Unlisted Brand • Aspirin Mask • Masks
|Would buy this product again.||85%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Green
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!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
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
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Dark, Cool Hair: Black, Kinky, Fine Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly Eyes: Green
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*
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I've seen so many great words about the aspirin mask that i decided to try it aswell.
Before I was just using some aspirin with drop of water to put on red spot over night but never actually was thinking about whole face mask untill cuple weeks back.
I'm adding half of the tbls of honey to that to provent any irritations as my skin is both oily and quite sensitive.
I must say its a dream product for me!
Much less oil, much less red spots and way more softness into the skin - love it and will use it no and on and i hope it will stay thesame effect!
Im using once a week.
If I want harder peeling i crush the tablet less and if i want a bit gentle effect - i crush it very even.
Its easy, cheap and realy is working for me so let me be the next person to recomand this mask:)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I read that it was an effective way of clearing skin and exfoliating, so I thought I'd give it a shot. I crushed 2-3 tablets and mixed it with a bit of water to make a paste.
I left it until it dried because it starts falling off.
I used it about 3 times in 2 weeks mostly where I brake out the most (jawline and a bit on my cheeks) and my skin felt clean and soft at first but then i had a flare up and i think this had to do with it, since i wasn't doing anything differently in my skin routine :( I probably did it too much and it irritated my skin.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I use this when I feel I need a refresh. It works as a good exfoliant. For the other Australians out there you can buy a box of 100 asprin for about $3 under the brand name solprin at the discount pharmacy. Be aware that for the big boxes 100+ you often have to ask for it from behind the counter, as they only keep the small packs on display and charge more for them. This is the same for ibuprofen and paracetamol (not that I use this on my face)
I've used the aspirin mixed wtih honey, as part of a face scrub or just on it's own. I don't find it to be revolutionary but I do find it to be helpful for exfoliating. Other reviewers are right, just a tiny bit of water, a couple of drops is enough, you might need to agitate to get it to mix well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is my HG face treatment. I break out from almost every thing else. :(
I take one aspirin into the shower with my every time I shower. I add 2-3 drops of water and let it dissolve, then put it on my face, especially where I get tons of buildup on my nose and forehead. I then shampoo, body wash, rinse shampoo and wash, condition, brush teeth, then rinse and scrub my face, so the aspirin has plenty of time to work off the old skin cells.
One of my favorite things to do, although it's expensive, is use aspirin, egg white, and lemon juice. This makes my pores smaller and leaves my face softer and less oily. I try to do this about once a week.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Other
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
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!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Red Eyes: Green
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
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
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
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
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
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
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.