The Medicinal Acne Mask With…Aspirin!

Anybody who has suffered from troublesome acne conditions will know what it’s like to try every possible remedy in the book to banish them forever. OTPs, diet alterations, exercise regimes and water are also some of the many tried and tested remedies, but we all know that nothing soothes acne better than a no-frills, inexpensive DIY. Here, we take the humble ‘aspirin’, that contains chemicals akin to the ones present in salicylic acid. This 5-minute mask can be whipped out in no time and is an age-old remedy to help reduce harsh inflammation on the skin, battle blackheads and make your skin look youthful and radiant.

What You Will Require

  •  Plain yoghurt, honey or milk
  •  Lukewarm water
  •  4-5 uncoated, aspirin tablets (Don’t use Tylenol or Advil for the mask)
  •  A small container
  •  An old toothbrush
  •  Mortar and pestle

Directions For Use

  1. Crush the aspirin tablets with a mortar and pestle and transfer the crushed powder into a small container. Add tiny amounts of the lukewarm water and honey if you want a thick paste. If you want a thinner paste, add equal amounts of water and curd to the powdered aspirin and mix well with a toothbrush.
  2. Using the toothbrush, or your hands (make sure they are clean), apply a thin layer of the paste on the affected areas of your face (cheeks, jaw line, forehead, nose) and leave it to dry for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Once the paste has hardened on the face, gently rinse the mask off in circular motions to promote blood flow. The aspirin mask is also effective as a scrub or an exfoliating mask.
  4. Pat your face dry with a towel and you are good to go!

Try this quick aspirin mask if you want to reduce inflammation on the skin, control acne and make your skin look more luminous! If you are allergic to aspirin, do a patch test on a small area of your arm or consult your doctor before you proceed to make the mask.

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