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The Aspirin Face Mask

I first heard about the aspirin face mask a few weeks ago via Avril of @SchoolGateStyle on twitter. I did a little bit of research into it and have since tried it out a couple of times.

Of course Mr Jones thinks I'm absolutely bonkers, sitting there with greek yogurt & aspirin on my face but there is actually some science behind why this works as a facial treatment. One of the main ingredients in aspirin salicylic acid, which is often used in skin care products for the treatment of acne!

Top that with the fact that this costs next nothing to make...... who's laughing now!!




To make mine, I used:
  • 2 dispersible aspirin tablets
  • 2 teaspoon of water
  • 2 teaspoons of Greek yogurt
Place the two aspirin tablets in a bowl and add the water. Once the tablets have disintegrated in the water ( you can help them along by mashing them with a spoon if you like) mix in the yogurt. Et Voila! you have your face mask!

Apply to your skin, sip a glass of wine and relax....

Wash it off after about 10-15mins and you should have lovely glowy skin. By the next morning, any pesky spots I have also seem a bit less angry, result!

You can also make the mask with honey instead of yogurt, I tried this but found it just ended up running down my face. I have used Greek yogurt before to treat sunburn and skin irritations and found this really soothing, so think I will stick to this in future.


Has anyone else tried this, or do you have your own bonkers DIY treatments?

12 comments

  1. Hello! Great post - I too use the Asprin facemask. I do use it with honey and yes, it is rather messy, but it's the perfect excuse to go and lie down in the bath for half an hour.

    I will definitely try it with the yoghurt though seems much less hassle.

    Glad to have found your blog.
    xxx

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    1. Hi, I didn't even think to go lie in the bath, what a great idea :) definitely give it a go with the yogurt and see if you like it, I found it really soothing, enjoy! x

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  2. I've never heard of this but am going to try it for sure! How was your skin after?? xxx

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    1. My skin felt really clean after and I don't know if it was my imagination but any spots I had appeared less red. I'm not sure if it's ok to use aspirin when pregnant though so maybe best to check first :)
      x

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    2. So true, didn't think about that! Afterwards though! xxxx

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  3. Haven't tried this but definitely will now, I have all the ingredients :)I can see how it would work. Is it for all skin types??

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    1. That's the great thing about it, most of us already have the ingredients :)
      I have combination skin which is quite sensitive and prone to the odd spot and it worked well for me. I should think it would work well on most skin types but if you're unsure then just do a little patch test first
      x

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  4. Am definitely going to do this in the next few days! Thanks for the prompt...sounds brilliant! x

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    1. And thanks for drawing my attention to it in the first instance! Let me know how you get on with it, enjoy x

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  5. Hi, not a face mask to use when pregnant or breastfeeding no....lots of info on web about contra-indications, there are others I can't remember the detail.

    I do use aspirin facemask too, but I used 12 tabs!! but looked pretty good afterwards..

    so do your reseaarch on this one before you try gals!

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  6. Does anyone know if the brand Aspro Clear is ok to use?

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    1. I think Aspro Clear is just a brand name for dispersible aspirin so it should still work!x

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