Using aspirin against the blemishes is an old but effective trick. It has been passed down from generation to generation. If you are allergic to aspirin or have sensitive skin, this technique is not for you. It is rather simple to make a mixture from the aspirin. Take an uncoated (doesn’t say “enteric” on it) aspirin and crush it up. Mix it with a small amount of water to make a paste and apply it to the blemish. You can leave it for five minutes or for several hours to reduce swelling and redness.
Don’t leave the mixture on the skin for a longer time and don’t sleep with the mixture on your face. A few minutes work wonders for me. Be sure to wash your face properly with warm or cold water, and then moisturize your face. Many creams contain salicylic acid, which is almost identical to the active ingredient in aspirin, so you can use these creams to achieve the same effects as the aspirin paste, if the concentration of salicylic acid is high enough.
Since I’m suffering from adult acne, I also love doing aspirin face mask once a week. To make an aspirin mask, you will need to crush the aspirin into small pieces, add in the fresh lemon juice (approximately 1 tablespoon per 3 aspirin), and let the aspirin dissolve into a paste (it may take a few minutes). If you have dry skin, you can add a tablespoon of warm honey or a little bit of olive or coconut oil. Stir well and apply the mixture to your face. Allow to dry and rinse it off with a warm water.