I tried this for a couple of nights in a row. I have oily/combination skin. after the first night, my face was less oily. The next night, my face was a little red. By the third night, my face was really dry and red. It's best not to over do it.
Ok so I tried this mask last night to see if it reduced redness and also the size of some spots I had on my face. I found it easy to apply but made sure that I added a little moisturizer to it so it didn't slide off my face. It stung a little at first, but quickly turned into a paste which I removed 15 minutes later. My skin looked a little red after I had first removed it but when I woke up this morning my skin looked GREAT!! Minimum redness and my spots were gone! This mask may not work for everybody but I definitely think you should try it rather than assuming it won't work.
I haven't tried this as a mask--would expect the salicylic acid to be somewhat drying, but roughly crushed and with a drop or two of water on pimples at bedtime. A great institutional remedy.
I tried this for 1 month, it didn't lessen my acnes nor made it worse.. I just didn't do anything for my skin.
I tried this once and I loved it. I'm excited to keep working with this. My formula so far has been 4 aspirins + 2 drops of water + teaspoon of honey.
The downside is of course the mess so sometimes I'll just add crushed aspirin to my Fresh cleanser.
I really like this product! I use an acne mask every once in a while. I take acne medication and use topical ointments and creams so I have to be careful how many times I use this because it can really dry your face out. But this makes my face glow and I love it, it really brings my pimples to a head. I use it with a mint mask cream in order to get a good base in order to get it to stay on my face. I leave it on for about 15 minutes. The only complait that I have is that its hard to apply alone you need some kind of base. It can also get in your nose and make you sneeze!
i used Aspirin for the first time as a spot treatmant because it was ment to rueduce redness and size so i crashed 1 Aspirin and mixed it with a little water and left it on my spots for 10 minutes or so. it did absolutely nothing. i recommend useing toothpast for drying out spots it works much better
This is the only mask I really do anymore (a few times a month). It's super cheap, effective, and my skin feels and looks amazing every time. I used to be addicted to The Body Shops Vitamin C Micro Refiner for the great exfoliation it provided, but this is just as good, with an added anti-inflammatory effect as well. I have a lot of redness in my skin, and this helps a lot, especially immediately after, so if want your skin to look really great, do if before special occasions for healthy, glowy skin. The only thing I recommend is disolving the aspirins, then mixing them well into a cream cleanser, moisturizer, honey, etc...just anything that will hold the particles together and on your face. The first time I tried it, I didn't do that, and probably sneezed for an hour straight:) Also, don't overdo it on this mask, as you shouldn't need to do it that often, and be sure to moisturize very well afterwards to rehydrate your skin.
Gave this the college try and it did nothing for me but make me sneeze constantly. My then acne remained the same but inflamed. It was a cheap mask so I wasn't too upset.
I have mixed feelings about the aspirin mask. It definitely has it's pluses and minuses, so I'll tell you my experience and how to use it best and let you come up with your own opinion if this is for you.
I tried this mask hoping to help with my acne and the redness and scarring left from past acne. It does not help with whiteheads or regular acne at all. However I did notice it helps reduce some of the swelling in cystic acne, and make scars less visible. It won't eliminate cystic acne completely, but it's good for taking down the size a bit. Make sure you only use it every few day else it seems to aggravate acne even more. If you ever use it and it doesn't seem to do much or looks bigger that's a big sign the stage your pimple is at the mask won't help and may make it worse.
When I first tried using it I applied it all over my face and rubbed it around like a scrub when I rinsed it off. I noticed I broke out in whiteheads a day or two later. I think it's because it has a coarse texture and is too abrasive on the skin. not exactly what I wanted when I'm trying to get rid of my pimples! Because of this I try to not rub it on my face and gently rinse it off when I remove it. I only rub on the spots that are acne scars.
I tried mixing the aspirin with just water, and another time with face soap but in a couple minutes it starts flaking off. It almost got in my eyes from coming off my forehead. Even though I didn't apply it too close to my nostrils it got near my nose and made me sneeze uncontrollably! Because it can fall off and irritate your eyes and nose, and make you break out, I recommend using this as a spot treatment on acne, scars, and redness instead of putting it all over your face. I found mixing it with honey or a face mask keeps it from flaking off when it dries.
Here's my recipe for aspirin mask:
- Take a couple uncoated aspirin and gently run water over them for a few seconds.
- As soon as you feel the slippery "coating" come off take them out of the water (if you don't it will start disintegrating and wash away!)
- Set the aspirin on a hard clean surface like a granite counter top and let them soften up for a few minutes.
- Now take the back of a spoon and mash it like you would a pestle and mortar. Slowly add one drop of water at a time as you mash it until you have a thick paste.
- If it looks watery and runny take a napkin and gently put it on the top of the mask to absorb the excess water.
- Next slowly add either honey or face mask (I love Queen Helene's Mint Julep Mask) and mix it until you have a nice paste. It should still look mostly like aspirin if you use honey. If using face mask it should have a gritty texture and you can still see some aspirin a little. If the mask seems mostly like honey or you can't notice the aspirin in your face mask, you've used too much and should add another aspirin.
- After washing your face (especially after a shower when your pores are open!) apply spots of the mask on any acne. If you have scars you can gently rub in circular motions as you apply it.
- Let it dry for about 20 minutes or until it starts flaking off.
- If you used the mask on a pimple take warm water and splash it on your face to remove the mask. Don't rub!
- If you have redness or scars, moisten your face and gently run your hands over the spots with a damp hand as you remove the mask. Make sure to avoid rubbing over any pimple you may have.
Immediately after using the mask you face will feel very soft. Your acne or scars won't look any better right away though. The next day you will see any improvement to these blemishes. I find I see the most difference when I use the mask before bed. When I wake up the redness and swelling really seems to go away. I'm not sure why I don't see that as much when I do it during the day. *shrugs*