Aspirin for acne

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Last reviewed: 10.08.2022

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Aspirin is a drug with anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Consider the possibility of its use in cosmetology for the treatment of acne.

Acetylsalicylic acid is known under the brand name Aspirin, which first appeared in 1899. The medicine has an antipyretic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect. Also, the drug is taken to thin the blood with an increased risk of blood clots, heart attacks, strokes. [1]

Another option for using the drug is to reduce the activity of the sebaceous glands and eliminate inflammatory processes on the skin.

  • The non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug contains the active substance - acetylsalicylic acid 500 mg and a number of auxiliary components (potato starch 72.1 mg, citric acid 0.2 mg, stearic acid 6.0 mg, talc 12.7 mg, colloidal silicon dioxide 3.0 mg, sodium starch glycolate, primogel 6.0 mg.
  • The active ingredient reduces exudation, redness and swelling in the focus of inflammation. Slows down the activity of substances that support the inflammatory process.
  • The medicine has a drying and exfoliating effect, cleanses the pores, reduces inflammation. [2], [3]

Pimples appear due to the accumulation of sebum, which provokes the active reproduction of bacteria and the development of the inflammatory process. The pimple gradually matures, a red, painful tubercle with purulent contents appears. Skin rashes can be caused by hormonal and non-hormonal factors.

The first includes puberty, endocrine disorders, pregnancy. Non-hormonal causes of acne are diseases of the digestive tract, improper skin care, stress, prolonged exposure to ultraviolet radiation, unhealthy diet.

Acne treatment should be comprehensive, since aspirin will not eliminate the root cause of skin defects. To do this, you should contact a dermatologist and, if necessary, pass a set of tests. Based on the results of the diagnosis, the doctor will draw up a treatment plan for the skin problem.

Does acetylsalicylic acid help with acne?

Acetylsalicylic acid is a drug. The drug has anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and analgesic properties. Aspirin is also used externally, in which case it has such an effect on the skin:

  • Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial - reduces the number of skin rashes, destroys pathogenic flora. Prevents the spread of bacteria to healthy areas of the skin.
  • Drying and exfoliating effect - scrubs the skin, getting rid of dead cells of the epidermis. Accelerates the healing of pustules and other skin defects.
  • Cleans and tightens pores - aspirin helps to normalize the production of sebum, which acts as a prevention of black spots.
  • Anesthetizes - relieves itching, redness, severe pain with pustular rashes.

Also, the medicine has a calming effect on the skin, accelerates the healing of post-acne wounds. Restores complexion, relieves age spots after acne.

Based on the above properties of acetylsalicylic acid, we can conclude that when used correctly, it really helps with acne.

Acetylsalicylic acid for acne

External use of aspirin is effective in the fight against skin rashes and acne. The composition of the drug includes salicylic acid, the action of which is aimed at stimulating the processes of division and regeneration of the skin.

Useful properties of acetylsalicylic acid:

  • Stops inflammatory processes.
  • Exfoliates dead skin cells.
  • Purifies and tightens pores.
  • Prevents the appearance of black dots (clogged sebaceous plugs).
  • Improves complexion, fights pigmentation.

To eliminate skin defects, acetylsalicylic acid is combined with various herbal remedies. Whitening masks based on aspirin and white clay, honey compresses, as well as skin peeling preparations, and various creams are popular.

Indications Aspirin for acne

All masks, creams and other acne preparations based on acetylsalicylic acid act only on the upper layers of the dermis, without affecting the deep ones.

The active ingredient stabilizes and reduces the activity of the sebaceous glands. This helps to reduce inflammation. The drug enhances blood flow to the surface layer of the dermis, thereby improving the nutrition and saturation of the skin with vitamins and useful components.

The main indications for the use of aspirin for cosmetic purposes:

  • Pimples, pustules, blackheads, nodular or papular rash.
  • Increased oiliness of the skin.
  • Swelling and redness of the skin.
  • The processes of aging and withering of the dermis (preparations based on acetylsalicylic acid tighten the oval of the face, restore turgor and skin color).
  • Pigment spots, traces of pimples and acne.

Before using aspirin, it should be borne in mind that it will not help if skin defects are caused by disorders of the digestive, genitourinary, endocrine or other body systems.

Aspirin for acne and blackheads

Black dots are open comedones, which are formed due to complete blockage with sebaceous secretion, keratinized cells, microparticles of dust and dirt. Representatives of oily and combination skin types are most prone to the appearance of black dots on the forehead, nose, chin, that is, in the T-zone.

The main reasons for the appearance of black dots:

  • Hypersecretion of the sebaceous glands or a violation of their work.
  • Hormonal imbalance.
  • Unbalanced nutrition.
  • Wrong skin care.
  • Bad habits.
  • genetic predisposition.
  • Incorrectly selected cosmetics for skin care.
  • Regular hand-to-skin contact.
  • Stress.
  • Sleep disturbance.
  • Use of aggressive cosmetics.

Treatment of black dots begins with establishing the cause of their appearance. First of all, you should reconsider your diet and lifestyle. The most popular, affordable and at the same time effective method of skin cleansing is the use of homemade masks and scrubs based on acetylsalicylic acid.

To prepare a cosmetic, take 3 aspirin tablets and 2 tsp. Face lotion. Grind the drug thoroughly, and mix with lotion. Apply the mixture in a thin layer on problem areas of the skin for 10-15 minutes, and then rinse gently. The procedure can be carried out daily until the desired result is achieved.

If after a month of using aspirin masks, black dots have not gone away, then you should contact a dermatologist and cosmetologist. The specialist will determine the type of skin, the causes of acne and other defects, as well as select the right skin care cosmetics.

Aspirin for acne blemishes

One of the complications of acne on the skin is red and pigmented spots, that is, post-acne.

Causes of spots after acne:

  • Acute inflammation at the site of acne.
  • Irritation, enlargement or inflammation of the pores after damage to the pimple (combing, squeezing).
  • Careless mechanical removal of a pimple and the formation of subcutaneous hemorrhage.
  • The appearance of spots may be due to damage to the deeper layers of the skin. In this case, red or dark purple spots form on the tissues.

To eliminate them, various masks, creams, special lotions are used. Aspirin works well for evening out skin tone. From spots after acne, you can use the following recipes:

  1. Grind three aspirin tablets and mix with a teaspoon of honey or boiled water. Apply the mask on your face for 20 minutes. Salicylic acid will relieve inflammation, have an antibacterial effect and remove redness.
  2. Grind two tablets of the drug, and mix with 12 g of white clay. Add water to the dry mixture to create a creamy consistency. Apply the drug on the face for 10-15 minutes, rinse with cool water.
  3. Grind five aspirin tablets to a powder. Prepare 12 g of blue clay, 10 g of salt, 5 ml of lemon juice and 1 clove of minced garlic. Mix salt with lemon juice (salt sediment should settle). Add crushed aspirin, garlic and clay. Mix everything thoroughly and apply an even layer on the face for 15-20 minutes.

Particular attention should be paid to preventive measures. Do not squeeze pimples, disinfect them from the moment they appear. Be sure to use sunscreen and professionally selected cosmetics for skin care.

Release form

Acetylsalicylic acid has a tablet form of release. The drug is available in the form of tablets of 500 mg, 10 pcs. In a blister, 1-5 blisters in a pack.

Acetylsalicylic acid is part of many cosmetic preparations. And this is not surprising, since aspirin relieves inflammation, dries out acne and has an antiseptic effect. The drug eliminates the pathogenic flora, preventing the further development of acne and damage to healthy tissues.

To combat acne, you can use aspirin tablets, which are sold in pharmacies. The external use of the drug has the following properties:

  • Stabilizes the functioning of the sebaceous glands.
  • Tones the skin.
  • Restores and normalizes the color and structure of the face.

Masks, peels, lotions are made from tablets, which reduce skin oiliness, narrow pores, cleanse blackheads and comedones. Getting on the skin, acetylsalicylic acid causes blood flow to the outer layers of the epidermis. Thanks to this, blood circulation improves, the tissues become velvety.

A drug-based scrub cleanses the pores of dead cells, cleans dirt and oil from the pores. After peeling, the face becomes clean with a uniform skin color, unpleasant shine and redness disappear.

But, despite all the useful properties, the drug should be used externally with extreme caution. Aspirin can dry out the skin, cause allergic reactions, the appearance of rosacea (red dots from small vessels). It should also be borne in mind that the abuse of the drug can become a provoking factor for the sebaceous glands, because of which they will intensively produce a secret.


Acetylsalicylic acid has analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory properties. The mechanism of action of the drug is based on the inhibition of the activity of cyclooxygenase COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes. These enzymes are involved in the synthesis of prostaglandins, thromboxane and prostacyclins. This leads to a violation of the synthesis of prostaglandins and an analgesic effect.

The anti-inflammatory effect of the drug is based on a decrease in the synthesis of prostaglandins, a decrease in capillary permeability, and a limitation of the energy supply of inflammation. The active substance reduces the aggregation and adhesion of platelets, inhibits thrombosis by suppressing the synthesis of A2 in platelets.


The pharmacokinetic properties of acetylsalicylic acid have been studied only with its internal use. Aspirin is characterized by complete absorption and systemic elimination in the walls of the intestine and liver.

The resorbed part of the drug is hydrolyzed by esterases, due to which the half-life is about 20 minutes. Achievement of the maximum concentration in blood plasma is observed within two hours. It is excreted by active secretion in the tubules of the kidneys unchanged and in the form of metabolites.

As for the pharmacokinetics of acetylsalicylic acid when used externally, it has not been studied. At the same time, it is known that the drug does not penetrate into the deep layers of the skin, that is, into the subcutaneous fat, affecting only the epidermis and dermis.

Dosing and administration

Aspirin tablets are not recommended to be applied directly to the face. From the medicine it is better to prepare masks, peels and other products for skin care and acne.

The method of application and doses of home cosmetic products depend on the severity of skin defects. That is, masks can be applied exactly on acne or on the entire face with multiple lesions.

Basic rules for the use of masks based on aspirin:

  • Before the procedure, conduct a test for the sensitivity of the components that make up the mask. Apply a little prepared mixture on the elbow or behind the ear. After 15-20 minutes, check the condition of the skin. If there is redness, rash or itching, then the mask is contraindicated.
  • Cleanse your skin thoroughly before applying any product. For this, it is better to use lotions with a mild effect.
  • The maximum duration of the mask is 15-20 minutes. After this, the product must be washed off the skin and a moisturizer applied.
  • Acetylsalicylic acid has a vasodilating effect, so cosmetic procedures are best done 1-2 times a week. More frequent external use of the drug is dangerous due to the appearance of a vascular network on the skin.

If there are a lot of acne, they cause pain, become inflamed and suppurate, then before using aspirin masks, you should consult a dermatologist

How long to keep aspirin on the face for acne?

In order for home aspirin care to be effective and beneficial for the skin, it is necessary to use the drug correctly.

Before carrying out cosmetic procedures, it is recommended to consult a dermatologist. This is necessary in order to determine what caused the acne. If the rashes are caused by disorders of the endocrine, digestive and other systems of the body, then acetylsalicylic acid will not help.

When preparing any product based on aspirin, it is necessary to strictly follow the recipe and use only fresh composition. Maxi is better to do no more than 1-2 times a week and keep no more than 20 minutes. The remnants of the therapeutic mass are carefully removed from the skin with warm water, and then a cream with a good moisturizing effect is applied.

Lotions and tonics based on aspirin are suitable for everyday use. Procedures are best done in the evening. At night, the skin will receive a maximum of nutrients for a complete recovery. Also, do not forget that after salicylic masks, before going outside, sunscreen should be applied to the face.

How to prepare aspirin for acne?

There are many recipes for preparing acetylsalicylic acid for acne. All of them involve careful grinding of the tablets and their further dissolution in the components of the skin care product.

Each time it is better to use a fresh preparation, that is, it is better to prepare the mask immediately before its use. The interaction of fresh components has a more active effect on the affected tissues in comparison with the composition, which has stood in the refrigerator for several days.

Recipes from acetylsalicylic acid and aspirin for acne

There are many different prescriptions for using acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) for acne. Consider the most popular recipes that allow you to evaluate the results after their first use.

  • Peeling - take 4 aspirin tablets, 1 tsp. Freshly squeezed lemon juice, 1 tsp soda solution (a mixture of soda and warm water). Grind the tablets thoroughly and pour over the lemon juice. Apply the resulting mixture on a cleansed face for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off the mask with warm water and wipe the skin with a soda solution. After peeling, redness and peeling appear, the latter disappears within a week. At this time, moisturizers should be actively applied to the skin. To maintain the normal state of the face, the procedure should be carried out 1 time in 2-3 months.
  • Vitamin mask - grind three aspirin tablets, mix them with 1 tsp. Warm water and add a couple of drops of an oil solution of vitamins A, B. Mix everything thoroughly until smooth. Apply the mixture on your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water.
  • Mask from black dots - crush three tablets of acetylsalicylic acid and mix with face lotion. The finished product is applied to the skin for 15 minutes, then washed off with warm water and moistened with a cream.
  • Honey Scrub Mask - Grind 3-4 aspirin tablets and mix with 1 tsp. Honey. Apply the resulting mass in a circular motion on the face, avoiding the area near the eyes and lips. In case of allergic reactions to bee products, honey can be replaced with olive oil. Such a mask well removes dead skin particles, stimulates regenerative processes. Ideal for dry and combination skin.

Before using the above recipes, you should make sure that there are no allergic reactions to their components.

Mask with acetylsalicylic acid for acne

Aspirin masks effectively eliminate small pimples, acne, post-acne, even out skin tone. The mechanism of action of the drug is based on the localization of inflammatory processes and the prevention of the formation of pus.

To prepare a classic acne mask, mix the crushed tablets of the drug with ½ teaspoon of warm water and apply to the face. The mask is left on for 15 minutes and then washed off with warm water. After the procedure, a moisturizer should be applied to the skin. The procedures are carried out 1-2 times a week, the result is noticeable after the first application of acetylsalicylic acid.

Face mask with aspirin for acne

Aspirin is allowed not only for internal, but also for external use. Medication-based cosmetics are great for acne treatment, oily and combination skin care. Some masks are ideal for nourishing dry dermis.

To prepare an acne mask and stop inflammation on the skin, take 3-4 crushed tablets and any herbal remedy with anti-inflammatory or drying properties. To care for dry skin, it is recommended to take olive oil, oil solutions of vitamins A, B and E, honey, aloe juice.

Before applying the mask to the face, a sensitivity test should be performed. To do this, the mixture is applied to the elbow or behind the ear for 15-20 minutes and the skin reaction is monitored. If no redness, itching or rashes appear, then the composition can be applied to the face. The mask is kept for about 15 minutes, washed off with clean warm water.

Face mask for acne with chloramphenicol and aspirin

Levomycetin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic with pronounced antibacterial properties. Acetylsalicylic acid has anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and analgesic effects. The interaction of these drugs is effective in the treatment of acne.

To prepare the mask, take three tablets of each drug and grind thoroughly. Pour dry ingredients with 1 tablespoon of pharmacy boric acid. Apply the product on the skin for 10-15 minutes. After the time has elapsed, rinse with warm water and apply a moisturizer.

Aspirin and chloramphenicol dry the skin well, fight pigmentation, and rejuvenate. After such a mask, the face acquires a fresh look and a healthy shade, inflammatory processes decrease, pimples dry up.

Mask with aspirin and honey for acne

No less popular is the mask for skin defects and rashes based on aspirin and honey. The interaction of these components has a positive effect on the epidermis:

  • Dries out inflammation.
  • Evens out color.
  • Soothes inflamed and irritated skin.
  • Cleanses pores from oil and dirt.
  • Destroys pathogenic flora.
  • Normalizes the production of sebum.
  • Eliminates oily sheen and post-acne.

To prepare the mask, take 4 aspirin tablets, ½ teaspoon of liquid honey, 1 tsp. Water or decoction of chamomile. Grind the tablets into powder and mix with other ingredients. Apply the mixture on the face, avoiding the areas around the eyes and lips. Wash off the mask with warm water after 10-15 minutes. If there is a burning sensation, then the mask should be washed off immediately. The procedure is recommended to be carried out once a week for 3-4 months.

The combination of honey and acetylsalicylic acid is a versatile option for treating acne, clearing and toning the skin. The interaction of active ingredients cleanses the pores, eliminates swelling and inflammation, and activates the regenerative functions of the dermis.

To prepare the mask, take 1 teaspoon of liquid honey, 4-6 instant aspirin capsules, almond oil and purified water. Grind the tablets into powder, add honey and water to them to make a homogeneous paste. Now add a few drops of almond oil to the mixture. Apply the product on the face for 15 minutes, rinse with warm water and finally rinse the skin with cool water (this helps to narrow the pores).

Despite all the beneficial properties of honey and aspirin, before using them, you should make sure that there are no allergic reactions to the beekeeping product and the medication. To do this, a small amount of the mask is applied to the elbow or skin behind the ear and its condition is assessed after 10 minutes. If redness, rashes or itching appear in this area, then the mask is contraindicated to be applied to the face.

Aspirin and calendula for acne

Another effective remedy in the fight against acne and other skin defects is calendula tincture. The drug has the following properties:

  • Removes the inflammatory process.
  • Disinfects (cleanses and disinfects the skin).
  • Stimulates tissue regeneration processes.
  • Improves complexion.

Based on aspirin and calendula, you can prepare a good tonic for wiping problem areas of the skin. To do this, take 5-6 tablets of acetylsalicylic acid and grind thoroughly. Mix the drug with 30 ml of pharmacy tincture of calendula. Apply the product to a cotton pad and wipe your face. Such a preparation cleanses the skin of sebaceous plugs, penetrates deep into the pores, and disinfects.

If there are open pustules or wounds on the skin, then it is better not to use the lotion, as this can increase the inflammatory process and cause pain.

Calendula, aspirin and chloramphenicol for acne

Aspirin goes well with many medicinal and herbal preparations, which is effective in the treatment of pimples, blackheads, acne and other skin problems.

To improve complexion, eliminate acne, rashes and stop inflammatory processes, a mask based on calendula, aspirin and levomycetin is suitable.

Take three tablets of aspirin and levomycetin, chop. Add 50 ml of calendula tincture to them. Thoroughly mix all components to obtain a homogeneous suspension. Apply the product on a cleansed face for 10-15 minutes, rinse with warm water. Treatments are recommended 1-2 times a week.

Aspirin with lemon for acne

Lemon contains a large amount of ascorbic acid, phytoncides, vitamin P, essential oils and other useful substances. Lemon-based cosmetics perfectly tone and brighten the skin, saturate it with vitamins.

A mask based on lemon and acetylsalicylic acid relieves acne and oily sheen of the skin, reduces inflammation and stimulates regenerative processes. The product is ideal for people with oily and combination skin types.

Also, the combination of aspirin and lemon is effective in the fight against acne, traces of skin rashes and age spots. To prepare the mask, crush 6 aspirin tablets and add 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice to them. Mix everything thoroughly and apply on the face for 10 minutes. Wash your face with warm water and wipe the skin with a solution of soda (a teaspoon of soda in a glass of water).

Hydrogen peroxide and aspirin for acne

Hydrogen peroxide is a colorless liquid with pronounced antiseptic and dissolving properties. Upon contact with the skin, peroxide reacts by breaking down into oxygen and water. Due to this, the skin is cleansed and pathogens are destroyed. Peroxide should be used with extreme caution, since oxygen destroys not only the affected, but also healthy cells, causing the latter to burn.

A mask based on peroxide and aspirin has a strong effect:

  • Clears problematic and oily skin.
  • Eliminates acne, acne and blackheads, purulent inflammation.
  • Eliminates age spots.
  • Evens out skin tone.
  • Stimulates regeneration processes.
  • Dries out the skin.

To prepare an acne mask, take 3 aspirin tablets and 1 tsp. Hydrogen peroxide. Mix the crushed preparation with peroxide and add 2 tsp. Water. Apply to cleansed skin for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and treat your face with a moisturizer. Procedures are carried out 1-2 times a week.

Aspirin and yogurt for acne

To eliminate small redness, narrow pores and reduce the number of skin rashes, a mask based on natural yogurt and acetylsalicylic acid is perfect.

Indications for use:

  • Pimples and acne.
  • Post-acne.
  • Couperose.
  • Problem oily and inflamed skin.

To prepare the remedy, take 2 tablets of medicine and 2 tablespoons of yogurt. Crush the tablets thoroughly and mix with the fermented milk product until a homogeneous consistency. Spread the mask on your face for 20-30 minutes. Remove the residue with a damp cotton swab and wash with warm water.

For owners of oily and problematic skin, the mask can be used 2-3 times a week. A pronounced therapeutic effect is noticeable after 7-10 procedures. A second course can be carried out in a month if the desired result has not been achieved.

Aspirin at night for acne

Evening time is ideal for cleansing, moisturizing, nourishing and healing the skin. Acne remedies based on aspirin relieve inflammation and irritation, soothe and have an anti-inflammatory effect on the affected skin.

For complex care of the dermis, a mask based on acetylsalicylic acid, honey and aloe juice is well suited. Take three crushed medicine tablets and 1 teaspoon of other ingredients. Combine all components and apply a thin layer on the face until completely dry.

Before removing the mask, make a gentle facial massage in circular motions and wash with warm water. The procedures are carried out 2-3 times a week, and after the appearance of noticeable skin improvements, 1 time per week.

Aspirin and clay for acne

One of the most popular skincare and acne treatments is clay. Masks from this natural product well cleanse the skin of fatty contaminants and eliminate inflammation. Clay contains calcium, nitrogen, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, mineral salts and other trace elements.

There are several types of cosmetic clay, each with its own unique chemical composition and properties. Based on this, the result from the use of different types of clay will be different.

  • Black clay - suitable for any type of skin, cleanses it, eliminates the dead layer of cells, penetrates deep into the pores.
  • White - recommended for sensitive skin, dries, tightens pores and relieves inflammation. Improves complexion, tones and fights blackheads.
  • Blue - effective in the treatment of acne. It has a rich mineral composition. It has antiseptic properties, promotes the regeneration of damaged tissues.
  • Green - dries, normalizes elasticity, relieves puffiness, fights wrinkles, tightens pores, eliminates oily sheen.
  • Red - recommended for people with iron deficiency in the body, dry and inflamed skin. This clay is soft.

In the fight against acne, a combination of clay and aspirin will be quite successful. To prepare a healing mask, take two crushed medicine tablets and a teaspoon of clay. Prepare warm water and dissolve the clay in it until a thick consistency is obtained. Add acetylsalicylic acid and mix well again. Apply the product on cleansed skin for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with warm water. The procedure is recommended to be carried out 1-2 times a week.

Water and aspirin paste for acne

For skin care and acne treatment, a paste based on water and aspirin is excellent.

Paste properties:

  • Relieves inflammation and irritation.
  • Purifies the skin.
  • It has an antiseptic effect.
  • Improves the color of the epidermis.
  • Stimulates blood circulation.

To prepare the paste, take a couple of tablets of the drug and grind thoroughly. Add a little boiled water to get a product with a consistency like sour cream. Spread the mask locally on problem areas or a thin layer over the entire face. Wash off after 7-10 minutes and apply a good moisturizer to your face. The procedure is carried out 1-2 times a week.

Acne lotion with aspirin

Acetylsalicylic acid is an effective treatment for acne and other skin blemishes. Cosmetic preparations based on it have the following properties:

  • Cleanse the skin from impurities.
  • Reduce the production of sebum.
  • Narrows enlarged pores.
  • I stop inflammatory processes.
  • Prevent acne and other blemishes.

For regular skin care and acne treatment, you can prepare an aspirin-based lotion.

Take five tablets of the drug, 120 ml of mineral water and 15 g of apple cider vinegar. Combine water, vinegar and crushed tablets. Mix thoroughly. Put the lotion on a cotton pad and wipe your face. This lotion is suitable for people with any type of skin. The finished product should be used within 30 days, stored in the refrigerator in a closed container.

Acne Aspirin Chatterbox

Another drug to combat acne based on acetylsalicylic acid is talkers. They are a suspension based on tinctures of medicinal plants, preparations and other active ingredients.

The classic acne talker with aspirin is used to cleanse the skin and stop inflammatory reactions. To prepare it, take 6-8 tablets of crushed medicine, mix with 5 g of levomycetin, 50 ml of medical alcohol and 50 ml of a 2% solution of boric acid. Shake the components until smooth.

Frequent use of the talker can dry out the skin, which will increase the inflammatory process. Use the skin care product 2 times a day - in the morning and before bedtime. The optimal course of treatment is 14 days.

Use Aspirin for acne during pregnancy

Acetylsalicylic acid is not recommended for the treatment of acne during pregnancy due to the risk of hypersensitivity reactions.

Also, the drug is contraindicated for oral use in the I and III trimesters and during lactation. This is due to the fact that the active ingredients of the drug can penetrate into breast milk, which adversely affects the baby.


Skin care with the use of acetylsalicylic acid helps in the fight against acne, eliminates traces of acne and redness, and cleanses the skin well. But despite all the useful properties, aspirin has a number of contraindications for external use:

  • Pregnancy and lactation.
  • Allergic reactions to the components of the drug.
  • Acute period of chronic diseases.
  • Open wounds, cuts and abrasions on the skin.
  • Dilated vessels, rosacea.
  • Tanned skin.

Before using cosmetics based on aspirin, an allergy test should be performed. For this, a little medicine diluted in water is applied to the wrist. If a rash or redness appears at the site of application, then the tablets should not be used externally.

Side effects Aspirin for acne

External use of aspirin can cause hypersensitivity reactions, which are manifested by the following symptoms:

  • Redness.
  • Peeling.
  • Skin itching.
  • The appearance of edema.

To eliminate adverse reactions, you should stop using aspirin-based cosmetics. In especially severe cases, antihistamines are taken.


Prolonged or too frequent use of acetylsalicylic acid is dangerous for the development of an overdose. The disease state is manifested by hypersensitivity reactions, skin rashes, itching and peeling of tissues. For treatment, you should thoroughly wash off the cosmetic product and, if necessary, take an antihistamine medicine.

To prevent the development of an overdose, the recommendations for using the drug should not be neglected. Do a sensitivity test before using aspirin for the first time.

An overdose develops with the internal use of the drug. Due to the stimulation of the respiratory center, there is a risk of hyperventilation, severe shortness of breath, tinnitus, metabolic acidosis, convulsions, renal or respiratory failure. For treatment, stop taking the drug, wash the stomach, and in especially severe cases, do hemodialysis.

Interactions with other drugs

To eliminate acne, acetylsalicylic acid is combined with various drugs, herbal and other means. If all components are selected correctly, then such interactions do not cause side reactions.

As for the use inside, care should be taken here. When interacting with certain medications, acetylsalicylic acid can cause bronchospasm, asthma attacks, bleeding, damage to the gastrointestinal mucosa and other dangerous symptoms.

Storage conditions

According to the instructions for use, acetylsalicylic acid should be stored at a temperature not exceeding 25 ° C. The storage location must be out of the reach of children, protected from sunlight and moisture.

As for ready-made masks, creams and other cosmetic products based on aspirin, it is better to prepare them immediately before use. If the preparation contains rapidly perishable components, then the product is stored in the refrigerator, but not longer than 24 hours.

Shelf life

Acetylsalicylic acid tablets are available for use for 48 months from the date of their manufacture. Ready-made cosmetics based on aspirin should be used within 24 hours. At the same time, it is better to prepare acne masks immediately before using them.


Acetylsalicylic acid and aspirin for acne have many positive reviews confirming the effectiveness of their external use. Tablet-based cosmetics have an anti-inflammatory and disinfecting effect. They dry pimples well, improve skin color, eliminate redness and post-acne.

At the same time, acetylsalicylic acid is a very aggressive agent, so it should be used with extreme caution, adhering to the recipe. It will not be superfluous to consult with a dermatologist, cosmetologist about the appropriateness of this method of treating rashes.


To simplify the perception of information, this instruction for use of the drug "Aspirin for acne" translated and presented in a special form on the basis of the official instructions for medical use of the drug. Before use read the annotation that came directly to medicines.

Description provided for informational purposes and is not a guide to self-healing. The need for this drug, the purpose of the treatment regimen, methods and dose of the drug is determined solely by the attending physician. Self-medication is dangerous for your health.

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