We have usually referred to aspirins as pills to cure headaches and other pains. It has also been prescribed for heart conditions due to its anti-clotting abilities. After all, that is the reason why it was invented almost two centuries ago. However, in recent years it has been proven to work as an effective treatment and remedy for many maladies, one of them being acne and facial spots.
Among its components, aspirin tablets contain acetylsalicylic acid which helps to tone the skin and combat wrinkles, and also reduce acne, redness and inflammation. Aspirin also contains beta hydroxyl acid, a main ingredient in many pharmaceutical cosmetic products.
In other words, it constitutes a natural remedy for beauty treatments, since it produces similar results: it reduces inflammation of the skin –a byproduct of having acne and trying to “manually exfoliating” it. It clears and exfoliates the skin and it helps in the good scaring of lesions commonly caused by acne.
Here is how to make a natural remedy using aspirins:
- Take a few uncoated aspirin tablets and crush them. It could be 5 or more depending on the quantity of treatment you want to prepare.
- Add a few drops of water to form a homogenous paste.
- When you finish forming an homogenous paste,
- Before applying the paste to your face, wash it completely.
- Apply the mixture evenly on your face avoiding the area around your eyes.
- Leave it untouched for 15 minutes.
- After the time has elapsed, rinse it off with water.
This paste will help you exfoliating the skin of your face. You can add other ingredients to this paste for added healing properties. For instance, you could add olive oil for a customized treatment for dry skins. You could also add honey and yogurt to help hydration of the skin.
Yogurt is also great for exfoliating the skin, and the honey act as an excellent antibacterial agent, thus leaving your delicate skin free of any foreign agents that can worsen the acne.
Another addition to the paste that produces wonder is lemon juice. In the first place for conveying vitamin C to our skin, and secondly because the acid content is good source for eliminating any undesired substances on the skin.
It is important to note that you should not leave the paste on your face more time than suggested. The aspirin is a great blood thinner and efficient dilating agent, and leaving it on the face for a long time can cause the aspiring to reach the bloodstream and, instead of producing benefits, it can have an opposite effect on your health.
Experts also recommend regularly applying this treatment to observe the desired results on your skin. Applying the paste once a week is an ideal frequency to expect good results without abusing the treatment.
The best time for applying it is at night before going to bed since your skin and the circulation of your body will more relaxed. After rubbing your skin with the aspirin treatment, it is highly recommendable to apply the usual moisturizing product to enhance the properties of this natural remedy.