Ten surprising uses of aspirin you did not know about

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1. Helps reduce acne

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Aspirin helps calm acne due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Crush 2-3 uncoated aspirin pills, and mix them with lemon juice. Apply the mixture to the pimple, and let it sit for a couple of minutes before washing it off. Avoid using this paste before sun exposure.

2. Relieves insect bites

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Aspirin can also help reduce swelling and soothe the itching caused by mosquito bites. Dampen an uncoated aspirin in a tablespoon of water, and apply it to the affected area for a few minutes.

3. Reduces skin spots

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Aspirin contains a fat-soluble ingredient used in the production of lightening creams and skin cleansers. Mix 7 uncoated aspirin pills with 3 tablespoons of yogurt and 1 tablespoon of honey. Apply to your clean face, and leave the mask for 15 minutes. This facial treatment will leave your skin radiant and smooth. It provides a slight peel effect, reducing scars and stains and preventing your pores from getting clogged.

4. Keeps dandruff at bay

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Dandruff ’snowflakes’ not only make your scalp itch but are also quite unsightly. To get rid of dandruff, wash your hair with 2 crushed aspirin pills mixed into your normal amount of shampoo.

5. Acts as an exfoliant

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Aspirin is an excellent exfoliant to remove dead cells from the face. In addition, it helps to get rid of excessive oiliness and reduce the size of enlarged pores. Just mix it with water and leave for a few minutes. If you have sensitive skin, apply it carefully to avoid skin irritation.

6. Eliminates calluses on the feet

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These tablets also help soften the soles and remove dead skin easily. Shred 7 aspirins and add half a tablespoon of lemon juice to form a paste. Apply the mixture on the soles of the feet, and cover with a warm cloth. Leave for 10 minutes, and then exfoliate the hard areas with pumice.

7. Repairs damaged hair

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Your hair will also benefit from the use of aspirin. For healthy and shiny hair, dissolve a strip of aspirins in a cup of warm water and apply to clean hair. Leave for about 15 minutes, and then rinse.

8. Removes sweat stains from your clothes

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Aspirin also serves to give new life to your clothes. Apply an aspirin pill dissolved in warm water to sweat stains, and leave overnight. Afterward, wash your clothes as usual and enjoy the result.

9. Removes soap scum in the bathtub

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If you don’t want soap scum to ruin the aesthetics of your bathtub, grind 5 aspirin pills and add them to your bath cleaning liquid. Sprinkle the whole area, leave for half an hour, and then you can easily remove all the dirt with a cloth.

10. Lengthens the life of flowers

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To make your fresh cut flowers last longer in their vase, add a crushed tablet of aspirin to the water. This trick works especially well for roses, making them last much longer and in better condition.

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