Who doesn’t know the little while pill that resides in almost all the medical cabinets? Yes, we are talking about aspirin that helps in body pains, headache and fever (and for the special morning when one wakes up with a lot of hangover). But, do you know it can also help beautify your skin if use properly? There are more than a few ways in which it can help. Have a look at them.
1. Aspirin Mask
Take 3-4 uncoated aspirins and enough water to dissolve them and make some paste out of it. Apply it to your skin and let it sit there for about 20 to 30 minutes. If you find the mask too dry, add a teaspoon of organic honey. To add more moisture, add a drop or two of oils such as olive oil or tea tree oil.
The salicylic acid in the medicine really helps the skin. That’s why this mask helps with acne. It also helps in some other problems of skin such as redness and blackheads. It also provides an immediate glow to your skin.
2. Aspirin Feet Softener
What’s your take on cracked feet? Take equal parts of lemon and water and dissolve two uncoated aspirins in it. Apply it to your cracked feet. To make it more effective, wrap a plastic bag around it and a warm towel on top of the plastic bag. Sit and wait for fifteen minutes. After 15 minutes, remove the wraps and file away the softened skin and there you go!
3. Aspirin Dandruff Cure
Grind or crush 2-3 uncoated aspirins and mix it up with your regular shampoo. Apply it to your hair and let it soak onto your scalp for a few minutes. Wash you head in the normal way you do. It won’t be gone in the first wash so you have to follow it up with two more washes.
4. Aspirin for Ingrown Hair
For your DIY tend skin, dissolve 15 to 16 uncoated aspirin pills in rubbing alcohol (70%). You can add witch hazel and glycerine if it’s too dry for you. It’s really amazing to see how it works. Rubbing alcohol is easy enough to order online and uncoated aspirins are cheap as well.
5. Aspirin Spot Treatment
What will you choose to do if you suddenly notice a pimple coming out overnight? Again, aspirin is at your help. Dissolve an uncoated aspirin in water to make a smooth paste, apply it to your ‘ground zero’ and let it sit there for about 30 minutes. Wash it off with plain water. The pimple will subside.
- If you are allergic to aspirin, don’t try any of the above.
- Use uncoated aspirin, not the coated (shiny) one. To tell the difference, when you touch the uncoated one, white powder sticks to your fingers.
Aspirins have many benefits, like preventing certain kinds of cancer, but who knows your body better than you? All the best!