Random Product Review: ASPIRIN!!!
I'm meeting S's parents in 2 days. That is so nuts I can't even think about it right now. But I do want to make a good impression, obviously. And this involves good skin. What with the craziness of the past month, skincare has been severly neglected.
So off I go in search of a good mask. And the top rated mask on MUA?* "Aspirin Mask". What the hell is that?
Well. Apparently it is ground up aspirin (or ASA, for you chem-y folks), mixed with a wee tiny bit of water. Just like that. Smear the resulting paste all over your face, let it sit for 10 minutes or so, then scrub it around some while rinsing off. Touted the Internet over as simple, cheap, and brilliant.
Lo and Behold! The Internet is right yet again. You're supposed to use uncoated aspirin, but I couldn't find any and bought the "lightly coated" no-name kind. When I ground up the pills, I had to pick out little papery-looking bits, which I assume was the coating. I also added a dollop of sour cream into the mix, as per an MUA-er's suggestion. Made it smell a bit weird on my face, but whatever. 10 mins later: glowy, more even-toned skin. Smooth as the backs of my knees. Which are pretty damn smooth, if I do say so myself.
This all happened 2 hours ago... I might develop some bizarre allergic reaction to it yet. I will post an update if that is the case, but my face is feeling rather wicked-awesome right now.
Bottom Line: Aspirin Mask! Do it!
* The top-rated mask was actually the famous Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask, which of course we can't get in Canada. Aspirin, we can get. Aspirin is awesome.