Happy New Year peeps! I hope this year will be best year yet for your skin, self esteem and confidence. Here's hoping!
I just HAD to make a post about a wonderful treatment I've been applying to my skin since December 26th; it's none other than the aspirin honey mask that I'm sure a lot of you guys would have come across when google-ing for acne remedies like I'm sure almost all of us have done countless times. Basically it's aspirin pills (I use two pills of 300 mg dosage) dissolved in a some amount of water and then with some honey (it HAS to be MANUKA honey as it has wonderful properties). In fact, both key ingredients have anti-inflammatory properties and the latter has antibacterial properties too. The two together have made SUCH a notable difference in diminishing the redness and inflammation on my face; the number of new pimples has reduced as well. A lot of you may be sceptical about this mask but you HAVE to try it; I went into it hopeful but not really expecting much as I've tried home made masks containing miscellaneous ingredients like cinnamon, garlic, turmeric, green tea leaves, etc. but this mask not only gave me results but it worked immediately! I'm not sure if the dosage of the aspirin pills matter but I chose 300 mg instead of 100 mg because I wanted a greater strength (people whose reviews I have read did not specify the dosage of their pills). The manuka honey I use is "active 10+".
I used to use manuka honey in my high school years (that was 20+ I believe but it did not say "active") but I didn't notice any dramatic results especially within a short time span. Thus, I believe that the aspirin is the main ingredient in the mask. I urge all of you to try it and STICK to it; PLEASE do your research beforehand because some people have experienced headaches and such from using too many aspirin pills (the aspirin gets absorbed into your skin but I'm no doctor). I hope to continue getting dramatic and further impressive results from continuous daily use (some people have noted that it made their skin dry but mine hasn't dried out because I finish off my night time skincare routine with a vitamin c serum which is quite oily).