A few years ago, aspirin was a common medicine that we used for many things.
Over time, alternative uses for aspirin have come to light. Are we not taking full advantage of all its benefits?
From the title of this post, you’ve probably guessed we’re indeed underestimating its potentialities.
In general, we use aspirin to reduce pain and fever. This means that it has anti-inflammatory properties and is great for increasing blood flow.
On the other hand, people with blood circulation problems use it as an anticoagulant.
With all these amazing properties, aspirin can be used for issues that go beyond common colds, the flu or mild pain.
It’s also great for topical use. In fact, your skin will greatly appreciate its application.
However, if you’ve had allergic reactions to ingesting aspirin, you can’t use it on your skin, since you’ll develop the same type of symptoms.
So remember, if you have an intolerance to acetylsalicylic acid, you cannot use these tricks.
Four surprising uses for aspirin
1. Repairing face mask
Accumulation of fat in the face is due to a circulation problem, so aspirin is very useful.
In addition, tiredness can appear as dark circles and swelling in certain areas of the face.
This is how this simple remedy becomes the best ally in maintaining a smooth, bright and hydrated complexion.
- 6 aspirin tablets
- 1 tablespoon of honey (25 g)
- 1 tablespoon of unsweetened natural yogurt (18 g)
- Place aspirin tablets into a mortar and pound well.
- Mix the honey into the yogurt and then add the aspirin powder.
- Spread the mixture over your face evenly in order to take full advantage of the all the ingredients’ benefits.
- Let sit for 10 minutes before removing with warm water.
- As soon as you rinse, you will notice improvements in the smoothness of your skin.
2. Reduce acne
In addition to the benefits already discussed, another great aspect of aspirin is its healing properties.
Thus, it makes a great ally in the fight against acne.
In order to enhance this treatment, we advise you to include lemon, due to its antibiotic qualities. Apply at night to avoid adverse reactions when coming in contact with the sun.
- 4 aspirin tablets
- ½ cup of water (100 ml)
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice (5 ml)
- Crush the aspirin tablets and add them to the glass of water. Then, add the lemon juice.
- Mix everything together and stir until the tablets dissolve.
- Before going to sleep, wet a cotton ball in the liquid and dab it onto pimples and blemishes.
3. Bug bite relief
In this case, we take advantage of aspirin’s anti-inflammatory and antibacterial attributes.
When aspirin is dissolved in water and the mixture is placed on a bite, you’ll notice the itching and burning goes away faster than with conventional creams.
Also, the risk of developing a scar will be greatly reduced since aspirin has very strong healing properties.
4. Removing sweat stains
How many times have we had to throw out our favorite shirt because of sweat stains? Sometimes the stain is so strong that it seems impossible to remove, but before giving up, try this.
- 7 aspirin tablets
- Water (as needed)
- Grind 7 aspirin tablets and stir with a small amount of warm water, until you’ve made a paste.
- Rub the mixture onto the sweat stains only.
- Let stand night, without rinsing.
- After about 12 hours, wash the garment normally. You will notice an instant improvement.
Do you still think aspirin only has few uses? We hope not. These are just some of the homemade treatment you can make to protect and pamper your skin and clothing.
However, there are many, many more.
In any case, if you know other benefits that have worked out well, or if you have any questions, we’re ready to answer and share everything we know with you.