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13 December 2009

Aspirin Mask

I've been breaking out real bad since last month. I've finished my favorite The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil and it's out of stock everywhere at here. i was so desperate. I've tried so many ways from not using any product to trying a lot of acne products, nothing works. and finally last week i remembered that I've read from a local beauty forum that Aspirin works wonder on acne. i quickly browsed the forum again and decided to try it. from the forum i also saw that Michelle Phan has a more detailed review and tutorial for Aspirin mask (check it here).

i only used 2 tablets of Aspirin as i want to concentrate more on my acne area. and i didn't add honey cause i heard that adding honey is more for dry skin and the Aspirin is kinda drying. i think my skin is oily enough for it.


add a few drops of water

and wait till it dissolves

the texture of this Aspirin mask reminds me of Skin Food Rice Mask but rougher. i apply it on my clean face and leave it for 10-20 minutes. it dries quickly and can be a bit messy cause it will drop (or fall?) when it dries.

I've used it for three times now (two or three times a week), and i can say it really works wonder! my acne is a lot lesser after using this in just few days. I'll keep using it to see a better result. i bought the Aspirin tablets from a local drugstore, and it's really cheap! how great it is!

*edit*
i forgot to mention that the only thing that i don't like from this Aspirin mask is the smell. it has a strong drug (i think?) scent, but i still can endure it during the masking. (Thanks to *~kAy~* for reminding me :) )

note that even though it works for me, it doesn't mean that it works for everyone. try it at your own risk. and if your skin is sensitive, you probably should consult to your dermatologist before trying this.


Thanks for reading! Hope everyone had a great weekend and have a great week ahead :)

39 comments:

Blair said...

i need to make a trip down to my local pharmacy!! this mask sounds fabulous dina!

Jennifer said...

wow dina! i should try DIY-ing these masks at home!!!

btw, whats that the body shop tea tree oil product you used up? I'm intersted in trying :P!

I use Origins Clear Improvement to deep-cleanse my skin once per week, it helps prevent acne :)

thanks for sharing the recipe!

Kasia_B said...

I do this mask sometimes too :) it's easy and it works. Instead of honey you can try to mix it with plain yogurt. :)

Dee said...

I've been using the aspirin mask since 05. Works well with acne scars too. (: Yeah, it does tend to flake off if you use it alone after it dissolves, but a quick tip for you is to use plain yogurt or aloe vera gel to help keep the aspirin on your face.

You can try honey+cinnamon for acne too. Works well for inflammation and swelling. Have a nice day!<3

myolie said...

tried it,nothing happened guess all of the aspirin dried up and fell off before they could do their job.lol will try adding the yougurt. ^ ^

Anita (*swtexcape*) said...

I'd love to try this out since I've been breaking out lately too (darn finals!!). Thanks for sharing :D xx

amynaree said...

I have never tried aspirin mask before, but sounds really good :) Glad it worked out for you

e.motion in motion said...

I love the aspirin mask! I also learned from Michelle hehe. Makes my skin so smooth!

Vanilla said...

awww i shud definitely try this !
isnt breaking out super annoying !??im so desperate !lol
one huge luggage and another small one.hahaa.mosty makeup and pyjamas
i have weird thing for pyjamas,i think i have more pyjamas than normal clothes
LMAO

Vanilla said...

btw u want me to try find that tea tree thingie in singapore if they still have it there?he he

Miss K. You said...

Hey Dina, sounds like this home remedy is even better than store-bought products! Hope you're having a good day.. and just letting you know that you're one of the winners of my holiday giveaway! Congrats :) Please email me your shipping address to mskyou@gmail.com

freshelle said...

glad to hear that this mask works for you!!i bought a bottle of asprin long time ago intending to try this mask but never got around to it. i will definitely do this soon!

Manju said...

like Kasia I use yoghurt in the aspirin mask too. i've got oily skin as well, and yoghurt is less 'heavy' than honey.
i've heard that you can use aloe vera gel also, but i haven't tried that coz i break out with aloe vera

Marce said...

Great review, I really want to give this a try now! And after reading that it helps with acne scars too, I cant wait to give it a go! Thanks for the tutorial, XO!

Jennifer said...

hee I found out I used the same TBS Tea Tree Oil as yours shown in the link! Yet it does not work wonders on my skin :/ do you also use their tea tree oil blemish stick? I like the stick better .

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Eva said...

hmmm ive about this before i think i might have to try some day...thanks for sharing!

Fifi said...

I've tried it and thought it didn't work for me at all. But maybe I'm just not patient or something. :/

My skin has been okay these days so I won't be trying this anymore, at least not now. I'm glad it works well for you though.

And thanks for the sweet comment on my last post hun. :)

*~kAy~* said...

How do you like the smell? :)
I tried this and I must say, aspirin doesn't smell the best! :P

Jordy's Beauty Spot said...

Hi Dina,
I have tried this out a few times
its really nice but i find it easier to just use a pre made one.
I know that sounds lazy but there just isnt enough hours in the day!

Daituf said...

hmm...it never helped with my acne... perhaps i did it wrong?
But i do think it makes a great exfoliator...

RHEA said...

i will try it tommorow thanks for sharing dina, pimple remedy at low cost great! ,hope it works for me too.

Tammy said...

I really love using Aspirin masks! I tend to use them a lot in the summer though.

Carine said...

interesting..and definitely cheaper than masks you can buy in stores !

Shop N' Chomp said...

You're so lucky that this worked for you, sweetie. It dried my face out. (I have super sensitive skin...*cries)

Pop Champagne said...

REALLY. it works eh.... hmmmmm I want to try it out now. I got a huge can of asprin at home. Sometimes the pimples wont' go again if I use my regular clay mask so... hehe cheap solution I love it :D

Diane said...

I always want to try these great DIY homemade masks but I get lazy, one of these days I'm going to just do it. =)

Glad your skin is clearing up, did they ever get your Tea Tree Oil back in stock?

Marce said...

I'll definitely let you know how it goes! Thanks for visiting my blog. I left you a tag =)
XO

K said...

Great review! I really like the aspirin mask too! Glad to know it worked for you!

Toothfairy said...

I've heard about this mask too, I think it was on michelle phan's blog. She's busy with iqqu now, did you try anything of that?

loves

Blovet Beauty said...

i've heard great things about asprin mask but frankly, it didnt make my skin worse or better. It worked great as an exfoliator though.

acutelife said...

I saw the tute at michelle phan's site too :) I heard about this mask way before but wasnt sure about giving it a go XD thanks for the review Dina!

☆Anastacia☆ said...

Xoxo~ I am sure that is great diy mask! Really wanted to try it myself but hmm... I can't get aspirin here :(

☆Anastacia☆ said...

I mean I can't get it free without doctor recipe...

ThanQ for visited me dear :)

Gabriela said...

I`ve read about this mask in so many websites... However I haven`t tried it yet. I usually apply a green clay mask to my face and it works great.

Zoe said...

I think it's a great idea for those who have acne, thanks for sharing this~

NottyEvil said...

hmmm never tried this but think i should now cos i got this huge stress zit on my chin and i'll be away for my xmas getaway with my bf in 2 days!

thanks for sharing~

witoxicity said...

I've been hearing about this aspirin mask. I must try it out one of these days. It sounds so easy to prepare! :)

MizzJ said...

Interesting ingredient for a mask! It's not super drying?