how to: homemade facial mask

I’ve only had a couple of facials in my life, and I’ve loved each one with the fire of a thousand suns.  The sad truth however, is that I don’t have the time or the funds to get facials on a regular basis.  The good news, of course, is that I’m a total cheapskate and will find a homemade solution to almost anything, including a facial mask.

face mask

This homemade facial mask includes 3 ingredients:

  • uncoated aspirin
  • honey
  • water

Right? Right.

uncoated aspirin

Step 1:

Put a few uncoated aspirin in a bowl

Step 2:

Add a few drops of water, just a few

Step 3:

Let the aspirin dissolve completely, it will only take about 30 seconds or so

Step 4:

Mash the aspirin around a little bit

face mask

Step 5:

Add a tablespoon or so of honey and mix it in completely with the aspirin


Step 6:

Hold yourself back, I know I’m super hot, you don’t need to tell me about it.

Apply the honey aspirin mixture all over your face.  Scrub it as you’re applying, the aspirin gently exfoliates and has salicylic acid {the ingredient used in acne creams} so it’s great for your skin.  The honey helps it glide on and serves as a moisturizer so it’s win-win here.

facial mask

Step 7:

Let the mask soak in for about 10-15 minutes or until the honey is hard.  It feels really weird, but hang with me, it’s worth it.


Step 8:

Use a warm washcloth to remove the mask.  I know I’m using a kitchen towel and that my eye makeup is a day old and smudged all over my face, stay with me here.


Now sit back and relish in the sweet, moisturized smooth wonderland of your face.

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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Sarah :

    you are too funny!
    love it, and i am going to try it for my self and abie

    • Petit Elefant :

      You will smell delicious, I promise.

  2. Amy @ IncreasinglyDomestic :

    Oh my gosh! You crack me up! I am adding this to my list of your homemade beauty tricks that I want to try:)

    • Petit Elefant :

      Do it, it’s amazing!

  3. Tami Warner :

    I’m going to have to try this. I’m WAY overdue for a facial. You are awesome! Thank you for all you do.

    • Petit Elefant :

      Tami, you always say the nicest things to me. Thank YOU.

      • Tami Warner :

        I had a dream the other night that I met you in person! It was hilarious actually. I saw you at a store and ran up to you. I love dreams! The crazier, the better. So if you are ever in the West Jordan area give he a holla!

      • Petit Elefant :

        Well, I hope if you ever DO see me in a store you come running up to say hi. For serious.

  4. Andrea Fellman :

    I HAVE to try this and you look fab without any make-up!

    • Petit Elefant :

      Oh my gosh, Andrea I’m finally at the age where I look SCARY without any makeup! You’re kind. Also? You’re a liar.

  5. Dina :

    I SO know what I’m doin in the morning!

    • Allison :

      You will love it!

  6. Ashlee :

    You make the BEST faces! you look great in all those close up shots. SO much braver than me!

    • Allison :

      I’m brave, and I have no pride left, not an ounce.

  7. vanessa :

    You have such a pretty face miss :) Lucky lady.

    • Allison :

      Ha! A funny face.