My go-to travel mask: 2 ingredients

Old Jul 8, 12, 9:22 pm
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My go-to travel mask: 2 ingredients

I thought I would share this, because my female coworker tried it recently and loved it. If you google "aspirin mask", you will find many variations, but I use this one because it is usually easy to find honey, and I always travel with aspirin. So here it is: I just take 6 uncoated or lightly coated aspirin tablets, dissolve them in my hand with a little warm water, squeeze a honey packet, and mix it all together in my hand. I spread it all over my face and let it dry for about 20 minutes. I then wet my face a little and lightly scrub to exfoliate a little more before washing it off with warm water and a wash cloth. The aspirin exfoliates, and the honey moisturizes and is antibacterial. My face feels amazingly soft after this mask. I do it at least once a week when I am traveling, because my skin seems to go crazy as soon as I enter a plane or hotel room. Hope this helps someone!
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Old Jul 9, 12, 12:58 pm
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I use crushed aspirin with glycerin & a little warm water after bikini waxes Can't remember where I first got that recipe, but it works (I was making the recipe before commercial products like "bikini zone" came on the market - these days I suppose it's just as easy to buy a product....)

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Old Jul 9, 12, 3:23 pm
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I like the aspirin mask. I usually use just water and uncoated aspirin. I like it but it always makes me sneeze after about 15 min. But it is simple and effective.
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Old Jul 9, 12, 6:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Hoyaheel View Post
I use crushed aspirin with glycerin & a little warm water after bikini waxes Can't remember where I first got that recipe, but it works (I was making the recipe before commercial products like "bikini zone" came on the market - these days I suppose it's just as easy to buy a product....)

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I hadn't heard of that variation yet! I tried the aspirin + witch hazel one but wasn't happy with it. I'll have to give the glycerin one a try. Thanks!
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Old Jul 9, 12, 6:48 pm
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Originally Posted by BaliParis View Post
I like the aspirin mask. I usually use just water and uncoated aspirin. I like it but it always makes me sneeze after about 15 min. But it is simple and effective.
I find it very drying with just water, even if I use a moisturizer afterward. I guess it just depends on the person's skin.
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Old Jul 11, 12, 10:49 am
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Silly question, maybe, but is glycerin easy to find in stores? I love this idea and I'd like to try it.
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Old Jul 11, 12, 10:52 am
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Silly question, maybe, but is glycerin easy to find in stores? I love this idea and I'd like to try it.
I have found gylcerine by the digestive aids in drugstores. This is glycerine I use to make liquid soap, so I am not sure if it is the same kind used for the bikini area.
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Old Jul 11, 12, 12:34 pm
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I find glycerin at Walmart or drug stores in the first aid section - near isopropl alcohol, witch hazel, etc. Not all stores will have it, but I live in rural NC and our Walmart has it, so.....

(this is the CVS version from their website - same size bottle I get at Walmart: http://www.cvs.com/shop/product-deta...P?skuId=483707 )
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Old Jul 11, 12, 5:59 pm
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Thanks for the replies. I'll look this wknd.
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