Sunday, February 15, 2009

Aspirin Mask for treating acne...

Yup, you read it right...
Feeling skeptical about it?

Don't worry you're not the only person who feels so.

At first im like "why in the world will i use medicine on my face?!"...knowing that we use aspirin for headaches & makes me cringe with the thought of using it topically & to be applied on my face for that :-O

I kept on reading lots of girls saying that it does work. I checked, several threads about Aspirin Mask & even did a research about the 'contents' & chemicals behind it.

Upon doing so, i discovered that Aspirin actually is what we call as Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) -> huh?...uh oh...that sounds so scientific...chemicals... - which simply speaking is called "Salicylic Acid' -> now this sounds much more familiar,eh?

Salicylic Acid is one of the main ingredients in cosmetics & acne-fighting facial products. It's widely used to fight acne, warts, psoriasis, etc.

So, how does this so called Salicylic Acid actually works?

It makes the skin shed more readily so it prevent pores from clogging up, and allowing room for new cell growth. It's basically just like how exfoliation works. We exfoliate to remove the dead skin cells...then in comes the new skin cells..yay for those!

So, since i did my homework, i felt that i can already try it. So, i brought a bottle of aspirin. Wash my face, then put 5 tablets on a saucer XD, then put a few drops of water on the tablets (i actually enjoyed squishing it), made a paste, then apply it on my face.

After a couple of minutes, i started sneezing! I thought "uh oh...this is bad!"...then i remember that you can add drops of oil or yogurt or honey or even a facial cleanser. So i immediately rinse it (while still sneezing!) then mix another batch of aspirin, this time i added a few drops of olive oil (hey Olive oil is good for the skin!). Then apply it again & this time it did not made me sneeze anymore.

I waited for like 20-30mins before i rinse it off....all the while, im just watching "Jigoku Shojo"..good thing im not watching a funny one or else there'll be aspirin scattered all over the place. Then i rinse it off, i scrubbed my face with the bits of aspirin, then rinse it with water. Since i used oil on it, its oily so i have to wash it off with soap....

then....lo & behold!

i felt my skin to be so sooooft & smooth....i was touching my face for like 5mins...just to feel how soft my face is...

Since im not the type who actually break out, then i did not notice any "pimples will be gone" effect, but i have a couple of whiteheads on my chin before & after using it, i notice that it actually diminished! wow!

& from then on, i make it a point to use it!

Good points:
-easy to do
-available anywhere
-great results

Bad points:
-will make you sneeze if you don't put anything on it.
-don't forget to buy the uncoated aspirin...UNCOATED,ok?

So... instead of buying those expensive acne creams/gels, going to Facial clinics to have your facials, i suggest you give this a try first....anyway, there's nothing to lose...but everything to gain!



Anonymous said...

don't forget to put on sunscreen before going out i heard that aspirins makes ur skin's sun defense decrease

ReikaAmakura said...

oh! will try this too! btw, I added crushed aspirin on my astringent and I think it didnt worked. But I'm just finishing the bottle before I buy a new astringent. or better yet, not to use one anymore.

Thiamere Brea said...

maybe your skin got used to salicylic acid already?
i hope that it didn't

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