A great inexpensive home treatment you can use to help fight acne is an aspirin mask. Aspirin is anti-inflammatory, which helps to reduce the size of a pimple. This mask can also be used for reducing the amount of blackheads and clogged pores on the skin.
Typically this mask is mixed with water but, you can personalize it to yourself! Depending on the severity of your breakout, you can add lemon juice to this mask. Lemon juice is also anti-inflammatory as well as a disinfectant. To help bind the mask together, you can also add Greek yogurt or honey. Greek yogurt helps to soothe irritated skin. Honey helps to soothe irritated skin as well, but honey also has anti-septic properties, which helps treat acne too. I would suggest to use raw honey, if you are going to add honey to this mask. All of this is optional and up to you, you can always stick with just adding water.
What you will need:
1. 4-5 Aspirin. (Uncoated is best)
4. 1-2 tablespoons of water. (Consistency is up to you)
5. Extras optional: lemon juice, Greek yogurt, honey, etc.
To make this mask add the aspirin into a bowl. Crush the aspirin with a spoon, once it is in powder form start to add water. Add in extra ingredients at this time if you like. Be careful not to make it too watery, as it will not stay on the face like a mask should. Once you have the consistency right apply it to your face and leave it on for 5-10 min. Make sure to keep the mask away from the eye area. Rinse with cool water and continue with your skin care routine. You can apply this mask 2-3 times a week.
Do not use this mask if you are allergic to aspirin. Only use aspirin in this mask, no substitutions!
Please do not expect a miracle over night, use this mask for 2-4 weeks to get results.
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