How to Reduce Pimple Redness and Size (Aspirin Method)

24 Sep

You went to bed with clear and glowing skin but when you awaken, you find a huge, monster zit ready to take over your face! Hurry, get the aspirin! No, not to soothe the headache you’re getting from imagining how people will react when they see this mountain on your face. Aspirin is an anti-inflammatory, so you can put it right on the pimple to reduce redness and swelling.

Here’s how.

Step 1

Place an aspirin tablet (or as many as necessary) in water and stir or shake. You’ll need about 2-3 parts water to 1 part aspirin. There is no need to pre-crush the aspirin. It will naturally dissolve when immersed in water. (Contrary to popular belief, you can use coated or uncoated aspirin without adverse effects.)

Step 2

Mix the crushed aspirin with enough water to make a thick, somewhat gritty paste. It shouldn’t take more than a few drops.

Step 3

Apply the paste directly on the pimple(s). Make sure to use a clean Q-tip, or, if you prefer to use a finger, wash it thoroughly with soap and / or rubbing alcohol first to ensure that you don’t add new bacteria to your skin.

Step 4

Let the aspirin sit on the spot(s) as long as you can. Usually, the paste will dry in less than a half hour and begin to flake off. Use a clean, wet tissue to remove the aspirin in as few wipes as possible. This can also be an opportunity for light exfoliation.

 

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