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”
One mask that works wonders on most skin types especially for those with normal,dry or mature complexions is a simple mixture of just two tablespoons of honey and two tablespoons of milk.
To try this relaxing treatment, steam your pores open by letting your face hover a few inches above the surface of a bowl filled with boiling water.
Add a few teaspoons of an aromatic herb like lavender for an exquisite scent, and drape a towel over your head to stop the steam and the scent from escaping.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply for five to ten minutes. This will open your pores, which makes it possible for your mask to penetrate deeply into your skin and deliver the moisture and nutrients that will increase your skin’s glow.
Apply the honey and milk mixture with your fingertips, smoothing it over your face and throat. Relax for ten to fifteen minutes, letting this sweet mask do its work. Then, rinse away the mixture with warm water, splash your face with cool water to snap your pores shut again, and gently pat your skin dry.
Use this honey mask or another relaxing all natural mask treatment on a weekly basis to help bring your skin to a new level of beauty. By putting a bit of extra effort into caring for your skin, you can turn your healthy complexion into a tremendous beauty asset. Beauty trends come and go, but great skin is always in style, so making sure your skin is at its peak radiance is always worth the trouble. By taking just twenty minutes once a week to help your skin stay replenished and vibrant, you can look forward to compliments on your skin every single day.