Beauty Secrets From Your Pantry!
For months I have been hearing bits and pieces about how aspirin is actually good for your face????
As in take two and it won’t hurt so bad when you look in the mirror??? :-)
I had no idea what aspirin could actually do for your face until I finally stumbled across this “beauty secret” from Doctor Oz! (as in Mehmet.)
I don’t watch his show and haven’t read any of his books….but every time I run across something of his online…I have never failed to be impressed! He seems to have a great sense of what people want and need to make themselves healthier and happier. He certainly captured MY imagination with this recipe for his Flawless Skin Home Remedy.
Since starting the Oil Cleansing Method of washing my face last month…overall I am MUCH happier with how my skin feels. The thing I like most is how it evens out the dry vs. oily areas of my face and overall feels much better moisturized. BUT, when I do any close-up inspection of my face in the mirror I’m becoming more and more unsatisfied with its overall complexion.
Well, if Doctor Oz is to be believed, (I have no reason NOT to believe him at this point!) this Aspirin and Lemon Juice concoction is great for your complexion because the aspirin contains salicylic acid which acts like a chemical peel and the lemon juice has Vitamin C which helps minimize sun damage. Sounds like just the ticket to me! All aboard!!
And the ingredients couldn’t be simpler! If I had any aspirin in the house, I’d probably be in the bathroom putting this on my face right now! Nothing that can’t be cured very quickly by a quick trip to the grocery store tomorrow.
Dr Oz Aspirin and Lemon Juice Flawless Skin Home Remedy:
1. Mash up 6-12 non-coated aspirins and combine with freshly squeezed lemon juice.
2. Let the aspirin dissolve until it turns into a paste.
3. Apply the mask to your skin and leave it on for 10 minutes.
4. Remove the face mask by dipping a cotton round in some baking soda and some water.
Simple huh? Can’t wait to try it!
What’s the benefit to doing this over some topical salcylic acid treatment that you don’t have to mix yourself?
Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid): decomposes to salicylic acid which increases cell exfoliation and is anti-bacterial
Lemon juice: Citric acid wards off oxidation (like the browning of an apple slice)
Baking soda: neutralizes the acidic lemon juice in the event you would get it into your eyes
Q: How often do you apply this, once a week?
A: 1-2 times a week. (Not recommended for sensitive skin. Might be too drying.)
Q: I could not find un-coated aspirin so I used coated. Will the coating harm my face?
A: Coated aspirin is fine. Just takes longer to dissolve. Un-coated is actually fairly hard to find.
I think I might have another skin care remedy to try and convince my daughter to try. :-)