12 Amazing Aspirin Tricks Every Woman Should Know
Aspirin or acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) is one of the most widely used pain relievers all over the world. Many people use it on a regular basis to treat different cardiovascular issues and other health conditions. However, most of them do not know that aspirin has other amazing health, beauty and personal uses.
USES OF ASPIRIN
1. Relieve bug bites and stings
Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, aspirin is great for treating bug bites and stings. Not only will aspirin reduce redness and swelling, but it will also relive pain.
Apply aspirin topically to treat skin irritations and infections caused by bug bites. You can also dissolve as aspirin in a teaspoon of warm water and apply it on the affected place.
2. Ger rid of dandruff
Crash two aspirins and add the powder to your hair shampoo. Leave it to work for a few minutes and wash your hair as normal to get rid of dandruff efficiently. The salicylic acid found in aspirin is considered to calm itching, redness and dandruff that a person may be suffering from. As aspirin is an excellent moisturizer, you do not need to apply a hair condition afterwards.
3. Lighten the armpit skin
People, who have dark armpit skin, can lighten it up by applying aspirin on the armpits. All you need to do is to dissolve two aspirins in half a cup of lukewarm water and apply it on the affected area. Leave it to stay for an hour and rinse it off with water. For better results, do this on a daily basis.
4. Remove pimples
Due to its high content of salicylic acid, aspirin is very beneficial for treating and preventing skin issues. In a few drops of water, add a crushed aspirin and mix it well. Apply the paste directly on the skin acne or pimple, and let it stay throughout the night. In the morning, rinse it off with water.
Do this every night before going to bed to get rid of pimples. If you have easily irritated skin, avoid using aspirin for treating pimples and acne.
5. Soften and get rid of hard foot calluses
Foot calluses appear as a result of constant friction and pressure. Even though it can be really hard to remove calluses of the feet, aspirin is the best choice to soften and get rid of them efficiently. Mix 7 crashed aspirins with half a teaspoon of lemon juice.
You can also add water if you like. Apply the mixture directly on the calluses and the area around them. Then, wrap the feet in a warm towel or cloth and put on a plastic bag. After 10 minutes, remove the cloth and rub the foot calluses with a pumice stone. Do this procedure on a daily basis until the calluses go away.
6. Get rid of soap scum
The bathtub can accumulate soap scum that is difficult to cleanse. However, aspirin efficiently can eliminate bath scum in no time. Add 5 crushed aspirins to your liquid cleanser and spray the affected areas. Leave it to stay for 30 minutes and clean it off with wet cloth.
7. Facial mask
Aspirin facial mask can cleanse you skin and make it look soft and younger. Mix 5 crushed aspirins with natural yoghurt and apply the mask on the face. Leave it to stay for 20 minutes. Then, rinse it off with water and apply a moisturizing cream. Do this on a daily basis for two weeks to rejuvenate your skin.
Also, some people add honey in the mixture of water and aspirin, as it moisturizes the skin and has antibacterial properties that make it beneficial for treating skin issues.
8. Make your hair shiny
In a cup of lukewarm water, add 8 crushed aspirins. Apply the mixture on the hair and let it stay for 15 minutes. Rinse it off with water. Also, you can add 5 crushed aspirins to your hair shampoo and wash your hair as normal.
9. Prolong longevity of flowers and keep them fresh
It is thought that aspirin efficiently blocks the formation of fungus and mold in the fresh-cut greenery. Moreover, it prevents the degradation of plant material due to the release of ethylene, which stimulates plant growth.
10. Eliminate sweat stains from the clothes
Aspirin can help you to eliminate sweat stains from your clothes. In half a cup of lukewarm water, add 2 crushed aspirins and apply the paste directly on the sweat stain. Let the clothes soak throughout the night. In the morning, wash them as normal.
The aspirin works great on dried egg and blood stains, too.
11. Treat a hangover
Take two aspirins before going to bed in order to relieve the severity of the hangover in the morning. When you wake up, after having a breakfast, take two more aspirins. It will lower the severity of morning headache and reduce the prostaglandin-related swelling.
12. Avoid being stranded
You should always have a bottle of aspirins in your car. The salicylic acid in aspirin can react with the sulfuric acid found in car batteries. This will provide you a boost of power to turn on your car if the batteries die.
However, make sure you crush the aspirins before dropping them in the car batteries. In this way, they will dissolve faster.
Which of these aspirin uses would you try first?