Aspirin is one of the most commonly used pills nowadays. We take it to reduce fever and treat colds, while in some cases, doctors recommend it for treatment of cardiovascular problems. However, aspirin can be used in many other ways you probably weren’t aware about.
Here are 10 aspirin tricks every woman should know:
Treats insect bites and stings
Crush an aspirin and mix it with a bit of water, then rub the paste on the insect bites in order to get immediately relief.
Whitens dark armpits
Dark armpits can easily ruin your self-esteem, but they can be lightened with the help of aspirin. Crush a few pills and mix them with a bit of water, then apply the mix on your armpits and leave it to work for about an hour. Remove the dried paste with warm water in the end and repeat the process regularly to lighten your armpits.
Treats and prevents dandruff
Crush a few aspirins and add them in your shampoo. Wash your hair with it regularly in order to treat and prevent dandruff.
The main ingredient in aspirin is salicylic acid, a powerful and miraculous compound that can help treat pimples. All you need to do is mix some aspirin with a bit of water, then apply the paste on your pimples and let it dry out. In order to get rid of them once and for all, use the paste every evening before sleeping.
Removes embedded sweat stains
Aspirin can help in cases of sweat stains on your shirts’ armpits. Pour hot water in a bowl and add a few crushed aspirins, then soak your stained shirts in it and the stains should be gone after the next wash.
Softens calluses on the feet
Constant friction on the skin can harden patches of it and cause hard calluses on the feet. They are pretty hard to remove even if you use commercial creams and lotions, but aspirin can soften them easily without spending a fortune. To do it, you’ll need to crush a handful of aspirins first, mix the powder with lemon juice and a bit of water as well.
Rub the paste on the hard calluses, wrap your feet with a hot towel, then cover with plastic bag and leave the mixture to work for 10-15 minutes. Afterwards, use a pumice stone on the calluses to remove the dead skin cells. To make your skin soft and smooth, use the treatment every day.
Crush 5-6 aspirins and mix the powder with a few teaspoons of yogurt, then apply the paste on your face and keep it on for 20 minutes. Rinse with plenty of water in the end, then apply a nice hydrating cream on your face. Repeating the procedure every day for 2 weeks will rejuvenate your skin and treat any problem you might be suffering from.
Eliminates soap scum
The soap scum around your tub looks bad and is hard to eliminate as well. Luckily, aspirin can help. Crush 6 aspirins and add them to your cleaning spray, then apply the cleaning paste on the stains directly and leave it for half an hour or more. Wipe them away easily afterwards.
Improves the quality of your hair
If you want your hair to be healthy and shiny, aspirin is the best way to do it. Dissolve 7-8 crushed aspirins in a cup of warm water, then massage your head with the mix, and leave it on for up to 20 minutes. Rinse with water in the end and your hair should look far better afterwards.
Keeps your flowers fresh
If your flowers are quickly withering, add an aspirin in the vase. This will keep them fresh for a longer period.