Beauty Book : Honey + Aspirin Mask

The honey aspirin mask has been around for a long time, but I only recently did some google searching to find out it’s benefits to share with everyone. It’s really simple, and all you need is a couple of non-coated aspirins and honey! This mask has been known to reduce pore size, clear up acne, fade acne scars, brighten and tighten skin, and make you glow, just to name a few.

Depending on which brand of aspirin you use, the cost will vary, but this mask is generally affordable for everyone. I used Bayer’s and they dissolve very easily. a little pricey though at $5.90 for 20 tablets. For honey, I bought a squeeze tube of Wescobee’s Australian honey. It’s $5.90 a bottle from Cold Storage, and smells really really yummy!

Please note : if you have an aspirin allergy, forget about trying this. Really, I’m not kidding. Although this mask benefits a majority of people, you might want to do a spot test just in case, people with dry or sensitive skin should be especially careful. For those who are “aspirin-tolerant”, here’s how :

1. Wash and dry your face

2. Put 2 or 3 aspirin tablets in the palm of your hand and drop 2 to 3 drops of water on each tablet.

(Don’t add too much water as it will become too runny. 2 to 3 drops is sufficient to dissolve the aspirin.)

4. Lightly crush the tablets to break up the big chunks

5. Once you’ve gotten the aspirin into powder form,

drop a couple of drops of honey on top and mix it with your fingers.

You should now have a mixture that looks something like this:

6. Apply the mask to your face, avoiding the eyes and lip area.

Leave on for 15-20 mins, then wash off and pat dry.

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This mask can be applied once or twice a week, but no more than that as using it too much can dry up your skin.

Girls, if you try this please do leave me comments and let me know how it works for you! I hope to post a lot more beauty tips starting 2010, and you’re more than welcome to contribute your beauty secrets!

If you have something to share, leave me a comment or drop me an email at

jeanine@jeaninegabrielle.com.

Your contribution will be given due credit :)

Get glowing! — love, jean

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I’ve been using St Ives Apricot Scrub for like the longest time! And i love that it’s gentle enough for daily use…. but for those who want a gentler scrub, simply use a facial wash together! Previously i tried using the scrub with The Body Shop’s Seaweed Deep Cleansing Facial Wash and it worked fab! it dilutes the scrub abit so it doesn’t feel so grainy on your skin.

i recently bought the Vitamin C Cleansing Face Polish and tried using it with the scrub too, and i love it even more!

Its absolutely perfect for those early mornings when your skin (and you) need a serious wake up call! The fresh scent of zesty oranges refresh the senses in an instant! Plus, the vitamin C face polish brings out a nice glow too!

apricots and oranges?

Yummmmmmmm!