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How do you plan on making this into a mask? Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is also an ingredient.

When the baking soda and citric acid dissolve in water, they react to produce sodium citrate, carbon dioxide, and water... and the fizzing action serves to dissolve the aspirin as well. Sodium citrate acts as a mild base - acting as an antacid. The dissolved aspirin serves to reduce pain.

If you combine these with water to form a mask, I suppose you'll cause the reaction to occur slowly on your face 0.o. The aspirin is useful, but you might as well just do an aspirin mask.

The sodium citrate or sodium bicarbonate is somewhat useless, other than as a scouring agent - many ppl use baking soda as a scrub. But the alkaline pH left to rest on your face won't do you any favors.

The citric acid could act as an AHA, if it the pH weren't too high as a result of the other ingredients. Also, it will virtually instantly react with the baking soda when it dissolves and becomes available to the skin.

So long story short, just use aspirin tablets instead.

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