Friday, January 17, 2014

Aspirin Mask

oh happy day lovely!
Today I decided to try another Pinterest concoction. This mask is promises to extract dirt from your pores and minimize them. Let's do this! You will need three household ingredients: aspirin, honey, and water. I added tea tree oil to my mix for an added punch.

ingredients: honey, water, aspirin, and tea tree oil 
2 tablets un-coated Aspirin or as I used 2 envelopes of BC powder
water, just enough to make a paste with the aspirin
honey, as desired. I added about the size of a dime
* I asded 2-3 drops of tea tree oil // recipe does not require tea tree oil
(Recipes vary, you can play with it and double or triple the portions)

color and consistency, not as bright yellow in person

Mix well. The color is more of a light yellow but that all changes with the amount of honey added. The consistency is gritty and watery. Best applied with a clean facial brush, or you can apply with your finger tips over a sink.

These ingredients will not irritate your skin. Let the mask sit on your face for 15-30 minutes. I sat my pretty self on the couch and watched an episode of Golden Girls and then washed it off in the shower with warm water. It was easy to remove and the aspirin served as an exfoliant.

This mask is excellent for the prevention of acne. As promised my pores (especially on my nose) were cleansed and my skin was lighter (a good sign of clean skin). My pores were tighter and minimized. I will definitely be using this mask at least twice a week, possibly at night after I remove my makeup.

I was a bit self conscience about my skin without makeup, and I skipped the picture wearing the mask. Mainly because the mask goes on clear. Here is a shot of my face with my makeup applied after using the mask. My skin not only looks smooth, it was very smooth... and tight! Who doesn't want tight skin?! It was like being a teenager again with baby skin :)

baby face? 

Benefits of Aspirin: 
With the regular application of aspirin face masks; you can achieve healthy and clear skin. Aspirin tablet contains a crystalline compound called acetylsalicylic acid, which is derived from salicylic acid. It is the BHA or beta hydroxyl acid, which helps to soothe redness, inflammatory and itchiness of the skin. 
Cleanses clogged skin pores, thus reducing the probability of acne formation. Removes dead skin cells from skin. Fights with skin discoloration due to ageing and sun damage. Aids in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Used to reduce facial puffiness and puffy eyes, because of its ability to reduce swelling.

Benefits of Honey: 
Acne: Honey is naturally antibacterial, so it's great for acne treatment and prevention. Aging: Full of antioxidants, it is great for slowing down aging. Complexion boost: It is extremely moisturizing and soothing, so it helps create a glow. Pores: Honey is clarifying because it opens up pores making them easy to unclog.

Benefits of Tea Tree Oil: 
Tea tree oil has powerful antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties. This is one the prime benefits of tea tree oil for skin, as earlier people cringed at the very idea of using oil for acne. This myth has been beautifully broken by tea tree oil. Applying tea tree oil on your acne can actually help treat it. In fact, unlike most other natural remedies and products, tea tree oil will not leave your acne feeling red. Tea tree oil is very good anti-fungal oil. It actually kills bacteria that are responsible for the growth of acne.

Viola! Another power mask! 

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