DIY Acne Fighting Mask

aspirin

There’s nothing worse than those sneaky breakouts that seem to come out of nowhere. We’ve all had them, and they can totally ruin your day.

One of my favorite ways to clear up my skin is mixing aspirin  with water (or witch haze)l and some honey.  This masks leaves your skin brighter, clearer and smoother. YES, for less than 5 dollars you can have a miracle!

DIY Acne Fighting Mask

Ingredients:

  • 4 uncoated, white aspirin tablets
  • 1 teaspoon honey (preferably raw and organic)
  • Filtered water
  • (Optional Witch Hazel)
    1. Crush 3-4 tablets (I like to put them in a baggy and crush them with the backside of a spoon … or grab a hammer if you fancy.)
    2. Then place in a small dish and enough water or witch hazel to create a paste.
    3. Mix in the honey with the paste.
    4. Apply to spots or all over the face.
    5. Leave on for 20 minutes.

The BENEFITS :

  • Calms inflammation
  • Contains salicylic acid which fights acne bacteria
  • Smooths skin and gets rid of black heads
  • Gets rid of acne scars through exfoliation
  • Fast results

The honey is a great addition to this, because it has amazing anti-bacterial and healing properties, so if you’re prone to dry skin, definitely mix that in with it. You can tailor this mask to your needs completely. If you have SUPER dry skin, try mixing that aspirin with olive oil instead of honey. Add drops of your favorite, skin healing essential oil. Add in some cinnamon, for super acne fighting powers.

If you’re not a huge DIY fan, try this clarifying mask or this great drying mask. They’ll do the trick too:).

 

What’s your favorite way to fight breakouts?

  • I love this trick, and since living in L.A. means I may never have flawless skin thanks to pollution, I’m definitely going to give it a try.

    Thanks!

  • Awesome! I am going to have to try this!

  • I usually don’t do anything, lol. Sometimes that’s the best approach.

  • Pauline Simons

    I recommend turmeric face mask as it contains turmeric which is great exfoliant and improves the skin texture. It also cures inflammatory skin conditions such as acne and dry skin.

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