This is the lovely life of having an almost 2 year old in day care and having a job where I meet a lot of strangers and shake their hands.
I have YET ANOTHER cold. I’m miserable. My day off on Friday was supposed to be spent writing reviews for this blog but instead, I was taking cake of Mr. Sith, my dear husband, as he had some stomach bug. Then I got a cold on Saturday and Sunday I was completely out of it. So here I am Monday, with a head cold and miserable.
Since I don’t have any cool pictures of taupe eye shadows or new products I’ll give you a quick take on one of my favorite masks.
Right now my skin is acting crazy. I don’t know if it’s because of the back to back colds I have had, or stress, or what; but my skin looks terrible. Last night I managed to give myself a mask that made my skin look almost presentable for the next day. This mask cost me pennies. It’s my good old trusty Aspirin Mask.
I use generic aspirin. UNCOATED is the key. I don’t crush the aspirin because uncoated aspirin dissolve easily in liquid.
I take about 5 uncoated aspirin, put them in a shallow plastic bowl, add a few drops of water, or Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater, or non alcohol based toner and allow the aspirin to dissolve.
Once it forms a nice paste I spread over my face and let it sit until it dries. Usually about 5 to 10 minutes. Sure it's messy, but I only wear it for 5 to 10 minutes.
Once Dry I dampen my face and LIGHTLY massage the aspirin on my face while rinsing at the same time.
The result? Freshly exfoliated skin, a quickie Salicylic Acid treatment, unclogged pores and glowing skin.
You can add one or two squirts of honey to the dissolved aspirin and leave it on your face for a little longer. The honey really softens your skin. This is a good additive if you have fairly dry skin. The aspirin alone may be too drying for you.
All in all. A beauty steal at pennies per use.
As I am not a doctor please see yours first if you are pregnant, or have any sort of aspirin sensitivity or can’t take drugs that thin you blood.