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How to Make an Aspirin Face Mask

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How to Make an Aspirin Face Mask

Give Yourself an at-Home Mini Facial

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One of my favorite things to do when my girl friends come over for dinner and a movie is to collectively indulge in an at-home beauty treatment. Out of the various DIYs we’ve tried, we found the aspirin mask to be one of our favorites of all times. At a loss at what to do with the near-expiring bottle of aspirin in your medicine cabinet? Well, I say fret no further: create your very own do-it-yourself aspirin mask that is totally cheap and perfect for all skin types.

The first thing to do is to make sure that there is no coating around the aspirin pills. Most brands nowadays add a coating around the pills—which can be easily removed by running the pill under warm water until the coating is dissolved. I typically use about three aspirins for my face, but you can always increase the number if you choose to treat your neck and décolleté area as well.

Next, crush the aspirins to fine-power form and add a wet base of your choice. My personal favorite is vegetable glycerin and a bit of jojoba oil. The glycerin’s tacky texture ensures that none of the mask crumbles off my face while the jojoba oil makes my face feel baby-soft when I wash off the mixture!

What I love most about making your own masks at home (such as this one) is that you have free reign over what ingredients and proportions to incorporate. So I say take a stab at making your own DIY aspirin mask if this is your first time, and get creative with it!

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@charmybird I was thinking the exact same thing!! Has anyone tried this before? What are the benefits of aspirin when applied topically? This comment has been removed.
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I've heard of this mask before! But the thought of putting crushed meds on my face is a bit scary to me. This comment has been removed.
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