If you have an electric toothbrush you don’t use this is the perfect time to dig it out and try this home acne remedy. This is an easy way to get a deep clean for your skin by removing dirt, oils, and dead skin cells.
Exfoliating with aspirin and an electric toothbrush weekly will help to clear up blackheads. Your skin will feel softer and have a fresh feeling to it after using this acne remedy. Do not exfoliate with an electric toothbrush if you have any kind of inflammatory acne such as pustules (pimples), pauples, or especially any kind of severe acne such as cysts or nodules. Exfoliating any kind of inflamed acne will likely cause skin damage and the inflamed acne to flare up worse. If you have inflammed acne then you likely have sensitive skin too so, exfoliating will likely also cause more acne from irritation. Only exfoliate with a toothbrush if you have non-inflammatory acne like whiteheads and blackheads. However, if you are prone to breakout into inflammatory acne then do not use any type of exfoliate that scrubs the skin.
All you need for this home acne remedy are a clean electric toothbrush with soft bristles, a small plate or saucer, three uncoated aspirin, and some warm water. It’s best to use uncoated aspirin because it dissolves almost instantly. The cheapest generic store brand aspirin that you find will do the trick. You can also use a packet of BC powdered aspirin. It contains caffeine which improves the surface of the skin and removes toxins and impurities.
Electric toothbrush for acne exfoliate.
- Wash your face with a cleanser.
- Put three uncoated aspirin on the small plate.
- Add a few table spoons worth of warm water to the plate.
- Power on the electric toothbrush.
- Use it to mix the aspirin and water.
- Mix until the aspirin is dissolved. The water should look cloudy.
- Gently rub in circular motions on your face.
- Do not press down. Instead let the bristles gently glide across your face.
- Avoid sensitive areas like the eyebrows, eyes, and keep a quarter inch away from the mouth.
- Apply the aspirin and water as needed while you gently exfoliate.
- After you exfoliate for about a minute rinse with water and pat your face dry with a clean towel.
Tips for exfoliating with aspirin and an electric toothbrush for acne.
Using an electric toothbrush right out of the package is the best option. However, if you are using one that you have already used be sure to clean it first. Clean it with soap and warm water if needed. Make sure the bristles on the electric toothbrush are soft. Soft bristles are delicate enough to lightly exfoliate, but medium to hard bristles are too rough and will over exfoliate the skin. You don’t have to use aspirin, but it is a good acne remedy for exfoliating because it contains salicylic acid. Salicylic acid unclogs pores, removes dirt and oil, and overtime reduces redness. Salicylic acid also fades dark spots. Because salicylic acid makes the skin sensitive to the sun apply a moisturizer that won’t clog your pores and contains at least SPF 30. This remedy can be done with a cleanser and water or one of your favorite exfoliates.
Do not exfoliate with an electric toothbrush for acne daily. Use an exfoliate at most once a week if you have average skin or once every other week if you have sensitive skin. Steam your face before exfoliating with aspirin to more effectively get rid of blackheads and unclog pores.