What is the aspirin mask? The aspirin mask is a homemade BHA mask available to each and everyone of us, totally inexpensive and highly efficient, made of salicylic acid or tablets of aspirin.
BHA is known to help tremendously with cleaning pores from deep inside and therefore contribute to keeping our skin blemish-free. BHAs are efficient on existing blemishes as well, by helping them heal faster and keeping pores clean afterwards.
Good for: all skin types, especially normal to oily and combination skin, acne-prone and clogged skin.
Basic preparation: 1/4 tsp. salicylic acid (ask for it at pharmacy,but if you cannot find it, then crush 3-5 tablets of plain aspirin instead),then add distilled water. Mix the powder with the water until it becomes of a creamy consistence, apply on clean dry skin (focus on T-zone and sides of the nose). Keep it on until completely dry. Take a small cotton pad, wet it lightly and begin scrubbing the areas covered with the mask, making small circles. Finally, rinse with plenty of water.
It would be a great idea to apply a calming mask or a hydrating mask first, followed by your regular moisturizer.Your skin will be left completely smooth and even. Continue reading “Beauty tip: The aspirin mask – good for oily and combination skin”