How to Make an Exfoliant with Aspirin and Honey

This mask with aspirin and honey has so many benefits for every skin type. It gets rid of dead skin cells, brightening your skin and bringing vitality back into it. It also helps disinflame and disinfect any acne you may have. 
How to Make an Exfoliant with Aspirin and Honey
Karla Henríquez

Reviewed and approved by the doctor Karla Henríquez.

Written by Thady Carabaño

Last update: 26 May, 2022

Making an exfoliant with aspirin and honey is very easy. In addition to being very beneficial for your health, it’ll also help improve the appearance of your skin by making it more luminous and fresh.

Here’s why making a mask with aspirin and bee’s honey is a great beauty option.

A Great Combination for a Face Mask

This combination is a very popular recipe for beauty services. This is because it combines the properties that bee’s honey and aspirin have to offer.

Aspirin is the commercial name for acetylsalicylic acid, a popular analgesic found in many painkillers.

When you combine aspirin with bee’s honey, it becomes an exfoliant that allows you to eliminate the layers of dead skin cells on your face and treat skin imperfections.

Aspirin and Honey are Useful for Skincare

Woman using a white colored face mask beside a jar of mask paste aspirin and honey exfoliant

Aspirin is a popular medicine since it helps reduce fever and has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. In general, it can be found in almost any first aid kit just for this reason.

However, that’s not all it can do. You can also take advantage of aspirin to prepare homemade cosmetics for your skin and even your scalp!

Aspirin is very useful for treating skin roughness and dryness. In addition, it’s also effective for treating dandruff and other scalp issues.

Using an exfoliant made from aspirin and honey has many benefits for your facial skin, including the following:

  • It helps to lighten minor dark spots. (However, this depends on your skin tone and how dark the spots are.)
  • The anti-inflammatory properties of aspirin benefit the treatment of infections and acne.
  • This mixture also helps minor wounds heal more quickly, meaning it can help heal pimples.

Bee’s Honey is Truly Amazing

Bee’s honey is a fascinating natural product. In order to gather enough nectar to make just under a half a kilo (about one pound) of honey, 60,000 honeybees need to visit more than 2 million flowers! Isn’t that amazing?

Honey is rich in enzymes and minerals such as potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, and magnesium. It also contains vitamins C, B, and K.

Homeopathic medicine has many different uses for bee’s honey. Nevertheless, you can benefit from honey in more ways than by simply ingesting it.

Honey is also widely used in all types of beauty treatments and facial masks. There are numerous well-known benefits of honey.

Using an exfoliant with aspirin and honey provides your skin with powerful antimicrobial and antiseptic benefits. In addition, it helps smooth and hydrate your skin.

How to Make an Exfoliant with Aspirin and Honey

Glass jar of honey delicious and antibiotic for your skin

The following exfoliant with aspirin and honey is beneficial for all skin types.

However, you do need to be careful if you have sensitive skin. In this case, you can apply the mask up to once every 15 days. If you have oily or combination skin, you can use the mask up to twice a week.

For acne prone skin, we recommend that you use this mask because it really helps eliminate pimples and blackheads.

If you have more severe skin conditions such as pustules, nodules, or cystic acne, you can add aloe vera to the mixture. It’s a powerful antibiotic that will help prevent bacterial infections in these types of skin conditions.

This exfoliant with aspirin and honey helps close pores while permitting the exfoliation of imperfections in the epidermis of the skin. Additionally, it helps control oil, which in turn helps eliminate those blackheads we all hate.

If you’re allergic to one of these ingredients or you notice an allergic-type reaction to the mask, stop using it immediately.


  • 2 or 3 aspirin pills
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons of bottled or distilled water (15 to 30 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon of bee’s honey (25 g)


  • First, crush the aspirin pills. You can do this easily by putting them in between two spoons. You can also use effervescent aspirin pills.
  • Add a spoonful of bottled or distilled water and mix until the paste is smooth. You can add a little more water, but only if necessary.
  • Next, add the bee’s honey and mix well.
  • Before applying this mask, wash your face, making sure to remove all traces of dirt and makeup.
  • Now, spread the mask all over your face but avoid the eye area.
  • Gently massage your skin with the pads of your fingers to improve the exfoliant effect.
  • Leave the mask on for 6 to 7 minutes so it can properly activate.
  • Finally, rinse the mask off using plenty of lukewarm water.

Possible Variations

For oily or acne-prone skin, you can add a spoonful of lemon juice to the previous recipe. Lemon juice has a lot of vitamin C, which increases the strength of the honey’s antimicrobial properties. As a result, this solution is very effective for severe skin conditions such as cystic acne.

Another option is to add a spoonful of aloe vera. Thanks to its astringent properties, aloe vera helps close the pores, reduce inflammation, and promote healing. If that weren’t enough, it’s also extremely hydrating!

For dry skin, add one to two spoonfuls (about 30 ml) of plain yogurt to your aspirin and honey mixture. This fermented dairy product helps increase bring hydration and luminosity to dry skin.

If you have any questions about these treatments, consult your dermatologist.

Similarly, if your skin gets red after applying this mask, stop using it immediately and consult your doctor or trusted healthcare provider.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.