How to make an aspirin facial mask

By Brandy Burgess

Aspirin tablets can be used for more than just curing headache symptoms. You can achieve clear and healthy-looking skin by regularly applying an aspirin facial mask. Aspirin tablets contain a crystalline compound derived from salicylic acid – the primary ingredient found in many commercial facial masks and acne treatments. Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxyl acid, or BHA, which helps to cleanse pores, remove dead skin cells and heal blemishes. The complete process for making an aspirin facial mask can be completed in several minutes.

Aspirin provides many health benefits, including great-looking skin.

Step 1

Combine 1/2 tsp. jojoba oil or water with 1 tsp. honey in a small glass bowl. Jojoba oil is recommended for those who have normal to dry skin. Water should be used if you have oily skin.

Step 2

Fill a large glass bowl with hot water. Place the smaller glass bowl into the larger glass bowl. The heat of the water will help to soften the ingredients in the small glass bowl.

Step 3

Crush four uncoated aspirin tablets with a fork. Add the crushed aspirin tablets to the small glass bowl and mix the ingredients together with a spoon. Continue to stir until the mixture becomes a smooth paste.

Step 4

Leave the mask on for 15 minutes and rinse.