As the most widely known analgesic in the world, aspirin helps relieve headaches and acts as an anticoagulant. Many studies have demonstrated its anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties and its efficacy in the treatment of cardiovascular disorders. However, in addition to being a recognized medicine, aspirin is also a good facial scrub.
Aspirin has indeed virtues to beautify and lighten the skin of the face. It reduces brown spots, cleans pores and fights acne pimples. The beta-hydroxy acid it contains is a compound with anti-inflammatory effects that promotes the elimination of dead cells and the reduction of acne. It also has healing properties to repair the skin. It is found in many commercial cleaning and exfoliating products.
In this article we offer three recipes of aspirin-based masks, easy to make at home and inexpensive.
The exfoliating mask
- 3 aspirins
- 3 tablespoons warm water
Crush the aspirin tablets and mix them with water to obtain a paste.
Apply this mask on a clean face and perform circular movements to gently massage; Let stand for ten minutes before rinsing with clean water.
Repeat twice a week for normal to oily skin and once a week for dry skin.
With this mask, you can benefit from the exfoliating action of aspirin and get rid of dead cells and excess fat. You will perform a thorough cleaning of the pores of your face and thus avoid the appearance of blackheads.
The healing mask
- 3 aspirins
- 3 teaspoons lemon juice
Crush the aspirins and mix with the lemon juice until a thick paste is obtained.
Apply this mask to a clean face and let it act for ten minutes before rinsing with water.
This mask is intended for people who suffer from acne, brown spots and unsightly scars. The combination of lemon and aspirin provides an astringent care to overcome impurities and bacteria that can cause acne.
You should apply it in the evening - once a week - because exposure to sunlight or light may cause staining and skin irritation.
The regenerating mask
- 5 aspirins
- 1 teaspoon of pure honey
- 1 tablespoon plain yoghurt
Crush the aspirins and mix them with honey and yoghurt to obtain a consistently thick paste.
Start by putting on your face a towel soaked in warm water to open the pores and optimize the penetration of the mask. Then apply the mask on dry face and leave for 30 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water and apply your usual moisturizer.
This treatment will have the same result as a peeling because it allows to regenerate the layers of the epidermis of the face and to fight against the brown spots, the acne and the resulting scars. The combination of these three ingredients creates a moisturizing mask for a luminous and radiant complexion.
Benefits of Ingredients
The lemon :
Rich in vitamin C, this citrus is renowned for its lightening and antioxidant actions that allow to fight against the free radicals, and its purifying and antiseptic properties. Lemon is used to disinfect blackheads and alleviate the scars caused by acne.
The citric acid and the flavonoids it contains allow it to tighten the pores.
The advantage of honey is that it adapts to all skin types. Its astringent and antibacterial properties make it the ally of the oily skins because it allows to clean the skin in depth and to get rid of the bacteria. Its moisturizing and softening action makes it the friend of dry skin.
It also moisturizes the skin and gives it freshness and suppleness.
Yogurt is effective in mask of beauty and in care since it has softening virtues, mainly on the oily skins that regains their softness and their brilliance.
The lactic acid it contains acts as an exfoliant to remove dead skin from the face and have a fresh complexion. Your skin is like new!