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Old 05-31-2005, 05:30 AM   #2
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Re: the advil mask??

First thing - it's made from regular generic aspirin, not advil. Aspirin is another name for salicylic acid, which is a common acne treatment, so using aspirin in a mask is really all about putting concentrated salicylic acid on your face. Advil is ibuprofen, which is completely different. Anyway, all you have to do is take 6-8 uncoated aspirin tablets, crush/dissolve them in a little water (or some witch hazel) and spread it on your face. Don't expect it to be a smooth paste, it'll be pretty chunky. You can add some aloe vera gel if you want to make it stick better. Leave it on for about 10-15 minutes. As it dries it tends to fall off, so it can be messy. The aspirin can help to dry out your skin and your zits, and if you rub it with a little water after it dries you can use the chunks to exfoliate a bit. I've tried it and but I didn't really stick with it regularly to really see results, but that's the basic idea. If you search for "aspirin mask" instead of Advil mask, you'll probably find a lot more info