Thursday, December 8, 2011

Easy Aspirin Mask

One day I was struggling to grind aspirin for a face mask. My wrist was aching as I twirled the pill crusher back and forth, but after smashing the stuff for quite some time, the pieces still weren't small enough. Then I had an epiphany.
Aspirin dissolves, Doofenshmirtz.
I poured a bunch of aspirin into a container along with aloe gel. In no time at all the aspirin had quietly disintegrated. I gave it a final stir, and presto, my wrist was ache-free and my face was tingling pleasantly beneath the aspirin mask.


Mystery Woman said...

Aspirin mask? What does it do?

Princess Lea said...

In an old post entitled "BHA!" (I linked it into the post now) I discussed it.

Aspirin is high in salicylic acid, which is good for oily or acned skin types. One can make their own mask from aspirin. My skin is rather sturdy, so it doesn't irritate it, but other skin types may not be able to handle it.

Chanalesings said...

My skin is fine but this is definitely the first I heard of this mask! Cool.