DIY Beauty: Aspirin as a blemish remover?

Thursday, 17 May 2012


I heard this tip about using aspirin on blemishes that are about to form, from a pharmacist the other week.  Basically, aspirin is pure salicylic acid, which is often one of the key ingredients in a lot of pricey blemish removers.  I have been meaning to try it out to see if it actually works.  Lo and behold that 'time' of the month arrives (sorry TMI), and I am graced with one of those mini volcano style spots right in the middle of my chin.  You know the ones that are under the skin and hurt like a b*****d? Yep!  

So I picked up some really cheap asprin (you'll want the round, hard to swallow kind, I got mine from a local chemist for about 39p), crushed one up on a spoon, added a tiny bit of water to make a paste and stuck it onto the mini volcano spot, leaving it on overnight.

Did it work? Well, I can happily say that it reduced it a LOT.  It didn't go straight away, but it was much smaller when I woke up and having repeated this for a further two nights in a row, I can say that it's now virtually gone.  Having looked online, this seems to work for some people and do nothing for others, so if you want to try it, make sure that you use it when you feel a blemish coming on, as it doesn't seem to be as effective if you put it on one that has already 'erupted' so to speak.

Have you tried this before?  Did it work for you?         
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  1. I remember being told about this in Chemistry at school in about year nine but I've yet to actually try it! I must remember to get some Aspirin...

    xo

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    1. Let me know if it works for you! I knew I should have paid more attention in Chemistry class :) xx

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  2. Brilliant tip, so inexpensive too. I have a horrid under the skin, ridiculously sore spot on my chin, if I can find aspirin in my bag I'm trying this out! Nothing seems to be getting rid of my spots at the moment, driving me mad!
    xx

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    1. The under the skin ones are the worst, hope this works for you! xx

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  3. I've never found a zit zapper type product that really works so I'll definitely have to give this a try next time one pops up.
    xo

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    1. Me either, some of the ones I have tried have dried out my skin too much and I have to stop using them. May stick with aspirin and pure tea tree oil for now xx

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  4. Wow I must try this!!!

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    1. Give it a go, let me know if it works for you :)

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  5. Great tip thanks for sharing :)

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  6. Wow I have never heard of this method before, must try it out! :)

    Charlee
    http://charmedcharlee.blogspot.com
    xx

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    1. let me know if it works for you! :)

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  7. Wow, I didn't know about that!!! I'll definitely put it to the test. X

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  8. I'd heard about this method before, but never actually tried it out! I might have to give it a go now! x

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  9. What?! I'd never heard about this before! Too bad I'm allergic ;(

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    1. ah! :( maybe try tea tree oil instead?

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  10. My mums told me about this, never tried though, I just use my lush grease lightning.

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    Lucy
    x

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    1. I am a big fan of Grease Lightning, great product! x

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