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Saved 8/22/07 to Do-It-Yourself Beauty

DIY Beauty: Aspirin & Honey Mask

I'm a beauty junkie, like most of teamsugar out there, but I run
on a very slim budget. I love trying new, cheap things, so when I saw this "mask recipe" on a girl's Xanga page a few months ago, I had to try it! (The girl is RiceBunny, search her on Xanga if you want! She has a lot of great beauty & makeup tips.)

What You'll Need:

-- uncoated aspirin pills (easily found at your local drugstore)

-- pure honey (easily found at your local grocery store)

-- water (easily found at your bathroom sink)


1. Take 3 - 4 uncoated aspirin pills and place on a small plate.

2. Sprinkle several drops of water on them, just enough to make them start to dissolve. They should dissolve right before your eyes. Use your fingers to help break down the aspirin more. It should be grainy & slightly wet.

3. Squirt about 2 drops of honey on the water & aspirin. Use your fingers to mix them all together into a grainy paste.

4. Apply the mixture all over your face, avoiding the eye area.

5. Leave on for 10 - 15 minutes.

6. Add some warm water to your face with your hands & scrub gently for a few minutes.

7. Finally, rinse off completely & use your favorite toner & moisturizer.

Ta-da! You should be left with smooth, soft skin that glows!

But how does this work, you might ask?

Aspirin contains salicylic acid, a beta hydroxy acid that helps to slough off dead cells and clear clogged pores and reduce production of skin oil. This mask makes great use of aspirin's skin-clearing abilities as well as honey's moisturizing effect.

Since aspirin is an acid, it shouldn't be used too often because it can irritate skin. Every other day should be fine, but it really depends on your own skin. You should not use it if you're allergic to aspirin.

I hope all you Sugars out there give it a try & let me know if it works for you! I have made both my mother & my boyfriend try this mask with me, they both like it! I'm going to do it tonight because I haven't done it in a while, so I'm excited to have a smoother complexion soon. Enjoy, ladies!

emhomey19 emhomey19 35 weeks 15 h
Anybody know if Midol would have the same effect? I have Aspirin, but I was just curious ^^ Thanks. And thanks for this recipe! :D
GraceJune GraceJune 2 years 20 weeks
I can't wait to try and see soft skin!!!!
taylorlauren72 taylorlauren72 6 years 15 weeks
I've been using aspirin face masks for a few days now and I'm already obsessed. I've never done it with the honey, but I have been using Femcaps (instead of regular aspirin) which is like a menstrual cramp/headache type medicine. They contain aspirin AND caffeine, which can help reduce swelling and redness.
veronicaraye veronicaraye 8 years 33 weeks
haha, scientific experiment.
i-am-elle i-am-elle 8 years 35 weeks
Hope it works for you too, bonita!
bonitabijou bonitabijou 8 years 35 weeks
how cute is that picture! lol im wearing the mask as we speak, i really hope it improves my skin!
i-am-elle i-am-elle 8 years 36 weeks
Yes the honey smell is kind of strong so you might not like it. Some people mix the aspirin with their fave cleanser or aloe vera, so you can try that! Good luck!
buffyrulez buffyrulez 8 years 36 weeks
i hate honey but i think in mask i can try it ;)
i-am-elle i-am-elle 8 years 36 weeks
No prob chancleta! Let me know how it works out for you!
chancleta chancleta 8 years 36 weeks
okidokie thanks a mil! i can't wait to try it!
i-am-elle i-am-elle 8 years 36 weeks
I only do it twice a week because the aspirin can be absorbed through the skin, I def don't want overdose or anything! It can also be very drying for some, so it depends on your skin. I wouldn't do it everyday.
chancleta chancleta 8 years 36 weeks
omg so cool i love it how often can/should you use it?
sugarpopsosweet sugarpopsosweet 8 years 38 weeks
sounds great
Precious04 Precious04 8 years 38 weeks
thanks will have to give it a try sometime
Orchid23 Orchid23 8 years 39 weeks
Yea i have heard of this somewhere before..seems cool - Orchid23
Cinnamon-Girl Cinnamon-Girl 8 years 39 weeks
Oo this sounds really good ! i should try it out some time :) ~Aint nobody love you like i love you~
ALSW ALSW 8 years 39 weeks
Very cool!
mdbzmom mdbzmom 8 years 39 weeks
Great mask idea! I tried just plain honey last night and my skin was so soft after.
mdbzmom mdbzmom 8 years 39 weeks
Great mask idea! I tried just plain honey last night and my skin was so soft after.
i-am-elle i-am-elle 8 years 39 weeks
You're very welcome, ladies! Definitely try it out!
CCee CCee 8 years 39 weeks
:D Always great to hear tips :D You two look really cute!
cocca cocca 8 years 39 weeks
cool! thanks for the tip! :hug:
everythingnice everythingnice 8 years 39 weeks
sounds great XO
malpal25 malpal25 8 years 39 weeks
sounds cool! i might try it!
rlveronica rlveronica 8 years 39 weeks
Haha, I love the pic of you and Will! I've been trying to find the one of me and Chris. Boo. Lol.