Skincare expert’s budget 3p hack helps you looking young, plump and wrinkle-free

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A skincare expert has claimed there’s a 3p hack you can use to help your skin stay looking young and wrinkle-free – and you probably already have the ingredients at home

This hack could save your skin.

We all know how important it is to take care of our skin, and many of us will have countless skincare products in our bathrooms, ranging from creams to moisturisers to serums. All these products claim to help give us youthful, glowing skin with the promise of keeping wrinkles at bay for as long as possible, but according to one expert, there’s actually a far cheaper way of achieving these skincare goals.

According to Doctor Mahsa Saleki, you only need one common item to help your skin stay young, plump, and wrinkle-free. It’s even something you probably already have in a cupboard somewhere – and if not, it’ll only cost you around 3p.

Dr Saleki, from SAS-Aesthetics, explained to The Sun that one of her top tips is to use aspirin on the skin. Aspirin contains “pure salicylic acid” and works as an exfoliant and an anti-inflammatory, helping to improve the look of your skin. The popular pain reliever can even help to get rid of excess oil and dead skin cells.

Aspirin is also a well-known treatment for mild acne, according to HealthLine, although it is important to note that there are limited clinical trials demonstrating its effectiveness, and there is currently no evidence of anti-inflammatory benefits from using topical aspirin.

If you decide to give it a go on your own skin, you should conduct a patch test first, as some people can have allergic reactions to aspirin. If your patch test comes up clear, you can go ahead and apply the product to your face. To do this, crush a few tablets of aspirin and combine it with one tablespoon of warm water to make a paste.

Wash your face as normal and then apply the paste directly to your skin. For acne treatment, HealthLine suggests leaving the paste to sit on the affected areas for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing thoroughly and following up with your normal moisturiser.

However, HealthLine states: “It’s important to remember that using aspirin too much can dry out your skin. Because overdrying can lead to more breakouts, it’s important not to strip away all of your skin’s natural oils.”

You can pick up aspirin for as little as 54p for 16 tablets from Boots, meaning each tablet will cost you less than 3p. The pharmacy also sells a 32-pack of aspirin for 89p, which also works out at a little less than 3p per tablet.

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