Salicylic Acid Aspirin Facial

DIY exfoliating beta hydroxy acid facial recipe

An aspirin facial treatment is just the ticket to effectively exfoliate the skin and treat acne outbreaks.


Make your own acne facial mask by giving yourself a salicylic acid facial using plain old aspirin!

As frequent visitor to this site, Angela, shares that she has used a variety of aspirin skin care recipes since her early adolescent years when combating her frequent acne outbreaks.

And she sure has a lot of tips to share using this very simple (and cheap) ingredient.

Thanks for sharing your salicylic acid recipe and tips Angela!

Aspirin, which is a form of salicylic acid, is an exceptional exfoliant and acne treatment.


Angela has been inventive with creating a number of different salicylic acid facial and aspirin skin care recipes depending the season, symptoms and the overall condition of her skin.

She encourages everyone to adapt their natural skin care recipes to suit their own skin types and needs.

In the summer when her skin tends to become oily, she simply crushes up the aspirin tablets and mixes in whatever fruit acid she happens to have on hand whether it is lemon, lime, or orange juice.

When her skin becomes drier in the winter months she will blend in a dab of honey or olive oil.

Angela also recommends using all-natural virgin coconut oil as a light moisturizer after an aspirin acne face mask since it has numerous rejuvenating and healing properties.

This serves to give her skin a moisturizing treatment at the same time.  Angela has found that the skin care benefits of aspirin can be incorporated into most natural skin care recipes.

In other words, don't be afraid to be creative!

For example, when you feel the start of a blemish developing, take an aspirin and very lightly dampen the surface.  Rub the damp aspirin on the sore, tingly spot a few times a day to reduce the size and length of the outbreak.

Great Tip:

Angela even keeps her aspirin solution in a small spray bottle in the shower to mist her back and legs to prevent acne from developing, especially during the summer.


If an outbreak begins to occur she also uses her scrub on the areas until the outbreak subsides.

Aspirin is an all around versatile natural skin care ingredient that has the added benefit of being an excellent natural anti-aging skin care treatment.


Salicylic acid is a BHA, beta hydroxy acid.

The properties of salicylic acid includes
the ability to penetrate deeply to unclog pores and effectively exfoliate dead skin cells which reduces the incidences of acne outbreaks and stimulates cell renewal.

Aging skin benefits significantly from an increase in skin cell turnover.

All in all, aspirin facial recipes are particularly effective in maintaining healthy, smooth, and vibrant looking skin.  This is truly one of the best DIY natural strategies to continuously promote facial rejuvenation.

Basic Facial Salicylic Acid
Aspirin Recipe

Natural Salicylic Acid Facial

  • 5 to 10 of plain aspirin (the cheapest generic kind)

  • Crush aspirin tablets into a fine powder- (a small coffee grinder works really well if you are making a large batch)

  • Mix in your favorite fruit acid, freshly squeezing the juice from a lemon, lime, or orange

  • To use as an aspirin scrub make a thickish paste using only a few teaspoons of the fruit juice

  • For a refreshing aspirin toner use a least 1/3 cup of fruit juice to make a thin solution that can easily saturate a cotton ball

Angela encourages everyone to experiment by adding 3 to 5 crushed aspirin tablets to their favorite skin care recipe for the added rejuvenation potential of introducing the proven benefits of salicylic acid.


She also cautions that different skin types should tailor the aspirin recipe to meet their particular skin care needs.

It is beneficial for dry and sensitive skin types to add a teaspoon of honey or aloe vera pulp to the basic aspirin facial recipe.

A dairy product (lactic acid) such as yogurt, cream, or milk can be substituted for the fruit acid or used in combination with the basic aspirin facial recipe for the oilier skin types.

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