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So this is for rorie and everyone else on my tlist because it was really hard to give proper instructions over twitter ._. and I'm rather OCD abotu getting the nuances right.

Aspirin/Yogurt/Honey face mask(+scrub)
***Do not use if you are allergic to aspirin, obviously.


Ingredients
- Uncoated aspirin (cheaper, don't need the coated ones)
- Plain yogurt (absolutely NO FLAVOURING unless you want your skin doing weird things. I prefer using the NON-non-fat ones, I feel like they make thicker, better masks.)
- Honey

I use a mortar and pestle to make the mask, its convenient for grinding and mixing the ingredients.

1. grind up 3-8 tabs of aspirin (especially if coated) or soften with 2-3 drops of water or lemon juice
2. add half teaspoon of yogurt
3. add half teaspoon of honey

Apply to face and let dry, I usually leave it on for at least 10 minutes, I leave it on up to 30 minutes. Aspirin by itself will be dehydrating, and make you sneeze if you put too much of it under your nose XD

Wash off like a scrub, the aspirin bits will be like an exfoliating wash, FEEL GOOD~ My skin always feels nice and soft and pampered. I usually use about 4-5tabs of aspirin, I started with 3, but near my period I up it to 6-8, or whenever I feel like I need a deep cleansing >.>


Notes
→ I looked masks up as well when I was reading about about homemade remedies for stubborn bumps on my snug piercing (grind up aspirin and adding a couple of drops of lemon juice to make a paste and apply, which might also be a good spot-remedy for drying up pimples as well, although usually I just use my mask and the salicylic acne gels after to deal with pimples)

→ amount of yogurt and honey can be adjusted to fit the amount of mask you need for your face, whether you prefer a runny mask or not... I personally prefer it not being runny, so I use as little yogurt and honey as possible.

→ aspirin: helps exfoliate, does the same thing as the salicylic acid treatments, I kind of forgot but wiki will have the answer
→ yogurt: has lactic acid, which also exfoliates, and moisturizes
→ honey: bactericidal and moisturizes, SMELLS GOOD

Also, I've also tried variations using the clay mask (with avocado, oatmeal, kaolin clay) i bought from the store in addition to the above ingredients, and it works as a thicker mask but also dries much faster so I want to wash it off after 10 minutes because I feel my face cracking XD

Masks are such a nice luxury after I shower ;; routines, I love them. This is why I don't ever get anything else done -- too busy pampering myself after work. Whoo. Still, i think my skin's better these days because I've been sleeping more, sleeping regularly, and I eat better and exercise more by climbing stairs and walking home from work \o/ Been working out maybe once or twice a week on my yoga mat and stuff, lost 5 pounds and really think it needs to stop though, but being active is nice after feeling like I've been hibernating for several winters.

Work has been reasonably challenging and fun, even :D Now to think about what comes next and not miss any more chances!

Date: 2011-04-03 05:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] koneho.livejournal.com
Since aspirin is basically salicylic acid it is pretty great for acne. ♥ your version of the mask is a triple threat since yogurt also contains lactic acid (a gentler chemical exfoliant) and honey helps retain moisture.

Date: 2011-04-03 03:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ky-rin.livejournal.com
yes I forgot to mention the lactic acid. I forget which one of yugurt/honey did the moisturizing, but whatever it is, both of them together are heavenly. triple threat indeed!

Date: 2011-04-03 09:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bonjovial.livejournal.com
Ooh, that looks interesting! Will try it sometime~ I love how soft masks make my skin~~~

Glad to hear that work is going well, too.

Date: 2011-04-03 07:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ky-rin.livejournal.com
just wanted to share the love XD

Thanks :)

Date: 2011-04-03 09:58 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] rheasilvia.livejournal.com
That sounds very nice! I'll definitely try it soon - it's convenient, since I have all the ingredients right here. :-)

Date: 2011-04-03 07:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ky-rin.livejournal.com
I hope it works for you!

Date: 2011-04-03 10:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] htenywg.livejournal.com
Sounds amazing! Some day I should try that out!

Date: 2011-04-03 07:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ky-rin.livejournal.com
Please do~

Date: 2011-04-03 01:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] liederkreis.livejournal.com
Okay, now I see where I kept going wrong - for some reason, I was doubling the yogurt amount. /o\ Thank you so much for sharing this, though! Even though I'd messed up the ratios, it made my skin feel nicer than it has in a while. ♥

I'm glad things are going well for you, bb. :^D Fingers crossed that your next opportunity comes soon!

Date: 2011-04-03 03:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ky-rin.livejournal.com
I cut the yogurt down a lot, I think I gave the rough estimate of one teaspoon when I didn't really know how much one teaspoon was. I imagined using one of those super tiny spoons you'd stir your teacup with XD I just try to use as little s possible because I don't want it to drip all over my shirt and pants while I'm sitting with it on :3

♥ Thanks dear, I'm trying to decide what I want to go back to school for. It's still not as easy as I had hoped.

Date: 2011-04-03 09:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pot-and-kettle.livejournal.com
Oooh, win! I love stuff like this. Have you ever been to greenbeautyguide.com? There's a book too and it's amaaaaaaaazing.

Date: 2011-04-05 01:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ky-rin.livejournal.com
More people need to know about this!

Thanks for the link :D What have you used from it?

Date: 2011-04-05 12:31 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] kitschful.livejournal.com
\o/ thank you~ it sounds yummy >.>; haha if i ever want to pamper myself~ don't have too much time lately sigh
routines are so much ♥ hope things go well ^____^

Date: 2011-04-05 01:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pregnantcigar.livejournal.com
bookmarking!

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