Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Aspirin Mask

One of the girls' most favourite D.I.Y mask is Aspirin Mask. A home made mask which will give you peeling experience while treating your acne. Besides, you also can mix your own ingredients to it and feel different sensations. The basic ingredient of aspirin is beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) or salicylic acid which is frequently found in facial products. The BHA is used in some "anti-aging" creams and acne treatments.

How To

To create your aspirin mask, simply dissolve three or four aspirin into one tablespoon of tepid water. You may substitute the water with cetaphil cleanser. It dissolves the aspirin better. In case of using coated aspirins, be sure to grind them up first before adding to the water.
In addition, you may want to add some extra ingredients to improve your facial quality. Common additional such as plain yogurt, honey, and aloe vera gel may great for you.

Apply It

Once you’ve managed your aspirin mask, apply it to the whole face (but avoid the eye area) and let it sit on your face for several minutes. I usually wait for 10 minutes. Then rub your face in circular motion since the mask texture consists of small grains which can exfoliate your skin. This can remove the excess dirt, dead skin cells, and grime from your face that potentially clog your pores. After that, rinse it well and apply some moisturizer.


Benefits
Cheap and reduces any redness and pimple size (according to some user’s testimony)


Beware

For those who are allergic to aspirin should avoid using this mask


Is it Really Work?

According to a post, stated that the aspirin’s active ingredient is Acetylsalicylic Acid which is broken down to create Salicylic Acid once it reach the small intestine. The salicylic acid which is also belongs to the class of chemicals known as Beta Hydroxy Acids, or BHAs are known for their ability to help slough off dead skin cells when applied topically. In theory, crushing aspirin tablets and rubbing them on face could be beneficial because we’re delivering a skin smoothing BHA. Well, in fact it is not simply like that. What we are really delivering to the skin is Acetylsalicylic Acid, not the Salicylic Acid (active BHA). Rubbing the Acetylsalicylic Acid on skin won’t make it convert to the Salicylic Acid (maybe some of the acid is present in the Salicylic version, but it certainly isn’t an optimized dose).


No matter what the research says, the aspirin mask works differently on persons. You should give it a try to find if it’s suitable for you since it is really cheap ^^

2 comments:

Priscilla Verblind said...

tapi treatment ini lebih cocok untuk yang berkulit berminyak n jerawatan kan,say? makanya gw nda pernah cobain... atut, walaupun dibilangnya bisa2 aja kl skin type nya kering normal c

mappleLeave said...

Hi Priscilla, iya ini lebih cocok untuk yg oily karena sifatnya drying. Boleh juga sih sekali-kali nyobain, tapi didieminnya jgn kelamaan. abis tu pakai moisturizer hehe ..