(from Diane H. of alt.fashion a few years back)
Stripped down instructions:
Take 6 cheapo uncoated aspirin tablets, put on a plate, add a drop of water onto each tablet, wait a minute for them to start dissolving, mush with your finger, add a little more water to make a runny paste, and then apply to a clean face. Leave on until it dries, then rinse off.
How I do it specifically:
I use 7 tablets, grind them with a mortar and pestle (because sometimes some generic brands are grainier than others), add a teeny bit of water to make a runny paste, apply onto face (scoop it up with a finger and kind of mush it onto my face), let dry, and when I go to rinse it off, I scrub it off (in the same way you'd massage in a grainy scrub).
What it does:
Cleans out your pores and makes your skin super smooth. Aspirin is a chemical cousin of salicylic acid. In fact, aspirin works because it metabolizes to salicylic acid (a BHA). So, it would be no worse than a salicylic acid mask. The concentration in aspirin is just greater than in those store bought masks (like Neutrogena's for example).
Where to find:
Wal-Mart seems to have the best deal. They have the 100 count micro-coated (sometimes they do have the completely uncoated in stock) generic aspirin for about $3. Don't bother with getting a name brand since it's all the same stuff as far as aspirin goes, you just get charged more for the coating and the brand name. Since it's just going on your face though and not in your stomach, then it doesn't matter.
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