Did you ever imagine that you can use Aspirin to treat acne? Did you know that you can use it for anything other than treating a headache? Here are a few ways to use Aspirin you did not know about:
You can use Aspirin to make a mask that balances your skin’s PH and helps you deal with the excess sebum that gives oily skin its oily appearance. Mix it with citrus fruits such as lemon, lime or orange.
You can even use it for the opposite reason: for when your skin is dry. Mix it with emollients such as honey or olive oil.
If you mix it with aloe gel, for example, you get a mask that accommodates sensitive skin or mixed.
People with oily skin can also mix it with dairy products which are high in lactic acid, a component which is known to help with this type of skin. Mix it with yogurt, cream or milk.
In order to use it to treat acne and blackheads, here’s what you need to do: take 2 Aspirin tablets and grind them as well as you can. You can do that by using two wooden spoons. Place the Aspirin tables on one wooden spoon and use the other to grind by applying pressure. Add a little bit of lemon juice so that you get a paste. Apply the paste on the affected areas and leave to act for 10 minutes. Gently rinse using warm to cold water. Do not rub! The salicylic acid in the Aspirin will dry up the pimples and this way they’ll heal faster.
To slow down the aging process of the skin, use this trick once every 2 weeks: mix 1 tablespoon of honey with 5 Aspirin tablets. Apply it on your skin and leave to act for 15 minutes. (If you feel any discomfort at any point, rinse the mask off immediately; make sure you’re not allergic to Aspirin before using it; you can test it on a small skin area before applying it all over the face).
You can also use Aspirin to get rid of dandruff. Dissolve 6 or 7 Aspirins in 500ml of water and rinse your hair with the obtained solution. Leave to act for 10 to 15 minutes and then wash your hair. You will see results after just a few uses.