Most medicine cabinets are equipped with some aspirin, the medication is known for its ability to treat pains, aches, fevers, and inflammation. However, these tiny tablets have a lot more to offer than you might think.
Aspirin can also be an effective ingredient in a variety of beauty and life hacks. Turns out we’ve all been underestimating these tablets, check out all of these alternative uses for aspirin, some of them might just surprise you!
Aspirin can be a useful ingredient in a DIY lip scrub. By mixing four uncoated aspirin tablets in with two tsp of brown sugar, two tablespoons of honey, one tablespoon of olive oil, and one vitamin E capsule, this lip scrub will help your lips prevent splitting and peeling.
There’s an active ingredient in aspirin that also can help exfoliate your skin. Aspirin can make a great face mask when you crush a few uncoated capsules and mix them with either warm water or raw apple cider vinegar to create a paste. Applying this homemade paste a couple of times a week can help tackle wrinkles and breakouts.
Bug bites can be incredibly irritating and difficult not to worsen by scratching. Aspirin contains acetylsalicylic acid, which is anti-inflammatory and can help relieve itchy bug bites!
Create a paste by crushing up a few capsules of aspirin and mixing them with some warm water. Apply this paste to the area of skin that was victim to those nasty bugs
Everyone can agree that ingrown hairs are tedious, however, you can fight the inflammation with crushed aspirin and help relieve the discomfort.
Aspirin can help fight dandruff as it has the same active ingredient used in many dandruff shampoos. All you need to do is mix in some crushed aspirin in with your shampoo and wash normally. You can also massage a mixture of crushed aspirin with warm water into your scalp, letting it sit for ten minutes, then washing.
Not only is it great for dandruff, but aspirin can help repair hair from chlorinated swimming pools. Simply dissolve 6 to 8 tablets in warm water and pour the mixture through your hair, letting it sit for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing.