Salicylic acid has been used to relieve pain and inflammation since the 5th century. Furthermore, it is effective in the prevention of blood clots and heart disease. Salicylic acid is the main ingredient of Aspirin and therefore, it is highly recommended that you have Aspirin at any time. Here are some of the surprising beneficial uses of aspirin, apart from being uses as general pain-killer.
- Rejuvenates your skin
Aspirin contains salicylic acid which can make your skin crystal clear. It reduces swelling, redness, and acne due to its ability to eliminate the excessive oil and dead skin cells. Crush 5 aspirin tablets and mix them with ¼ cup of water, and one teaspoon of honey. Apply the resulting paste to your skin and allow it to act for 10 minutes. Wash it off with warm water. You can use it daily, weekly, or monthly until you obtain the desired results.
- Your flowers will last longer
You can simply add a crushed aspirin in the water your flowers are in and they will last much longer.
- Remove perspiration stains
Crush two aspirin tablets and combine with ½ cup of warm water. Soak the stain in this solution for two to three hours and the stain will be gone.
- Restore hair color
Chlorinated water can have a negative effect on your hair color, especially if you have light-colored hair. Fortunately, you can make your hair color perfect and shiny again by dissolving 6-8 aspirins in a glass of warm water. Rub the resulting solution onto your hair and let it act for 10-15 minutes.
- Dry up pimples
Pimples can strike at any age, although it is particularly common in teenagers. These annoying blemishes can be easily dried up with paste made of one crushed aspirin and a bit of water. Apply the paste on the pimple and allow it to act for several minutes. Then, rinse it off with soap and water. Also, this paste can reduce redness and soothe the sting. Repeat the procedure until the pimple is gone.
- Treat hard calluses
This powerful ingredient can also help you with hard calluses. Crush 5-6 aspirins into a powder and combine with ½ teaspoon of lemon juice and water. Apply the resulting mixture to your feet and wrap them in a warm towel. Cover with a plastic bag and let it stay for at least 10 minutes. Remove the bag and towel and rub the softened callus with a pumice stone.
- Controls dandruff
Aspirin is also very effective for treating dandruff. All you need to do is crush two aspirins to a fine powder and add it to your shampoo. Let the mixture act for 1-2 minutes and wash well with plain shampoo.
- Apply to insect bites and stings
You can sooth mosquito bites and bee stings by applying aspirin over your wet skin. But, if you are allergic to bee stings and have symptoms like difficulty breathing, abdominal pain or nausea, seek immediate medical help.
- Clean grease from pots and pans
Crush a couple of aspirin tablets and combine them with lemon juice. Use the resulting mixture to clean the burnt-on grease from the pans and pots. The results will amaze you!