It's been a very yucky week here in Central Cali. Although, the temps are in the mid 60s, it's been gloomy and rainy. I try to stay indoors as much as possible when it's starts to rain but some days you can't help it. Like today, church. We decided to go to first service so we could beat the rainfall but it poured buckets.
The first thing I wanted to do when I came home was peel off my wet clothes, take a hot warm bath, get into my sweats and on the couch with a book. But instead I said to myself, "Self, why don't you create a tutorial on a face mask for acne"? Weird, right?! No, because I, the esthetician, have been suffering from acne since July. Never had a problem in the 38 years I've been alive but it hit me like New York bus out of nowhere. I've tried everything and it has gotten better since July but it's work! I have a 20 minute nightly routine just to keep my face acne free. And even still, I have a few that surface here and there. Today, there's a satellite on my cheek that's painful and I thought while I soak in the bathtub, I might as well whip up a mask for it. So here goes. I know I'm not the only one who has used this mask. The recipe is all over the inter webs. I learned this while taking a post education class on acne. Aspirin contains salicylic acid which aids in the healing of acne. I'm usually BFFs with benzoyl peroxide but occasionally, I like to switch it up.
Aspirin Face Mask
*if you're allergic to aspirin, please DO NOT try this
aloe vera gel
Crush 1 to 2 aspirin between 2 spoons until you've pulverized it to a powder and mix with a nickel size amount of aloe vera gel.
Be careful, because for whatever reason, it becomes runny and we want it to be thick enough to cling to the face. I've seen recipes that contain honey, so if you have that on hand instead of aloe vera gel, that would work well too. Wash your face with cleanser then apply the mask and let it sit for about 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, rinse with warm water, tone and moisturize.
I hope this helps!
I'll end today's post with my photo from "A Content Housewife's photo-a-day challenge"
Day 2: Favorite Holiday Movie
"A Year Without a Santa Clause" Classic!!