Saturday, August 28, 2010

DIY: Aspirin Mask

Everytime I feel a zit coming up, I whip up a batch of my fool proof not so secret recipe- The Aspirin Mask. It's a super easy recipe that I swear by. And almost always the zit wont even pop up the next day. Of course there are times that a monster zit will show up NO MATTER WHAT, but c'est la vie!

There is a ton of versions of this mask-but I like my version the best! haha It's very simple and cheap! What's not to like about that? The versions with yogurt or honey freak me out, eventhough a ton of people swear by them. I'm just scared that those version will break me out. Bla bla bla bla! I guess what I'm trying to say is what works for me, may not work for you so if you haven't done the aspirin mask and want to try this, please do so with precaution.

The ingredients are as simple as it can get: Jojoba oil, Aloe Vera Gel and Uncoated aspirin. I got the jojoba oil and aloe vera gel at Healthy Options and the aspirins at Mercury Drugs

I usually use 5 tablets ( this covers my cheeks, nose and chin) 1 drop of jojoba oil and a tablespoon of aloe vera gel. The liquid will dissolve the aspirin.

I use my fingers to mix the ingredients into a paste, and when it's ready I apply it to my face. Try to avoid your eye area and nostrils ( haha) Leave the mask on for 10 minutes or until it hardens and wash it off!

Trust me, your skin will look and feel phenomenal after using this mask. It's so inexpensive and effective so I really encourage everyone to at least try it :) Unless of course you're allergic to any of the ingredients! Good luck :)


Kim Hye Rin ♥ 김혜린 said...

I've been using this for two months~ he2, usually mix it with honey instead

Gaby said...

I simply use water with the aspirine caplet as I hate the greasy feel of olive oil. It works well, even if it's not a s moisturizing!

Pinch said...

What a good idea to mix some olive oil with it! :)

mimi said...

@Kim Hye Rin my sister swears by honey too! But i find it too scary to use on my face :/

@Gaby: I use jojoba oil when my skin feels extra dry! But on normal days,it's just the aloe vera gel and aspirins :)

@pinch the jojoba oil moisturizes my skin! it's such an awesome masque :)

Maria said...

Thanks for sharing this! Il try in one of these days. :)

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