Every week, at least once, I give myself this facial scrub mask. I have very sensitive, slightly dry skin, and it has been changing as I've gotten older. I've tried a bunch of different things, but since so many of them don't work out for me, I hate buying new products, only to have them sting or make my skin tight.
Then I found this tutorial on pinterest, and I have decided I don't need to keep looking for and buying fancy skin treatments.
There are three ingredients. Aspirin. Honey. A few drops of water. Period.
Over the months I have developed a technique that I'm very happy with. I use a small medicine cup, one that comes with cough syrup or children's medicine is perfect. I put three aspirin in the cup. Three is perfect. It is enough to cover the entire face without waste. Then put two or three drops of water on each pill. I just wet my fingers and drop single drops on each aspirin, just looking to make sure each on is in contact with a tiny bit of water.
Try to use non-coated aspirin, but frankly, I use coated. I just need to let my aspirin soak a little longer, I'm sure. I usually wet the aspirin and then by the time I'm done with my shower, it's ready.
Add honey. I add just enough honey to hit the 1 tsp mark.
It's in a medicine cup so it's easy to measure. Sorry for the blurry picture, I just wanted you to see that it's not very much honey at all. But it is enough to cover my whole face. The other thing about these measurements is that with three asprin, mere drops of water, and less than a teaspoon of honey, you get a mixture that is stiff enough to not drip off your face. I've tried it with more water and more honey and it can be quite a mess.
Honey is the moisturizer, the aspirin is the exfolliant.
Aspirin is also good because it is salicylic acid which helps clear the skin and is an anti-inflammatory. Honey also has antibacterial and antiseptic qualities. I love honey.
I have never had a reaction to this treatment, even though I often have reactions to facial cleansers and moisturizers that are labelled 'sensitive skin.'
Also, this is natural. No preservatives or anything funky in this facial scrub.
And it's cheap. I like cheap.
Do you have any homemade natural beauty remedies that you have tried and love? This scrub is so simple and easy it's easy to forget not everyone knows about it. As a matter of fact, I didn't know about it until a few months ago, and now I'm a convert.
What beauty secrets would you like to convert people to?