Aspirin masks have been popular for years as an effective acne treatment. It’s cheap, it’s easy, and it’s helped many control their breakouts – even deep cystic blemishes. However, aspirin, as we know it today, is synthetic, contains unnatural chemicals, and is unrecognizable to the body. The conventional aspirin you can find at the pharmacy isn’t what it used to be and is no longer derived from a whole foods source.
However, you can still benefit from this aspirin’s ability to reduce blemishes practically overnight without the chemicals.
That’s right! White willow bark, which is what aspirin used to be made of, is just as effective if not more so than over the counter aspirin for treating acne.
White Willow Bark – The Original Natural Aspirin Blemish Treatment
White willow bark contains natural salicylic acid and antipyretic (reduces fever) and analgesic (reduces pain) properties. Its salicylic acid is very effective at smoothing the skin, dissolving blackheads, and removing dead skin cells.
Just like conventional aspirin uses, white willow bark has the ability to calm inflammation.
For instance, when applied topically as a mask, white willow bark will reduce redness, irritation, inflammation, and clogged pores. It’s just a more natural way to use the power of salicylic acid.
You can, of course, opt to use conventional aspirin tablets, but they are synthetically made nowadays and may contain ingredients you don’t want to put on your face.
How to Make a White Willow Bark Mask for Acne – Natural Aspirin Blemish Treatment Recipe
Making this mask is super easy, all you need is:
Just mix them up really well until the mixture is smooth then apply it in an even layer to clean skin. Let the aspirin mask sit for at least 20 minutes before rinsing with tepid water.
The grainy texture of the white willow bark is great to use as an exfoliant while rinsing it off so be sure to exfoliate the skin as you rinse.
Repeat twice a week for best results. You can even use this as a spot treatment – just leave the aspirin mask on blemishes for as long as possible before rinsing.
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