The Aspirin Facial

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Aspirin has a secret that has been discovered by the beauty industry. It contains salacylic acid which is like magic for spots and acne. 

One of my favourite spot-on spot treatments, Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, contains salacylic acid and it what makes it work so well. You can apply this whenever you feel like a spot might be thinking about coming out and it will make it change it’s mind and disappear before it even showed it’s face. So I am a big believer in this acid. 

A simple way to reap the benefits of salacylic acid is via this easy to make face mask. 

You will need:

3 aspirin

Half a lemon

One teaspoon of runny or warm honey

Method:

Crush the aspirin with the bottom of a glass in a ramekin 

Squeeze in the juice of half a lemon and stir until the aspirin is dissolved

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Add a teaspoon of honey

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Honey has amazing antibacterial properties which makes it a great ingredient for any face mask. 

Apply with a face brush, I use my Ole Henriksen facial brush

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It is quite runny so it is easier to apply with a brush. 

Once it has dried you can wash it off. 

Your skin might be a bit pink afterwards but it will go down. If you have dry skin this might not be the best face mask for you. Or you can vary the recipe and ingredients to create a consistency perfect for you and even add some tea tree oil, or coconut oil. The aspirin will help reduce your current spots and prevent breakouts when used regularly. It can also decrease inflammation and clean out blocked pores. Give it a try! 

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How to make your own Lip Plumper

I came across this recipe for a lip plumper that you can make at home for free so thought I’d do that with my Sunday and see if it works so you guys don’t have to. 

What you will need: 

1 tsp of Vaseline

1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper

1/4 tsp of cinnamon 

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Mix these all together in a bowl and then apply to lips with a Q tip. Obviously there will be lots left over because it’s a teaspoon of Vaseline so I covered the rest over with cling film for keepsies. 

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Leave the mixture on for 5 minutes. It will tingle. And no matter how careful you are you will probably ingest some like I did. But cayenne pepper is super good for you so don’t worry about that. After 5 minutes is up wipe it off and just apply normal Vaseline and check the results. 

This is before:

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This is after: 

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It’s not a complete transformation but to be honest it’s better than some designer brand lip plumpers I’ve used in the past and its free so why not try it?

Credit to @tazsangelsbeautybar (instagram) for the recipe. 

Happy plumping mother puckers x