Monday, January 26, 2009

An aspirin a day keeps the doctor a away….or is that an apple a day? Never mind.

I’m sick again.
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.


  1. o wow. never knew that i will def have to keep this in mind!! love the blog; def adding u to my blogroll :)

  2. i can down about 20 aspirins right about now

  3. I take one aspirin, put it on the palm om my hand, grab a teaspoon with the other hand and scoop 1, maybe 2 spoons of hot water over it.
    Let it dissolve and then apply it.
    I used to use more than one when I crushed them with water on a platter, but this was waaay cheaper ;)


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