Aspirin is one of the most common medications in use today.
Its effectiveness is well-documented, since it has a track record of decreasing risk of death if taken after a heart attack and reducing the risk of colorectal cancer. Of course, no one should take any medication without consulting their doctor first, but did you know that aspirin has other uses, too? Here are some incredible ways you can use aspirin to up your beauty routine, no approval required!
1. An aspirin and lemon face mask.
Crush three aspirin into three tablespoons of lemon juice and form a paste. Apply to face and leave on for 10 minutes, washing off with lots of water.
2. A callus remover.
Grind six aspirin and mix with one tablespoon of lemon juice. Apply the paste directly to the callus and cover with plastic wrap for 10 minutes. The acidity will loosen the callus. After removing the paste, rub with a pumice stone.
3. An acne-fighting yogurt, honey, and aspirin face mask.
Mix together five crushed aspirin, one tablespoon of yogurt, and 1/2 tablespoon of honey. Open pores with a warm cloth before applying the mask. Leave on for 30 minutes before removing with lukewarm water.
4. A fix for stringy, chlorinated hair.
Mix six to eight aspirin tablets in a glass of warm water. Run the mixture through your hair for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing for a return to your bright, undamaged hair color.
5. An excellent exfoliant.
Mix three crushed aspirin with three tablespoons of lukewarm water. Apply the paste to the face, removing it after 10 minutes with gentle, circular motions.
6. A DIY dandruff shampoo.
Crush two aspirin and combine with one tablespoon of shampoo. Aspirin includes an active ingredient used in many anti-dandruff shampoos.
7. A hickey remover.
Dissolve one or two aspirin in 1/2 cup of water and apply the paste to the hickey directly. Aspirin reduces the appearance of the hickey by creating more circulation in the area.