We all know that aspirin is great for treating minor aches and pains, as well as reducing inflammation and fever. Some people also take it to thin their blood, thus lowering their risk of having a heart attack and stroke. But are you aware that aspirin may also be used to make yourself look more attractive?
Before we take a look at some of the most amazing beauty uses of aspirin, take note of this very important matter: never use aspirin topically if you are allergic to it taking it by mouth! There is no use in looking great if your very life is placed in peril by relying on a drug that you’re allergic to in dealing with a host of common beauty issues.
Not allergic to aspirin? Read on and find out the many different ways that you can use this cheap and easily accessible painkiller so that you may look your best without spending a lot of cash!
For Drying Out Pimples
Nothing can ruin the day of a beauty-conscious person more than waking up to a pimple. You can accelerate the healing process of that annoying zit by daubing it with aspirin paste. To whip it up, simply crush an aspirin tablet and place a few drops of water in it. Stir until you come up with a white glop that’s proven effective against pimples.
For Healing Acne
The same aspirin paste may be applied on acne. It works really well because aspirin is also an anti-inflammatory drug — it can make your acne less inflamed. As a bonus, this homemade beauty paste out of aspirin can ease redness, thus making your acne easier to hide with makeup that’s ideal for acne-prone skin.
For Healing Bites and Stings
Similarly, you may rely on this aspirin paste when you are bitten or stung by insects. All you have to do is daub it on trouble spots and let it stay there. The said white paste will help keep the bite or sting from further going inflamed, plus is will also immediately put an end to the associated nagging pain or discomfort.
For Erasing Sweat Stains
Embarrassed to wear your favorite white top because of unsightly sweat stains? Just reach for a bottle of aspirin and those marks are good as gone. Crush a couple of aspirin tablets and dissolve in half a cup of hot water. Soak the stained areas of your white top in it for 2 to 3 hours. Rinse with water and allow the garment to dry.
For Removing Calluses
The soles of the feet are prone to hardening and cracking, which can look really mortifying. You can make it easier for calluses to be removed with a paste out of 5 to 6 aspirin tablets and half a teaspoon each of water and lemon juice. Wrap your feet in plastic bags. After 15 minutes, grab a pumice stone and gently scrape off those calluses.
For Treating Dandruff
Looking for a cheap yet highly effective way to put an end to your bout of dandruff? You can count on aspirin to have the job done. Simply have a couple of tablets of it crushed and mixed into a dollop of your favorite shampoo in the palm of your hand. Apply on your scalp and mane as you would, but let it stay there for a few minutes before rinsing off.
For Reversing Chlorine Damage
If you have light-colored mane, it can be a real nightmare to swim in chlorinated water. Fortunately, you can easily repair chlorine-damaged hair with aspirin. Crush 6 to 8 aspirin tablets and dissolve in warm water. Rinse your hair with it and wait for about 15 minutes before washing it off with water.