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Aspirin Tea Mask

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Aspirin Tea Mask

Aspirin breaks down into a wonderful beta-hydroxy acid which is oil-soluble and excellent at penetrating pores beneath the sebum and dissolving/exfoliating dead skin cells. I combine it with the leaves from a bag of Green Tea, which is high in essential anti-oxidants that protect against harmful agents and stimulate circulation which is good for healing and skin tone. After I rinse this mask off, my skin is soft, bright, even-toned and fresh looking.

*CAUTION: If you are allergic to aspirin or salicylic acid, please don't use this. If you're wary or not sure if you are, do a test patch somewhere on your arm or something and see what happens.*

What You Need:

10 aspirin pills

1 bag of green tea

Water

Honey (strongly recommended) and/or jojoba oil

  • It will be easier for you if you find uncoated aspirin because it will dissolve quicker in water. I can never find the stuff, though, so I take the aspirin pills, put them in a ziplock bag and use a broom handle (I know, ghettoooo lol) to roll over them and crush them up. You don't have to do it this way, but whatever way you find to help you crush them up is fine.
  • I put the crushed aspirin into a bowl. Then, I run a bag of green tea under warm water just enough to moisten it. I squeeze the water from that to start the paste making process. Then, I open up the bag and dump in the green tea leaves.
  • People find that just water and aspirin is difficult to work with because it crusts up easily and doesn't spread very well, so people use all sorts of things to help it along, including: honey, jojoba oil, clay powder, etc. My skin likes Jojoba oil, so I use it.

  • Use just enough of the honey and whatever else you're using to make a spreadable paste.
  • Then, you apply this to your face, let it sit for about 15 minutes, then rinse it off. Some people like to use it as a scrub while they're rinsing it off, so if you like scrubbing, go for it.
  • Finish it off with a couple splashes of cold water and then your toner and/or moisturizer if you use one.

Some notes:

Green Tea

Green tea is high in EGCG which is a powerful anti-oxidant, protecting your skin from harmful conditions. It also promotes circulation which is good for your skin.

Honey

Honey contains magnesium, calcium, potassium, sodium chlorine, sulfur, iron and phosphate; vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6; copper, iodine and zinc (in small amounts). It's a good alternative to alpha hydroxy masks because of its acid content, yet is also good for sensitive skin. Its a natural antiseptic and also aids in healing the skin.

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is made from the seed of the Jojoba plant. It's non-comedogenic and great for balancing your skin and moisturizing it.

Happy masking!

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have you noticed any improvements, on your red marks? or just skin tone?


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have you noticed any improvements, on your red marks? or just skin tone?

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You can buy uncoated aspirin at the 'dollar store/tree' or walmart. Where did you get the jojoba oil? How often do you do the mask?... everyday? thanks.

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I got my last bottle of Jojoba oil at a health/organic food store/market. But, you can find really good deals for oil online, which is where I'm going to buy next. Also, I should say that it's best if you use honey with the Jojoba oil, because it is a little slippery--if you decide to use it at all.

I use this mask with different frequencies.. sometimes I do it every day, if my skin is looking dull, but I might do it every other day or only a couple times a week. It varies.


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did you ever break out from the mask?

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Can you prepare that mask and leave it in the frig? for a week or something?

or it has to be used right away?


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Can you prepare that mask and leave it in the frig? for a week or something?

or it has to be used right away?

Um, I guess you could, but I wouldn't recommend it. I know that the mask works when it's just freshly made and have no idea what the active components would do to each other sitting in the fridge for a week.

Just curious, is there any particular reason you'd have to make it in advance?

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Can you prepare that mask and leave it in the frig? for a week or something?

or it has to be used right away?

Um, I guess you could, but I wouldn't recommend it. I know that the mask works when it's just freshly made and have no idea what the active components would do to each other sitting in the fridge for a week.

Just curious, is there any particular reason you'd have to make it in advance?


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Can you prepare that mask and leave it in the frig? for a week or something?

or it has to be used right away?

Um, I guess you could, but I wouldn't recommend it. I know that the mask works when it's just freshly made and have no idea what the active components would do to each other sitting in the fridge for a week.

Just curious, is there any particular reason you'd have to make it in advance?

No, hehe I just want to spend less time preparing it. I forgot to ask the same question about your AVC tonic, is it the same?

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I love masks like this

I'm gonna try this after I get to the store..soon hopefully

Thxs for sharing! :D


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Hi, my first reply here.

I have light acné though, but the scars bother me the most. I am an Asian and I have about the same skin-color as Barnabas, but only a bit lighter.

I have now made this:

1200mg acetylsalicyclic acid with 720mg vitamin C from 3 aspirin tablets

A very little bit water

Jojoba oil

One capsule of Green Tea extract, is that ok? It's 300mg

Is this ok? Do you apply it over your whole face?

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sounds interesting . I've really started to get into Asprin masks. I do have a question though. How long do you leave them on for and can you do them every day during outbreaks?

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thats the most promising thing ive ever heard...

but

1.10 tablets is very vague idea....plz specify the milligrams!

2.when you say you dump the tea bag leaves....err where do you dump..in the paste or in the dustbin?

coz i think you are using the squeezed water from that bag....i am sorry if i sound dumb,but interpretations vary!

3.can you plz tell some help to remove the white spots left from vovacious acne...lol...but they appear like spots from LEUKODERMA...i mean just as an example of how te spot appears...the whiteness i mean?

thanks to you in advance dude...you rock!

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this sounds great! i'll probably try this next week.

i am not familiar with the aspirin thing but the rest of the mask sounds absolutely wonderful.

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Hi I wonder if I can use another "medicine" that have Acetylsalicylsyra in it?

as magnecyl and treo? I dont know if you have that in USA..

/Anna

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YOU ARE THE MOST AWSOME PERSON TO ME IN THE WORLD I TRIED YOUR REMEDY BUT CHANGED IT UP SOME I USED

7 ASPRIN CRUSHED

9 ORANGE PEKOE AND PEKOE CUT BLACK TEA BAGS OPENED BAGS DUMPED CONTENTS

3 TBP BAKING SODA

MIXED IT UP AND PUT IT IN A TUPAWARE BOWL UNTIL NEEDED

USE ONE TBSP WITH WATER OVER FACE DAILY

FIRST TIME I USED IT WAS TODAY MY FACE FEELS AMAZING LIKE

NOT IRRATATED, NOT OVER DRYED, AND IT LEFT NO OIL ON MY SKIN LIKE ACNE CLEANSERS DO!!

MY POORS ARE SMALLER AND MY SKIN IS LESS REDENED AND ACNE IS GREATELY SUBSIDED I CURRENTLY HAVE ABOUT TWENTY PIMPLES ON MY SKIN NOW IT LOOKS LIKE THERE IS ONLY ABOUT FIFTEEN BUT REALLY FADED I MEAN REALLY AND ITS ONLY BEEN HALF HOUR SINCE

TREATMENT MY SKIN IS NOW BABY SOFT AND VERY SMOOTH WOW INCREDABLE THATS

ALL I HAVE TO SAY IT FEELS LIKE I JUST HAD CLAY OVER MY FACE FOR AN HOUR AND

WASHED IT OFF IT TINGLED RIGHT AWAY AND NOW IT FEELS SO GOOD LIKE NEW WOW THANK

YOU SO MUCH YOU ROCK!!!

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I tried this two days ago and I really liked it! My skin is sensitive so I tried it with only 3 aspirin pills. My skin felt soft and new :)

How often do you recommend using this mask?

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