DIY: Aspirin Facial Mask

Monday, August 05, 2013 Dalton Joseph


Facial masks are so much fun, especially when you get to make it yourself! This DIY project will keep your skin radiant and healthy, so give it a try. All you need is a bottle of non-coated aspirin, a lemon and some honey.

First, place a little less than a handful of the aspirin in a bowl. And then, take the lemon and cut it in half. Squeeze one of the lemon halves into the bowl, and watch as the aspirin absorb the lemon juice. When the non-coated aspirin has absorbed all the juice, they should be very soft and easy to smash. If they are not, add more lemon juice or try adding water. Now, it’s time to add the honey. Take about two tablespoons of honey, add it to the aspirin, and then mix all the ingredients together. Viola! Now, you can apply your mask. Wait ten or fifteen minutes after applying, the mixture should set up and harden. And then, you can wash it off with warm water. Your skin will be glowing and super soft!

The aspirin is an exfoliant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory. The slightly coarse texture of the crushed aspirin helps exfoliate and remove dead skin cells. It also cleans pores, and reduces redness of existing acne. The lemon juice helps kill bacteria and chemically exfoliates. And, the honey keeps your skin moisturized and smooth so there are no harsh effects on your skin will using your mask.