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Four Uses for Aspirin You've Probably Never Heard Of

Did you know about alternative uses aspirin such as using it as an ingredient in face masks? Keep reading to learn more about this and much more!
Four Uses for Aspirin You've Probably Never Heard Of

Last update: 21 February, 2019

Several 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 that we are indeed underestimating its potential. 

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 a direct 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 or allergy to acetylsalicylic acid, you cannot use any of these methods.

Four Surprising Uses for Aspirin

1. Repairing Face Mask

Three pictures of honey, aspirin crushed up and a woman with a white face mask uses for aspirin

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.

However, this simple remedy will become your 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 and their benefits.
  • Let sit for 10 minutes before washing off with warm water.
  • As soon as you rinse, you will notice improvements in the smoothness of your skin.

2. Reduce Acne

Woman touching skin close-up of acne prone skin wet skin uses for aspirin


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 because of its antibiotic properties. However, only apply this treatment at night to avoid adverse reactions when coming into contact with the sun.


  • 4 aspirin tablets
  • ½ cup of water (100 ml)
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice (5 ml)


  • Crush the aspirin tablets in a mortar 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

Mosquito landing on human skin about to bite uses for aspirin


Got mosquito bites? 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

Many tablets of aspirin on a table and a bottle uses for aspirin

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 overnight, without rinsing.
  • After about 12 hours, wash the garment normally. You will notice an instant improvement in how the stains look.

Do you still think aspirin only has few uses? We hope not. These are just some of the many homemade treatments you can make to protect and pamper your skin and clothing.

In any case, if you know other uses for aspirin that work well, or if you have any questions, we’re ready to answer and share everything we know with you.

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