Aspirin Mask

4.2

2241 reviews

85% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

No joke. This is my first review EVER on any face products. I'm 24 years old and have suffered with acne/oily skin since high school. A quick story about my skin so you guys can get a better understanding. I started getting acne at the start of puberty at age 15. I tried literally hundreds of products and have seen dermatologists and still have not been able to "cure" my acne. However, I was prescribed an antibiotic called Bactrim during my senior year of high school and it was a MIRACLE for my skin. I never thought that day would come! I had NO oily skin and hardly ever saw new pimples. I didn't even wear foundation or coverup which was a blessing! Unfortunately, after 3 years of taking it, my doctor no longer allowed me to take it because of the long-term side effects. You guys... I was DEVASTATED! Something that finally worked for me was actually bad for me. I felt so helpless. So, fast forward to a few months later... My acne came back. It slowly crept up on my skin and EVEN MY BACK (which I never got). I was doomed. I went back to trying products again and spent loads of money. Nothing worked. I tried vitamins, and taking the natural route, and still, nothing worked like those antibiotics. After doing many, many, research, I stumbled upon the Aspirin + Honey mask and thought why not give it a shot. I went to Target a few days ago and picked up a bottle of non-coated aspirins and Organic Raw Honey. It cost me a grand total of 8 bucks. Came home, prepped and cleansed my face, then put the potion all over my face. I waited for a whole hour because I ended up watching a movie and then cleansed it off with only warm water. I noticed INSTANTLY a reduction in inflammation and redness. Of course, my two zits were still noticeable, but the surrounding areas were way, WAY less red. It also left my skin soft and smooth. This tells me that the potion is working for my skin. I have been using the mask for 3 days in a row, and I KNOW others have said that it should only be used once or twice a week because it acts like a chemical peel, however, I've seen positive results and would love to continue doing it to see if it would actually "cure" or heal my existing acne. This is still a testing moment, but all I can say is HOORAY. It actually WORKS for me! I am still trying it out obviously but wanted to share my experience with all of you who understand what it's like to have acne. I would also recommend using it as a spot treatment to reduce inflammation and literally shrink the pimple. I will continue to use this cheap and easy potion and HOPE for continuous amazing results (fingers crossed!).

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.



on 1/31/2015 2:33:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I've been doing an aspirin scrub or mask for years. I have well versed in AHA, BHA, retinols skin care products and I find the aspirin scrub to be the easiest, cheapest, most effective product I have in my cabinet. I don't really have much to say that's different from everyone else accept one important thing i discovered recently ...there is such a thing....as powdered aspirin for humans to mix with water, and for veterinarian purposes so you can sneak it in your pets food. Meaning you can buy pounds of pre0crushed aspirin for much cheaper than pill form. Something to consider if you been using this for over a decade like i have.

**Update - after a decade of using this, I'm starting to rethink this. It is not that it doesn't help with inflammation and oil, it is that I may have underestimated the harshness of the scrub/exfoliate aspect over time. I have updated my routine to only using bha from paula begoun, and mauc and feel over a couple of months my skin has similar results and looks younger on days when I do not use any products. I previously used these products but was rotating them with the aspirin mask. I think that this still a great idea if your on a budget, and gives immediate results but may not be the best method when thinking long term of your skin. I also saw an interesting discussion on youtube "LIVE CHAT: DIY Beauty (What Works + What Doesn’t)" and the actual effectiveness of the aspirin mask that gave me pause. I think that this treatment will still be in my arsenal when on a budget but will no longer be my first go to.

9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.


on 1/30/2015 11:15:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Oh my freaking goodness. Could this really be the end of an era? Bear with me, as I've got a personal anecdote to go along with this pseudo-review.

There is so much I could say and explain to really get to the heart of my journey and, ultimately, why aspirin proved to be the perfect topical in addition to my otherwise natural skin-care routine. Put simply, I've struggled for years and years with cystic acne and clogged pores, dry skin, hormonal breakouts....all beginning around the age of 20. It has not subsided, and I am 27 right now. Yes, there were good and bad waves, but nothing has been close to "clear" or how I would like it since I was about 19 years old.

I threw out my products (at the time I was using Neutrogena) in my first upheaval at the end of the summer of 2011, and decided to go natural. I was using manuka honey and yogurt to cleanse my skin (one every other night) and things got better-- but not nearly as good as I wanted them to be. I stopped drinking coffee because I figured out it was a major culprit for my cystic acne. I maintained all of this natural skin care (and tested out a few things here and there) but would still breakout, and pretty bad sometimes. I didn't know why, and continued my quest for acne-free skin.

Summer 2013 brought a ton of stress and an even bigger breakout. It was not nice at all. And nothing had changed in my routine! I was internally unhealthy, but figured that was secondary to me maintaining a routine. Wrong. I struggled for the next year, with breakouts, rashes, cysts, clogged pores, dry skin, blotchiness, slow healing...everything. Even cold sores and a few run ins with a sty came up during this time. I just didn't understand. I had tried lots of natural supplements and stuff during this time, but didn't see the light until this past New Year.

I cleaned up my internal life. I rid myself of the mild depression I had been facing because of my face, and decided I didn't give a SHIT (am I allowed to say that here?) who thought what of me. I cleaned up my diet (which had abnormally gone way south in the fall) and started yoga again. I quit a job I hated to do what I loved. I forgave a lot of people. I released my fears (with the help of Louise Hay's little blue book). I didn't wear makeup, and my face was a wreck. I fought, and overcame.

Just when I realized fully that my acne was partially caused by me, I stumbled across the aspirin mask (how did I NOT SEE THAT until this year?!?!) and decided to give it a try purely for exfoliation purposes. Guess what? It worked. Amazingly. It sloughed off all of the years of old skin and de-gunked my pores that had been clogged since I stopped using salicylic acid (the one benefit of mainstream products was the pore-dissolving chemical). I neglected, in my natural care, to exfoliate like I should-- and I think that was a huge factor in the clogged nature of my skin. They would sit there until I was stressed and then decide to rear their heads. Guess what? Not only can you not get acne if you don't have clogged pores, but you can't get acne if you don't allow stress to overtake your life.

Sorry this turned into more of a soapbox than a review, but it is all-encompassing. Overall, this product added the perfect element to my honey and yogurt routine, and now I combine them all in a mask every other night or so. Once I am fully clear (it has been a month since my major breakout and about 2.5 weeks since aspirin, and I am close to clear including fading red marks). It is incredible, and there a plethora of things to thank, mostly my internal healing processes, but I CAN'T discount what a freaking wonder this seems to be. It is JUST enough for exfoliation but not enough to dry out (especially in combination with honey and/or yogurt). It leaves me soft, but not oily. It makes you peel and flake, but only because it is healing old marks you forgot even existed. And yes-- you WILL breakout a little if you have clogged pores, but the only way out is through. You must persevere to see ultimate results. I got a breakout across my forehead when first using it, but they healed quickly and I was just left with slight marks.

I am so freaking happy I don't even know if this review makes sense, or if you will have made it all the way through. Either way, I had to advocate for this routine and share at least some of my story! If you have any questions or thoughts, please message me!! Incredible product for the price and in general. I can't recommend enough

32 out of 34 people found this review helpful.


on 12/26/2014 3:16:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

wow. i'm actually really impressed with how well aspirin has been for my skin. I've tried turmeric,coconut oil,activated charcoal,honey,oatmeal, tomato, strawberries, etc! Yet i still cant believe after all these years of trying products this one simple thing worked amazing (and its the cheapest). I buy aspirin from the 99 cents store (why not?) and what i do is i crush a few and add honey and then apply it as a spot treatment or just all over if my skin is bad. I've tried just mixing the aspirin with water but it isn't the same. Anyway, i leave it one for about an hour, while i watch a show. Then rinse and sleep ( i always do it at night). When i wake up my skin is always MUCH nicer, my spots are either practically gone or have shrunk and become less red/irritated. And that's it! it's my lifesaver

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This never really occurred to me, it's my boyfriend who uses it occasionally. There were a few times he had some weird chalky stuff on his face and I asked what on earth it was and he said it was aspirin. For a little while he had to live in my house (very long story) and left an empty advil bottle labelled "ASA Dec 16" and I opened it and found a bunch of crushed to powder aspirin. Might as well, so I used it. Only as a spot treatment though.

The Good - It totally works to heal pimples. It's acetylsalicylic acid, which using logic I'm guessing is related to salicylic acid. Just mix a pinch of powdered (crushed aspirin, not the coated kind) aspirin with a drop of water and lightly dab it on any acne and by the morning it's gone. I don't really get pimples too often so I don't use it much, but when I've needed to, it's worked great.

Just --- don't use a lot, I imagine it would irritate your skin. For use, just crush uncoated aspirin pills.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


on 11/19/2014 7:01:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I love using aspirin and lime overnight. I crush 3 aspirin pills and add enough lime juice or lemon juice until a thick paste is formed, than a drop of honey or face mask. Than I apply it to my face. Next morning use a wet towel or cloth to remove and EXFOLIATE than apply a gentle cream.

Do this up to 4 consecutive days and by the weekend, your face will be almost ageless.

Also try a pineapple mask. Pineapple contains an acid known to soften the appearance of wrinkles and make skin glow.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


on 11/18/2014 7:02:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Oily, Olive, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Wow! Tighter, smoother, clearer skin after only 3 nights of use - shocking. The semi-large pores on my oily nose are invisible. My face is smooth as a baby's rear. It doesn't eliminate redness completely. I smashed 3-5 aspirin in a little bowl, added several drops of warm water, made a paste and slapped it on my skin...left for about 25 minutes while I played with my dogs, and voila! My skin has rarely felt this nice.
Warning: DO NOT let it get in your eyes! Major stinging!

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


on 11/12/2014 11:29:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Grey

Never in a million years did I think this would work,after reading all the great reviews on this mask I had to try it out. The first time I tried this mask I crushed 8 uncoated aspirin on a plate using only a few drops of water (very tiny amount of water) using a clean makeup brush I applied to my face avoiding my eye and mouth area,I left on for about 10mins before washing off with warm water my skin felt amazing, I've spent so much time and money on products to help my skin nothing has worked like this mask. My acne scars have faded no more brake outs and black heads have totally disappeared. I now use lemon juice instead of water and aloe Vera gel the gel helps to keep the mask on your face without the annoying flaking,and the lemon juice is awesome for oily skin,I now leave the mask on for 20-30mins. I try to do this twice a week the results are shocking honestly you need to give this a go. I wouldn't recommend doing this mask too often tho as aspirin apparently thins out the blood

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


on 11/11/2014 12:16:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

With over 2200 reviews, maybe this concoction doesn't need another review, but being that I am a skin care junkie and hadn't heard of this before, at least my review will bring this item some new attention on here and maybe help out someone like myself.
I have oily/ acne-prone skin and have since I was a kid; this is very embarrassing to go through both as a kid that was too young to have these problems and now as an adult that's "too old" to still struggle with this as well. I am one of those persons that has literally tried every product, natural remedy, and Rx on the market. And then some. Finally, both as a product of my maturity and my ability to dial things in better, I am experiencing some clear skin. I have several product to thank for this, including Acnomel, Clean & Clear 3-in-one Acne Scrub, bc pills, and regular old rubbing alcohol for toner (save the speech, I've been using it for years and love it). I just ran across the aspirin mask concept on MUA and decided to give it try, after much debate, because I cannot ingest aspirin (makes me sick). The long & short of it is, it seems to work well, did not burn my skin, and did not make me sick.
I watched a few YouTube videos and tried the very simple approach of dissolving about 3 uncoated aspirin on a saucer with a FEW drops of water (it takes fewer than you think and they dissolve fast). I then added just a dollup of honey (plain old store kind, I could not find anything better). I swirled it together and then rubbed it into/ onto my face, avoiding eyes, brows, and mouth. I had actually started out with 3 aspirin, but ended up having to add 2 more because the solution got a lot runnier than I figured. It was STILL incredibly runny and I would definitely not describe it as a "paste." I think I will actually use a little less water and/or more tablets next time to make a product with a slightly coarser texture. I left this on my face for only 5 minutes, scared to do more by the reviewers who experienced chemical burns. But I think my tough old skin could probably handle more time next time. I rinsed after 5 minutes and my skin felt very, very soft, but not in that gross coated way that so many commercially prepared products make it feel. It just looked and felt clear. And it has stayed clear all week. I plan to use this at least once a week and see if it adds to the overall clarity of my skin.
This may be just a coincidence, but I have noticed my lips/ mouth area are extremely dry the past few days. I did avoid the area entirely, but maybe some dripped. Definitely avoid the mouth area.
So far, I would not call this miraculous, but I would call it effective (tentatively). And it's also dirt cheap. I also like the ability to customize both the mix I create and the texture. And there are no nasty things in my mask (scrub) like parabens. I'm looking forward to trying different concoctions.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


on 11/4/2014 10:07:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I do this at least once a week. Love it. I think I have the generic Walgreens brand right now. I crush before adding liquid,.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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