And boy oh boy do I need this at the moment! I’ve been using a Sonicleanse (Clarisonic dupe-ish) for the last couple of months along with hot cloth cleansers and my skin has been feeling amazing. However when I was feeling a tad emotional, plus rushing up and down the country for family emergencies a short while back, I slid down a notch onto facewipes for just over a week. Whilst facewipes are really handy, they don’t suit my skin for more than one or two nights and I’ve since broken out in horrid spots. Blub.
When my chin started to resemble a small mountain range I decided enough was enough and broke out one of my favourite spot treaments from my teen years – asprin! I’m not 100% up on the science of why this works but I know it contains salicylic acid which is very often added to packaged beauty and spot treatments and you know what? It certainly works for me.
How to treat spots with asprin
What you will need
- 1 asprin tablet per spot
- A spoon
- A spot
- A knife/grater
1. If your asprin is coated you need to remove the coating layer. I used a tiny grater but a knife should work fine.
2. Pour half a teaspoon of water over your asprin, allow to dissolve only very slightly.
3. Gently mash into thick a paste with a spoon – it may look a bit gritty but that’s fine. Feel free to add more water if it doesn’t start to form a paste.
4. Cleanse and pat dry your face making sure not to aggrivate your spot then press the asprin paste onto the spot and into the immediate surrounding area.
5. Leave for 10 minutes or until it starts to flake off, then wash away with cool water.
- Things to note -
- Obviously don’t use if you’re allergic to asprin.
- Some of the paste will fall off as you press it on so it might be an idea to make up double the amount to have on standby.
- Do of course buy generic asprin and not branded. Branded can cost over £2 per pack, whereas own brand tends to be around 30p in supermarkets.
Will you be trying this out or do you already use this trick?
P.S. I’ll be adding this to my Homemade Beauty Pinterest board, have you got a similar board you’d like to share?
P.P.S. This is my second post of the day. In my first post I revealed what I refuse to scrimp on, plus lots of other people have joined in too.