Acne and pimples don’t discriminate against race, class or age. And, also it’s not necessarily a matter of how well you take care of your skin. Acne and pimples can strike any one at any age, especially teenagers, pregnant women and women around the time of their menstrual cycle. The bacteria-infected acne and pimples can sometimes be difficult to treat, but an effective treatment for some includes aspirin. Made of acetylsalicylic acid, aspirin helps to clean your skin, reduce pore size and inflammation and can help in your fight against acne as well.
Aspirin Spot Treatment For Acne
(i) Crush 1 Aspirin: The aspirin is needed to be crushed completely for this remedy to work effectively. Depending upon the area to cover, you can use 1 to 3 aspirins. Don’t use more than a couple of aspirins, particularly within a short period of time as it can cause blood thinning issues because it tends to absorb into your blood stream.
(ii) Mix The Crushed Aspirin With Mineral Or Distilled Water: Mix 2-3 parts of water with 1 part aspirin. In case you want a thick, somewhat a grainy paste then only add a few drops of water to 1 crushed aspirin.
(iii) Apply The Mixture Directly Onto The Acne And Pimples: You can use a clean Q-tip or if you prefer to use your finger, make sure to wash it thoroughly first with soap and/or rub a little bit of alcohol so as you don’t want to add more bacteria onto your skin. Allow the aspirin paste to sit on your skin for not more than 10-15 minutes.
(iv) Remove Aspirin: Use a clean wet tissue to wipe off the aspirin.
Aspirin Mask For Acne And Pimples
If you are tussling with a dull, blemishes and acne prone complexion, whisk up a DIY aspirin acne mask. The real component in aspirin is chemically akin to salicylic acid, which helps exfoliate skin. The aspirin acne mask has been in use to treat acne for a very long time. It is a tried and tested home remedy to nurse acne and pimples! And it takes only about 2 minutes to make and 15 minutes to see results.
Basic Acne Face Mask No. 1
You will need:
(i) Uncoated aspirin pills: 2-3
(ii) Distilled Water
(iii) Organic honey: 1 teaspoon
Method: Put the aspirin in a glass bowl and add in just sufficient distilled water to make a paste consistency. Allow the aspirin to dissolve in the water. If it looks too liquidy, mix one more aspirin. If it is too pasty, just add in a bit more water. Once you get the paste at the consistency that you desire, just apply onto your skin as is. You can mix in 1 teaspoon of organic honey to make the mask less drying to the skin. This way you also get the added benefits of honey. If your skin is extra dry or irritated, use olive oil instead of honey. Many experts recommend jojoba oil and tea tree oil instead. It really is a matter of personal choice and what type of skin you have.
Apply to the area wherever you have acne prone skin – face, jaw, chest, back, leaving it there for 10-15 minutes. Rinse it off and pat dry your skin. To prevent drying, apply an oil-free, water-based moisturizer.
This home remedy works well for men as well, because aspirin is great for ingrown hairs (i.e. beard acne). You can use this treatment 1-2 times in a week but always make a new batch each time you use.
Acne Face Mask To Heal Acne Cysts
You will need:
(i) Generic, uncoated aspirin: 1-2
(ii) Distilled or mineral water: Few drops
(iii) Organic honey: 1 tablespoon (It helps reduce bacteria and moisturize your skin, offsetting the drying effects of aspirin)
(iv) Aloe vera gel: 1 table spoon (It helps to reduce inflammation that is often connected with acne cysts)
Drop the aspirin tablet (s) into a small glass bowl. Add a few drops of water to the bowl. Using back of a spoon crush the aspirin and let them dissolve to form a paste. Add in 1 tablespoon of organic honey and aloe vera gel each to the bowl. Mix well all the ingredients together.
Use a gentle, facial cleanser to wash your face and other problem area. Rinse well and pat dry. Apply a thin layer of the aspirin mask onto your face and on other acne prone skin areas, leaving it on for about 10-15 minutes. Rinse the paste off and pat dry your skin. To prevent drying, apply oil-free, water based moisturizer.
(i) Clean your hands and the problem area before applying aspirin paste.
(ii) Use uncoated aspirin tablets as they are easy to crush.
(i) Do not use aspirin acne treatment if you are allergic to aspirin. So try a patch test on your forearm or behind ear and wait for enough time to test it before applying it all over your face.
(ii) Do not use aspirin for pimples or acne more than 1 to 2 times a week.
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