You read it right. Aspirin, Disprin (mild meds used to relieve pain) or basically any salicylic acid formulation can come handy and work wonders in giving you a glowing and clearer skin.
Salicylic acid reduces swelling, unclog pores and removes dead skin cells. It also decreases acne and speeds up healing of the existent pimples.
- Crush 2-3 over-the-counter uncoated tablets of salicylic acid (Aspirin or Disprin)
- Add little water to dissolve it (don’t make a runny paste) and a teaspoon of honey, aloe vera gel or even besan (to hold the mixture together)
- Apply a thin layer all over the face like a facepack.
- Wash after 10-15 minutes
- Use once a day for a week.
Warning !!– This should not be used by people with allergies to dairy or aspirin (salicylic acid) and those who are unsure should do a patch test behind the ear first.
Refer to WebMD for safety of topical application of salicylic acid (Aspirin, Disprin) as a face pack here
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