I tried this last night and was quite impressed with the results. Although my skin was a little flaky the next day, it noticably reduced my pustules that I have (having the worst skin problems at the moment ugh!). Think I will try using this once a week, my skin definitely felt a lot softer afterwards. I mixed it with honey and left it on for about 20 minutes, it's kinda funny how much it bubbles up!
This works great for me. After reading reviews, it seems most people used it for acne control; however, I use it for the exfoliating effect. I mixed 6 uncoated aspirin with a little warm water until disolved. I also added a little honey. I let it set on my face for about 10 min and then scrubbed before completely rinsing. I swear the lines on my forehead disappeared. 3 days later and they're still gone. Someone had mentioned the aspirin had some kind of acidic effect, so maybe that, combined with the rubbing, sloughed off dead skin. I don't know what it was, but it worked for me.
Update: I stopped using for a while for some reason. I started back recently and the results were great again. I am now mixing the aspirin with coffee grounds. tt adds to the exfoliation and also the caffeine in the grounds help firm up my skin. Lovin' it!
Hi all! I have used aspirin mask about 12 times in 6 weeks.
I can not deny, it works really well for my skin, excellent for reducing whiteheads too.
BUT the suprise come today, after I had a tooth removed, the first question my dentist asked, if I used blood thinner!
Now that really scared me, and made me think, if it is worth the risk.
I never truly worried about aspirin absorbing through the skin, but now I have no choice, but believe it.
The tooth have been removed 12 hours ago, and the bleeding still has not stopped .I never before had this kind of problem.
Please be careful, and at least don't over do it.
This DIY mask leaves my skin extremely smooth and supple. Granted it didn't do anything for my acne, my skin always feels a lot better after I use this in the shower.
I stumbled across this by accident one day on the 'newest reviews' section of the main page of MUA, and boy, am I glad I did! Aspirin masks are the single most effective thing I have ever done for my skin. I started out making them way too thin (too much water), but I still noticed my skin feeling much smoother the next day, and my bumps looking less angry. Once I figured out how to make it into a thick paste, I put it on for 15-20mins every other night, and my cystic acne was erradicated in about 3 months! My entire jawline used to be continuously covered in painful cysts and usually a few on my cheeks. I maybe get one a month now. I am now doing a series of glycolic peels, so I don't use this as often, but it still does a great job once a week (on my chin only) to ease the breakout I get on the third day post-peel.
The only downside is that it does shed, and I am the worst for using my laptop and blackberry while it's on, and I end up with little white bits in all my keys!
nothing i've used works quite like aspirin. nothing stings like aspirin either, but that's just the unfortunate side effect of a great product. i use this in a variety of ways, and find it dries up my acne (though it does NOT help with redness, and seems to make it much worse). sometimes i will mix the aspirin powder with honey, and apply that all over my face and let it sit for an hour or so. the honey prevents it from being painful, and also helps the aspirin stay on, as it normally flakes off. another thing i do is mix aspirin powder with a clay based mask. and sometimes when i'm really desperate (lately every day), i'll apply straight aspirin powder as a spot treatment. i could never apply this all over my face, it would be too painful. aspirin causes the top layer of your skin to shed, similar to a peel. i have sensitive skin, but if i moisturize and use honey, it isn't that bad. i would do this early in the day, not right before bed because if you do, you run the risk of waking up with a painful red face, which can be a pain to cover up for work or school. give your skin time to rest afterwards.
Tried this for the first time last night, and I feel like the giddy fool proclaiming love on a first date.
Went to bed with half a dozen small spots on my face from hormonal imbalance and lack of sleep, woke up to skin so smooth and even that I looked in the mirror and forgot I hadn't put any makeup on.
Maybe it's too early to profess my love; maybe it's a one-hit-wonder. But for now, I'm sold.
I can't believe I've never reviewed this. I've been using aspirin mask for years on my face. It's a singular experience. No skin treatment has ever performed as well for me as aspirin mask.
I'll let the prior reviews explain how well it works and how to use it, but I wanted to add my "new" use for it: cuticle lacerations and redness. I had a little cut from a paper clip on my cuticle and it was red, swollen and painful. One 10-minute application of aspirin mask later on the offending spot, and it was no longer swollen, no longer painful, and normally-colored.
Try it if you have a painful boo-boo on your cuticle. Highly recommended for this purpose! (I bet it would be helpful with exfolation of cuticle skin, too, but I won't speak to that as I have not used it for that purpose. Yet.)
I've been having really abnormal and bad acne since getting my IUD inserted about a year ago, and its been driving me nuts since my face is not acne prone. Recently, I bought a cheap facewash and it tore.my.skin.up. I've been breaking out really bad the last few weeks, but with is have also been dealing with red spots all over, either where a pimple had left or was getting ready to start. I've been @ my wits end till I came across this aspririn regimine, so I got everything together and got this lil councoction going...I'm impressed! I start with 3 aspirin and drop about 3-4 drops of water onto each one individually (adding too much water will make it too runny...), add about 3/4 tsp honey andabout 3/4 tsp olive oil...maybe jojoba oil if I have some to use. Mix it up till I get a paste, slap in on my clean face and let it sit for about 20 min and wash it off. My face is always so soft, glowing and just clean feeling. It calms the redness in my skin and helps to control my oil slicks. I love using this recipe!