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How to Create Your Own Facial Cleanser for Acne Treatment

How to Create Your Own Facial Cleanser for Acne Treatment How to Create Your Own Facial Cleanser for Acne Treatment

Overview

Although most commonly known as an over-the-counter (OTC) anti-inflammatory and as preventive medication to maintain heart health, aspirin--when applied topically--has similar effects to the common acne medication, salicylic acid. This makes it an ideal primary ingredient for homemade acne treatments. Aspirin is inexpensive and readily available. You can create an aspirin mask simply by crushing uncoated tablets and mixing them with water. You could also include a few other ingredients for an acne treatment that moisturizes as it cleans and reduces redness.

Step 1

Mix one part honey with two parts yogurt in a small bowl. Start with 1 tbsp. honey to 2 tbsp. yogurt. Increase from there, but a little of this cream will go a long way.

Step 2

Crush four to six uncoated aspirin tablets with a mortar and pestle. You could also use the back of a spoon. Leave the powdered aspirin in another small bowl.

Step 3

Mix the honey and yogurt mixture in with the aspirin, a bit at a time, until it forms a thick, creamy consistency. The aspirin will dissolve into the yogurt, although you may still notice the graininess of the aspirin tablets in the cream, too. That graininess, however, will help exfoliate your skin.

Step 4

Moisten your face. Smooth the yogurt, honey and aspirin cream on to your face and massage it into the skin with circular motions. Rinse immediately or, if you like, leave in place for 10 to 20 minutes as a facial mask. Rinse. Clean and pat dry.

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