surprising uses aspirin never knew existed

Treats Acne and Pimples

Aspirin can reduce the appearance of acne and pimples, which take away the beauty of your face.

The salicylic acid in aspirin helps reduce acne and pimples by removing oil and dead skin cells that are clogging them. It also aids in reducing inflammation, the root of redness and pain, two common symptoms of skin breakouts.

Crush 2 or 3 aspirin tablets and mix them with a little lemon juice or just pain water to form a paste.
Apply it to the acne or pimples.
Leave it on for a few minutes before washing off thoroughly.
Repeat once daily.

Keeps Dandruff at Bay

Many people have dandruff problems. If you have dandruff and wish to get rid of it completely, try aspirin.

Aspirin contains salicylic acid that helps control dandruff by exfoliating your scalp. Salicylic acid skims the dry skin from your scalp, so that the flakes can be washed off when you shampoo your hair.

Crush 2 or 3 aspirins into a fine powder and mix it with a blob of shampoo. Wash your hair with the mixture, massaging it onto your scalp. Leave it in for 5 minutes, then rinse and wash your hair again with a mild shampoo. Repeat 1 or 2 times a week.
Alternatively, dissolve the 2 aspirins in 1 tablespoon of white vinegar. Massage the mixture into your scalp. Leave it in for 30 minutes, then wash your hair thoroughly. Use this dandruff treatment a couple of times per week.

Relieves Mosquito and Insect Bites

Whether you are bitten by mosquitos or other insects, aspirin can help relieve the symptoms.

Aspirin has strong anti-inflammatory properties that can effectively control swelling caused by mosquito and other insect bites. It can even provide comfort to skin redness, itchiness and a burning sensation sometimes caused by insect bites.

Grind a few aspirins into a fine powder. Add a few drops of water to make a paste. Apply the paste to the affected area and leave it on for a few hours. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
For minor bites, wet the affected skin and rub an aspirin over the bite.

Treats Ingrown Hairs

An ingrown hair causes a lot of discomfort, which you can treat with aspirin. The salicylic acid in aspirin scrubs away dead skin to loosen the offending hair.

aspirin paste for ingrown hair

Its anti-inflammatory nature can help reduce redness and inflammation. It can also treat and prevent mild infection.

Dissolve 2 or 3 aspirin tablets in 1 teaspoon of warm water until it forms a paste-like consistency.
Add 1 teaspoon of honey to the paste.
Apply the paste to the affected area.
Leave it on for 10 minutes.
Rinse it off with warm water and gently pat the skin dry.
Follow this remedy once or twice a week as needed.