Aspirin is the oldest painkiller consumed in the world, it is known to all and is easily found in pharmacies and in some supermarkets. It has been used for a long time to relieve headaches, pain, fever and inflammation. Beyond its medicinal properties, aspirin is also used in many home and cosmetic tricks.
Considered as a miracle drug thanks to the salicylic acid it contains, aspirin is also prescribed for the prevention of infarction and stroke but also certain types of cancers, especially those of the digestive tract.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, it does not only intervene to relieve certain physical ailments, it can also have a domestic and cosmetic use. In this article, we offer some useful tips to make your daily life easier.
Rejuvenate your skin
Aspirin makes it possible to overcome the impurities likely to cause the appearance of brown spots and blackheads by cleaning the face in depth. It contains salicylic acid which allows to exfoliate the skin.
To do this, crush 5 aspirin tablets and mix them with 60 milliliters of water and a teaspoon of honey. Apply this mask to the face for 15 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.
Keep your flowers
We all appreciate having vases adorned with colorful flowers whose smell embalms our interior. Unfortunately this happiness is short lived because many flowers tend to fade quickly. To remedy this, put a cachet of aspirin in the water of the vase will keep them twice as long.
Thanks to the salicylic acid, contained in the aspirin, the flowers will be more nourished and will stay longer.
Remove sweat stains
Sweating often leaves yellowish spots on clothing at the armpits that are difficult to remove despite many washes.
Mix 2 crushed aspirin tablets with a few drops of water to obtain a homogeneous paste. Scrub the area to be cleaned with this mixture to penetrate it and leave it to stand for ten minutes before washing.
Boost your colorful hair
If you just took the plunge and dared the blonde hair color, you may have a bad surprise when you see your blonde hair turn green. This phenomenon is frequent especially in summer because of the chlorine of the swimming pool.
If this is the case, do not panic, dissolve 6 sachets of aspirin in a large glass of lukewarm water and apply this mixture to the hair for fifteen minutes before washing.
Say goodbye to buttons
Whatever the age, the pimples can appear on the face and cause inconvenience to both your skin and your appearance. To get rid of it, turn to aspirin. The salicylic acid it contains not only avoids skin rashes but also limits the inflammation they cause. This compound has anti-inflammatory properties in many acne creams.
Crush an aspirin tablet and mix it with a little water to get a kind of paste. Apply to the acne areas and leave to act ten minutes before rinsing with clear water.
This mask is obviously not recommended for people allergic to aspirin.
Just like your body, your feet need to be hydrated frequently to prevent them from being dry. Aspirin is an effective remedy for calluses thanks to its anti-inflammatory components.
Crush 6 aspirins and add half a teaspoon of lemon juice and half a teaspoon of water; Apply on the areas to be treated and cover your feet with a warm towel and a plastic bag for ten minutes then rub with a pumice stone.
Relieve your insect bites
If you suffer from an insect bite, crush 2 aspirin tablets and mix them with a little water; Apply this paste on the bite and allow it to dry so that the substances contained in the aspirin neutralize the venom.
Fight against dandruff
For those who suffer from a sensitive scalp and who have trouble getting rid of dandruff, aspirin is the ally you need. Salicylic acid is one of the active ingredients of anti-dandruff shampoos that reduces dandruff and relieves itching.
Dissolve 100 milligrams of aspirin in half a glass of water and apply on washed and rinsed hair by gently massaging the scalp. This lotion does not require rinsing.