Unlisted Brand • Aspirin Mask • Masks
|Would buy this product again.||85%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Until I joined MUA I never heard of this. The reviews were good so I had to try it. I was pleasantly surprised! I smashed about 5 tablets and mixed them with a splash of water to make a paste. Put it on my face and let it dry (10-15 minutes), and then kind of washed it off like a "scrub." My skin was brighter, clearer, and smoother. I was waiting for something "bad" to happen like a breakout or rash, but all is well! It also felt really good when I put it on my skin- like a nice, light tingle. Kinda weird, but true! I had a little extra so I used the paste to scrub around my cuticles. The also looked smoother and I had fewer hangnails that week.
I want to try using this on my shoulders and back where I have tiny clusters of mild blemishes. Regular scrubs don't help and acne washes just make these areas dry. I have a feeling that this might do the trick...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
saved my skin, just wish aspirin was cheaper in nz
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
It's an way mask to do at home but it's quite messy and that's what I hate about it. Applying it is kinda hard since the product sprinkles off. & the drying time is hard since the aspirin sometimes fall off my from skin. It's still a nice mask. I like using it for spot treatments and putting a band aid over the blemish to prevent the aspirin from falling. It minimizes the blemish a little, not a lot for me but hey better than nothing lol.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy Eyes: Blue
Wow, just WOW! I have never been prone to acne until I developed Hypothyroidism and was put on Synthroid, and then I broke out all over my face with painful red pimples. My face was also oddly itchy and almost, swollen looking. Since I have ridiculously sensitive skin most of the OTC acne treatments didn't work since they contained fragrance and made my face worse. At wits end I decided to try an aspirin mask. I crushed up 5 aspirin, a glob of honey and a squirt of aloe vera gel. I left it on for 20 minutes then took a shower to rinse it off. The immediate result was a massive decrease in the size and redness of my pimples. 2 days after the first mask I am, not kidding, acne free. I still have one or two scabs from the healed pimples but NO new zits! As I am writing this I have another mask on, and I will keep doing them every 2 days to keep the acne away! Miracle cure!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
The Aspirin mask (and toner and scrub, etc) was something I'd NEVER heard of until MUA - I was just over 20 yrs old, just had my 1st child, and was breaking out like crazy.. I did a Google search on how to clear my skin up and found MUA in 2003, and at that time EVERYONE was raving about uncoated Aspirin. Being a young, new mother at the time figured I'd give this a try as it would be quite cost effective if it actually worked, and OMG WOW did it ever! I used it as a mask several times a week, a toner several times a week, and also a scrub & couldn't believe my results. I've even aspirin mask/scrubbed my DH as well as my mother & father Lol! -All of them also agreed that Aspirin as a mask/scrub is something truely amazing!
I'm not really "acne prone" as I don't get cystic zits (maybe 1 around TTOM max.) but I am *extremely* clog-prone, if I use too much makeup with clogging ingredients, I'll acquire just tons&tons of clogged pores over the sides of my face - which isn't a HORRIBLE thing compared to how bad my skin could be worst case scenario, but those clogged pores *really* started to make me crazy. With reccomendations from the SkinCare Board, I added aspirin into my routine, as well as BHA & AHA.
Some BHA treatments that have worked well for me over the years are: Clinique Mild Clarifying Lotion/(toner), Neutrogena 3-in-1 Acne Stress Control Hydrating Treatment, Stridex Pads(red box,alcohol free)
Some AHA's: DDF 10% Glycolic Toner, Olay Regenerist Night Elixir, Ponds Rejuveness Cream, Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner, Equate Rejuvenating Toner.(Ofcourse I *do not* use all of these products at once Lol, I usually use 1-2 of the above listed BHA's at a time, then 1 of the AHA toners, along with one of the AHA treatments/creams at a time. -This routine + aspirin has helped me very much with my clogged pores :)
My recipe for Aspirin Mask/Scrub is simply, 3-4 uncoated Aspirin tabs (sometimes it's hard to find 100% uncoated tablets. When I'm unable to find 100% uncoated, I've found that the aspirins labeled "lightly coated" or something similair will work also -just ensure that they are not completely coated, anything like "Bayer" will be coated well, and not something that would work well for this) -I take the 3-4 tablets and mix with few drops of water (or, in the summer more so than any other time of year, I'll use Witch Hazel in place of water) I've also found that WitchHazel dissolves the Aspirin tabs a bit more quickly than water also (for whatever reason)
Anyway, hold the 3-4 aspirin in the palm of my hand while they dissolve, then, standing over the sink, apply to face. Wait 5-15mins, take my regular cleanser (I like using more gentle cleansers these days that don't strip my skin & cause more problems -Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is good for this as well as Aveeno Ultra Calming Foaming) -scrub the Aspirin around for another minute or two with the cleanser, then rinse -and that's all! I do this at least 1x a week, sometimes 2-3x per week depending on what foundation I've been using or what time of year it is.
I've repurchased SO many bottles of Aspirin over the years, this is something I will *never* be without. I def. recommend this and plan to continue to use this miracle product for my skincare :)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I'm not sure why everyone has rave reviews for this homemade remedy but to each their own I guess. I had really high hopes for this and I was praying that it would help my acne (it's been fairly bad lately) but alas, it made my acne worse and it actually broke me out. This is terrible and I most definitely will not be doing this again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I used to do this at least once a week and was always delighted with the results - reduction in acne, clearer/softer skin, healthy glow to my complexion. In the end having limited time won out and the fact that I found that lemon juice worked just as well. Don't get me wrong I did this treatment for a very long time and was very happy with it before I discovered lemon juice. It's just easier/quicker to rub a swab with lemon juice on my face and call it a night.
I did however break down and try a variation of this mask the other night. Here is the Dr. Oz recipe:
"Doctor Oz said that this Flawless Skin Home Remedy is a great way to clear your complexion. The aspirin has salicylic acid which helps to remove acne and pimples since it is like a chemical peel. The lemon juice has vitamin C and helps minimize sun damage to your skin. Baking soda works great at the end to neutralize the salicylic acid.
1. Mash up 6-12 non-coated aspirins and combine with freshly squeeze lemon juice.
2. Let the aspirin dissolve until it turns into a paste.
3. Apply the mask to your skin and leave it on for 10 minutes.
4. Remove the face mask by dipping a cotton round in some baking soda and some water. "
It has been 3 days since I did this and my skin still looks and feels amazing. I can't wait to see how long the benefits of this last before it needs to be repeated. Like I mentioned time really is a factor for me so I probably won't be doing this more than once biweekly but I can't recommend this highly enough as an alternative to the straight aspirin mask.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Tried it a few times previously, just plain aspirin with water. Itched like hell and flaked off causing me to sneeze. Did make skin smoother but way too dry (and I generally have oily skin). Recently a brainwave hit and I ground up the pills and mixed it with liquid glycerin instead, really helped with the dryness and also functions as a nice scrub. I use 4 aspirin tablets to a tablespoon of glycerin, absolutely love this combo! I also use it on my body after shaving to prevent those pesky ingrowns, but mix that with emulsifying ointment instead. That plus a lactic acid moisturiser has really helped in preventing eczema flare ups :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love doing aspirin masks on my face. It is probably the cheapest, most convenient way to kill blemishes, remove redness, and generally give skin a huge overhaul. I usually buy generic, uncoated aspirin, and crush it up into a powder in a bowl with the back of a spoon. Depending, I will either simply use water to make a paste, or I'll mix the crushed up aspirin with honey or plain yogurt for some extra moisturizing. I then apply it using the spoon and leave it until it dries. Wash it off, and that's all there is to it! Doing this once a week or so really wards off pimples, helps with discoloration (especially red marks left by blemishes) and keeps the skin nice and soft. I tell everyone about aspirin masks!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I have used dissolvable bayern aspirin with vitamin C. I thought vitamin C would be a nice addition for the skin.
First time I put it after Darphin peeling and let it dry for some 15mins. Skin was soft afterwards and pimples were down. cleansed with water and then decleor tonic and put standerd creams on top. But in two days I got new pimples.
Second attempt: I cleaned my face with Darphin cleansing milk and then did the same thing with aspirin. Let it on for 10mins, cleansed with Decleor tonic and then put Murad's cleansing serum. Again the face was soft after cleansing and a day has passed since and no new pimples.
Similar third and forth time. However, as opposed to some saying it has made pores less visible, this has made my pores more visible definitely.
Hint: You may wet the dissoluble aspirin and not wait it to dissolve, but put it on face like that, wetting it from time to time. I find it to be the easiest way to apply. One aspirin is enough (the one I use is 400mg acid and 200mg C vitamin). Otherwise put a very little water on one tablet, wait for 10mins, and crush it with your finger.
Update(21/07/2012): I have used this a number of times. To use it before mechanical cleansing it is perfect, at least works better than anything else: blackheads get out easily, no redness and the skin is soft and not dried out.
Using it on daily basis - not really... can diminish some pimples but creates some new ones so overall am better off without any cleansing masks if won't be doing the mechanical cleansing.
Edit (march 2013): Is a good treatment before extracting pimples becuse reduces pain. But it will create some new pimples, though less than many other masks.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
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!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Temporary fix....thats all.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
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!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
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!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
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.)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
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!