I've only done the mask once, but it broke me out so I don't want to try it again.
Anyway, I bought the Walmart brand (Equate) of uncoated asprin. I took three of them & added a little bit of water (maybe three drops?) and stirred until dissolved. Then I added about a quarter size of raw, organic honey and mixed that together. I applied to my face after cleansing (the aspring made a nice scrub, but it felt a little harsh, even though I don't have sensitive skin) and left it on for 15 minutes. I didn't like the way it felt on my skin & I was happy to wash it. I then applied a moisturizer. The next morning I had white heads on my face! :( It could just be pushing all the acne/dirt stuff out, but honey doesn't do that, so I think I'm just going to stick to the honey. If I decide to try this again & it goes better, I'll update this. continued >>
I didn't have honey so I just dissolved 3 Wal-Mart brand uncoated aspirins in water and had a watery 'scrub'. I think the problem some people are having with the consistency being too watery is that they are adding too much water. I didn't add a lot, or so I thought at the time, and it ended up being watery. You really only need a few drops.
Anyways I tried this because I felt like my skin was just getting too bad. Uneven texture, congested pores, a couple acne flare-ups etc. So I made this watery aspirin scrub and applied to a cleansed face (makeup removed, face washed and dried) after my shower. The little aspirin bits worked similar to a srub. I noticed after a while that my fingertips were starting to feel very dried out. I rinsed off and cannot say that there was any visible/noticeable difference other than my face feeling soft and smooth like it would after using any other srub. I used this for about 5-6 minutes and I would not recommend using it for any longer. I don't have sensitive skin and I feel like if I had used it for any longer, it would have burned my face.
I did notice a difference the next morning when I woke up. My skin looked smoother, more even-toned, brighter, and the active acne was mostly healed, and completely healed within 24 hours.
I will continue making this and will try again using honey. I haven't tried using it as a mask and I'm not sure I will since the scrubbing method is probably more effective for someone with the skin issues I have. I would not recommend trying this if you have sensitive skin. I should also mention that I used this in conjunction with the homemade vitamin C serum (which is wonderful!). If you're considering trying this for problem skin or acne related skin issues I'd say go for it. The aspirin was pretty cheap and you don't necessarily NEED honey for it to be effective. I've tried many acne products and I wish I knew about this sooner. I could've saved so much money/time! I'm just glad I know about it now.
I crushed about 4 aspirins and mixed it with a bit of water and honey. I put it on for about 20 minutes and noticed no difference with my face. My pimples didnt shrink or anything and the consistency is very watery even with the added honey. Wont be using this again.
Great mask! I am very happy with the results - my skin feels very smooth and clean. For this mask have to use regular, cheapest aspirin tablets that are not coated. I tried coated once as I couldnt find others for a better price and ended up with a tablet that was not melting and I had to crush it myself.. and even then there were hard pieces from the coating that were irritating my skin. So this is how I make my aspririn mask: first pure very warm water on 4 tablets (do not mix), then get rid of water (the tablets are getting soft very fast) and then add about 1/2 tsp or so - honey. Wait a bit (1-2 min) when tablets are melted and mix it into a little puree/mask. Its so easy to apply (I use my fingers) and smells as honey. It does not drip when dry (because of honey) and after about 5-10 min I wash it off. Right away I notice my skin has less redness and it feels really smooth. Love it! Once I used water instead of honey and I did not like it, the aspirin tablets dried and fell all over my clothes and desk, and my skin did not feel that nice.
I know in US I could buy Aspirin jar for 0.99 cents but in Canada cheapest I could find was $7+tax so pretty expensive. And still, the best ones for the mask are the cheapest ones!
really LOVE this! my version of the mask is made using 3 crushed uncoated asprin, adding a couple of drops of water and mixing about half a teaspoon of raw honey to the mix. massage it in to the skin and leave for 15-20 minutes.
rinse really well using warm water use no more than 2 times a week
Tried this 5 times using ground asprin mixed with a little water and left on for 10+ minutes. Never noticed any difference for better or worse.
Aspirin masks are fantastic. I find they do a great job at evening out skin texture and tone. I do not have acne, but I have combo skin and large pores on my nose. Every few weeks I get tiny little bumps (not too numerous, but enough to frustrate me) on my cheek. So about once every two weeks I will use the following very simple mask:
- 3 (non-coated) aspirin tablets, crushed, with about 2-3 DROPS of water to form a paste (not more or the mixture will become EXTREMELY runny)
- 2 tbsp honey
I will apply to my face and wear it from anywhere between 5 - 15 minutes. I find it keeps my sking very neutral. I've had less problems with t-zone shine since I started using this treatment. My pores also appear smaller because the aspirin does a good job at cleaning them. I will definitely keep doing this unless my skin starts to have a different reaction to it. PS: I usually use this mask in the evening and follow-up with night time moisturizer. You will definitely see a difference in the morning
I am a closet chemist when my husband leaves for training. I end up covered in powder, surrounded by jars, at 3am with a glazed look on my face. I've always loved the original asprin mask, but I've come up with my hg version. It works for my combination skin, acne, flaking and large pores, smells better than the normal mask, doesn't flake, and can be kept for 30 days with no refrigeration. It's also far more gentle than the original mask, though I still use the original when needed. I don't know the exact amounts of the ingredients, it seems to change each batch, but the list is always the same.
Un coated asprin dissolved in apple cider vinegar (I use a ton, my face is as thick as elephant hide)
Green tea leaves boiled, steeped and blotted off (try to remove as much water as possible, as water is better at growing organisms than the natural preservatives in this mask are at killing them)
Vitamin e oil
A pinch or two of ground natural sea salt
Pure glycerine (optional)
Let it sit for a few minutes and it turns into an awesome mousse. Move to an airtight glass container and store it in a cool, dark place (like a cabinet.) write the date somewhere close by, and monitor it for freshness. If needed, add more acv or oil if it dries up a little.
Calcium bentonite clay
I really like this mask, it seems to shrink my pores and soften my skin, as well as control breakout issues. be careful it is really irritating when the dried powder gets in your nose.
Whenever I have used this I don't ever notice dramatic results. But I do use it time to time when my face decides it wants to hate me and then i go into emergency mode to try all the remedies I have. But yeah I just use it as a spot treatment on really bad breakouts.