Aspirin has been around for a long time and its health benefits are wide and varied. Aspirin, or acetylsalicylic acid is a salicylate drug, often used as an analgesic to relieve minor aches and pains, as an antipyretic to reduce fever, and as an anti-inflammatory medication. Aspirin's greatest benefit is reducing cardiovascular events including heart attacks and strokes. According to the American Heart Assoc. virtually all women are at risk of heart disease and doctors should more strongly consider prescribing a daily aspirin for their female patients. There is growing evidence to suggest regular aspirin use may reduce cancer and dementia as well. Investigators from the Women's Health Study have reported important new findings demonstrating that aspirin reduces the risk of a first stroke in women. When given to someone immediately after a heart attack, aspirin decreases death by 25%.
Aspirin is remarkable for your skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties, capability of sloughing off dead skin cells thus preventing the clogging of pores makes it a terrific product in the treatment of acne and other skin inflammations.
Aspirin face-mask for oily, acne-prone skin
* Crush about 5 – 10 aspirin tablets to a powder.
* Mix to a paste with a little water, less than 1 teaspoon
* Apply this all over your cleansed face.
* Leave for twenty minutes to work its way into the skin and then rinse off with lukewarm water.
* Then apply a moisturizer.
* Try this weekly, after a face scrub.
This mask shows wonderful results on those people with open pores, acne and an extremely oily skin. It works well for other skin types also but they should restrict its usage to once or twice a month.
Aspirin mask for lightening scars and blemishes left by acne
As suggested in the above recipe, powder 4-5 aspirin tablets and mix it in yoghurt or pure Aloe Gel and apply it to your face. Let it sit for 15 minutes. Then wash it off with lukewarm water. Follow it up with a moisturizer to restores skin’s moisture. This mask helps to get rid of blackheads/whiteheads and smoothens the skin also.
Facial Toner with aspirin
Distilled water – ½ cup
Vinegar – ½ cup
Dissolve a few aspirins in water and add vinegar to it. Apply it to your face. This not only tones your face but is a good antiseptic lotion as well. Rinse your face with lukewarm water. Do not pat dry with a towel. Store excess in the refrigerator.