By Yrhaven (aka Condiment Queen) on May 28, 2008
Photo by gailanng
Photo by gailanng
"I heard about this, and researched it on the internet. I have used it several times now, and love it. Apparently the aspirin has salicylic acid which works like a gentle acid peel, removing dead skin, tightening skin, shrinking pores, helping with acne & facial warts. This treatment makes your skin noticeably softer, fresh & radiant. One "recipe" for this that I found suggested adding jojoba oil to help it "stick" & not be so powdery, but I found it harder to remove & also I read that moisturizing right after would affect the action of the salicylic acid, so I assume adding oil to it might do the same, so after the first time I omitted it, consequently I wait to moisturize by a few hours, or the next day. If you have very dry skin, you may want to go ahead and moisturize right after, although I have not found this to be drying to my skin. I do this before showering as it's much easier to remove in the shower. The mixture is very powdery as it dries, so be ready to hop in the shower once it starts falling off & flying around (you'll see what I mean) to avoid getting it in your nose & eyes. I apply it to my neck, chest & both hands (including the backs) as well as my face. **Also, use your best judgment if you have sensitive skin when you decide to try this, it's always a good idea to test a small area when you try anything new & see how you'll react before you cover your face in it."
Serving Size: 1 (30 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"I tried this using 4 crushed non-coated asprin, a tablespoon of plain yogurt and a drop of honey and no water. I left it on for twenty mintes. it worked great. I have large pores and pretty oily skin. It really cleaned out my pores and inproved the overall texture of my skin. I'm planning on using this once a week. Thanks for posting this recipe."
"I'm not going to rate this, because it probably works really well for some people, but for my super-sensitive skin it was just too much. I broke out in little blisters (not really pimples, red irritated blisters) all over my face, and my skin was red as if it had a sun burn. I guess what I had was a chemical burn, rather than just a peel. So, I guess I just want to say this is not really good for people with sensitive skin!"
"Made my skin as smooth as a baby's behind. My usual advice for how to never see another wrinkle: Break all your mirrors. Works for me."
"This reciepe is so good. I used coated aspirin because that is all I had but it worked like a charm. I also used it on my hands and on my neck and chest. I have tried MANY beauty products and this is the best mask I have found. It gets all the yucky skin off and leaves a soft beautiful glow. My make-up went on so nice the next morning. Thanks for the tips the shower to get it off is the only way to go."