How to Reduce Pimple and Acne Redness Using Aspirin Mask

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I’ve always suspected that there is more about acne than meets the eye, because no matter how many lotions I’ve used the results were always unsatisfying on the long run. Covering up the outbreak and hoping that eventually it will die out on its own volition, is of course nothing more than wishful thinking. For as long as we do nothing to deal with the underlying causes, the effects will persist and return even more aggressive.

You can only imagine my skepticism when hearing about the Aspirin Mask as a definitive remedy for acne, but the facts were pretty convincing. It makes perfect sense to use aspirin for annihilating bacteria, and since these are responsible for the acne outbreak in the first place, I thought that this treatment is worth a shot. Add to this the fact that it costs very little to create and apply such a mask, and you’ve got plenty of reasons not to dismiss the aspirin mask.


The active ingredient in aspirin is salicylic acid, a beta hydroxy acid (BHA) that does a brilliant job in cleaning out pores by killing the bacteria infesting them. These microscopic creatures are responsible for more than acne, so if you are battling pimples or persistent redness in your skin, you would probably solve the problem with this remedy.

The effects are almost immediate and unlike other homemade remedies that are hit or miss, the aspirin mask is guaranteed to work. The only thing that you need to make sure of is to have your skin clean before applying the concoction.

TIP: Make sure to sanitize your hands/fingers by washing them with anti-bacterial soap or sanitizing spray before doing this procedure.






I find this an excellent mask to use once or twice a week. It makes your skin feel as soft as a baby’s bottom and helps to clarify skin tone and texture.

Precaution:This is an informational post and don’t take this as a medical advice. Refrain from using if you have problems with blood thinning, nursing, pregnant or have a Reye’s disease. If your skin is sensitive and experience irritation, stop using this application asap.

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Jerri November 29, 2012 at 11:23 pm

What a great idea! Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites. I’m featuring you this week!

Lauren Robinson December 1, 2012 at 5:18 am

I love this website so much! I just tried the mask and my skin has never looked better! Thank you so much

ana paula December 19, 2012 at 7:57 am

hi i´m loving this page so much
i wonder if there´s another pill i can use rather than aspirin

Calleigh December 19, 2012 at 5:22 pm

@Ana Paula
You must use the aspirin if you wish to reduce the redness or inflammation of pimples, since aspirin has an active ingredients called salicylic acid that kills bacteria.

Rachelle January 9, 2013 at 9:28 pm


I cannot wait this mask since I have had SO much trouble with acne and nothing works. Will aspirin pills with an enteric coat work for this, or do they have to be uncoated?

Thank you!

Calleigh January 10, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Uncoated aspirin melts easily with water, so its best to use the uncoated one. I haven’t tried the coated one though.

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huma September 21, 2013 at 3:37 am

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Tesh Gamage December 9, 2013 at 12:38 am

Can I use Panadol instead of Aspirin?

Jimmylou December 9, 2013 at 1:28 am

Hello :) How often should I put this on my face? Thank u <3

shraddha December 9, 2013 at 2:34 am

Brellient tip…….

reena shahi December 9, 2013 at 7:04 am

hey … i read ur post. and I must say that diz post iz too gud..
plz cn u tell me how nd frm where I get d aspirin mask tablet??

Calleigh December 9, 2013 at 8:41 am

You can buy aspirin from your local drugstores or pharmacy.

Calleigh December 9, 2013 at 11:59 am

@Tesh Gamage,
Asprin and Panadol are totally different drugs.

Calleigh December 9, 2013 at 12:28 pm

It depends on your skin type. Try using this 2x a week at first to see how your skin reacts and if your skin is sensitive to this, just do it once a week or interval.

sarahnasim December 22, 2013 at 2:56 pm

what is aspirin???? is aspirin is any tablet name??? coz i go to medicine shop for aspirin nd they said that there has no tablet name aspirin… aspirin use 50%as for made any medicines…!!!

Calleigh December 22, 2013 at 3:16 pm

If you are in India, I believe you are using dispirin – this tablet contains the active ingredient acetylsalicylic acid, otherwise known as aspirin.

Fahmida hridy December 28, 2013 at 8:33 pm

I love ur tips. . .
Only aspirin will apply on skin. Or other ingredients add with this. I can’t understand properly.

palak December 28, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Hi should I put this aspirin mask on pimple redness. I just pop out the pimple it have only redness shall we apply it or not….

christine December 28, 2013 at 9:21 pm

Thanks for sharing. I need to try desperately. Guess i hv hormonal imbalance since i gv birth. I am now facing congested skin with inflamed pimples(with n without head) hv tried dermalogica salicylic acid wont help so i am trying the natural way by using argan oil but no help. Now trying maracuja oil..dont see anything yet. Facial not helping too. Am starting with flaxseed oil. Km so tired!

Calleigh December 28, 2013 at 10:32 pm

Yes, you can use aspirin.

Calleigh December 28, 2013 at 10:32 pm

Gradually melt the aspirin with water to make a paste and apply it to your skin.

Fahmida hridy December 29, 2013 at 11:21 am

Thanks. . .
It jst remove pimple bt
Hw can i remove acne spot?

hridy December 30, 2013 at 7:29 am

how mg aspirin will b used?

Calleigh December 30, 2013 at 9:07 am

AT least 326 mg

Fahmida hridy December 31, 2013 at 2:44 am

Have any side effect??

palak January 3, 2014 at 1:58 am

i cant get this tablet frm medical shop…. so frm were i get????
or is dere any alternative solution

palak January 3, 2014 at 7:58 am

does we use aspirin delayed release tablets usp ecosprin 75…..
reply asap…….

Calleigh January 3, 2014 at 11:58 am

Just check the ingredients of what you have. The active ingredient in aspirin is salicylic acid, if ecospirin has it, you can try that one.

sara January 3, 2014 at 5:26 pm

I have very bad dry skin n usually I have white pimples around the lips which r always give me hard time thn after it gone scare r left. Plz tell me I’m having thyroid can I use this mask on my skin also plz plz tell me something for scars.. luv ur site n keep up the good wrk

aashi January 3, 2014 at 7:54 pm

plzz tel me hw to get fair skin by nature process

palak January 4, 2014 at 8:36 am

it is each enteric-coated tablet contains acetylsalicylic acid IP….
does it ryt to use or nt?

Calleigh January 4, 2014 at 12:01 pm

check the ingredients if the one available for you contain salicylic acid, if yes, you can use that one.

supriya January 9, 2014 at 2:42 am


In my nose there is tiny brown dark spots and spreD on my face..please help what i do

Rayasree January 9, 2014 at 1:33 pm

I am from India and I am Not getting aspirin at anywhere.. So can i use Disprine… instead of it..

Rayasree January 9, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Hi i m from India ….. not getting aspirin what else i can use….

Nancy January 12, 2014 at 7:51 am

How can I remove my scars

Calleigh January 13, 2014 at 1:26 pm

I believe you are using dispirin?

PenelopePea January 20, 2014 at 12:19 pm

I just tried your trick and it worked like a dream. Thank you! I have been struggling to switch to a more natural skin care regime, but this has caused me to break out. Ugh! Now, with a little swap, I can continue to use my natural cleansers and toner, but can fight back with the salicylic acid my skin needs without the superfluous and harmful chemicals that reside within those other lotions and potions. Truly, thank you!

diksha February 12, 2014 at 1:22 am

I am from India and I am Not getting aspirin at
anywhere.. So can i use Disprine… instead of it..

Calleigh February 17, 2014 at 7:20 pm

I believe dispirin is the counterpart of aspirin

ruby March 5, 2014 at 5:00 am

Can i add glycerine here? I have the one used for baking

Calleigh March 5, 2014 at 8:02 pm

Yes, you can use glycerin instead.

rekha March 7, 2014 at 7:17 am

tablet use here is a pimple cure pills?

rekha March 7, 2014 at 7:28 am

can i know what is this aspirin

rekha March 7, 2014 at 7:29 am

can i know about aspirin

Megha March 7, 2014 at 8:20 am

Hi , should I use this disprin mask all over my face or only on the pimples/acne?

Calleigh March 7, 2014 at 2:57 pm

You can apply this mask on your whole face or you can use this as a spot treatment as well.

Elly March 10, 2014 at 11:07 am

Hi, how often can I do this mask?

Rebecca March 17, 2014 at 10:55 am

I’m black & from Nigeria.
Do u think this will work 4 me
I have a very oily face…

Calleigh March 17, 2014 at 12:26 pm

Sure, you can use this trick.

huma April 6, 2014 at 3:05 am

U didn’t answer my que calleigh i asked u how can i remove deep scars from there any remedy or suggestion? Does laser treatment work for scars? Or tell me abour cosmetic surgery. Plz. Will it work?

Calleigh April 8, 2014 at 6:37 pm

There are different ‘levels’ of acne scars. if you have a deep scars on your face, your best options are the following:
1.) Microdermabrasion
2.) Laser
3.) Chemical peels – this can be very effective if your scars aren’t too deep and old. You can see a difference after the first treatment depending on your skin condition.

shivani April 14, 2014 at 7:05 am

I am from can i use disprin tab for the same??
And really very effective tips have been posted by u…thanks…

Calleigh April 14, 2014 at 10:19 am

yes, you can use dispirin

pavithra May 10, 2014 at 5:58 am

Can i use ecosprin 150 instead

guy June 12, 2014 at 9:54 am

can i use aspirin delayed release
tablets usp ecosprin-75 for acne
it contains acetylsalicylic acid IP
please suggest me some faster

Calleigh June 12, 2014 at 10:22 am

As long as the ingredient says salicylic acid, its fine.

guy June 12, 2014 at 10:47 am

for how many days should i use this ?

Vikash June 24, 2014 at 12:55 pm

should I rinse after 5 min or in morning(if I apply in night) ?

Calleigh June 24, 2014 at 7:11 pm

You should rinse it after 5 or 10 minutes and apply moisturizer if needed.

bhawana January 20, 2015 at 11:06 am

hi,thx u for this awesome tip,definitely gonna try cz i have a sudden breakout today n day after tmrw i have to attend family wedding.

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