add 1 pureed banana to your aspirin mask to take advantage of them.

Olive Oil & Aspirin Exfoliating Scrub: Slightly crush up the uncoated aspirin & drizzle in enough olive oil to make a paste. Scrub your face with it, and rinse when done.

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