Aspirin vs. Ibuprofen in face masks

In some of the facial mask recipes it requires aspirin... can we use ibuprofen instead? Will it do the same thing as the aspirin would have?

Both aspirin and ibuprofen are blood thinners, but, unlike aspirin, ibuprofen is not as strong of an anti-inflammatory agent and it is not as potent overall. I would personally go with aspirin as it is great for infections and inflammations, symptoms that the masks which contain it, target.

I hope this helps some,

Biljana, Admin

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Aug 18, 2015
Just a Note. . . NEW
by: Anonymous

Just a note: Ibuprofen is not a "blood thinner", but aspirin is. Additionally, these medications cannot fight infection, as they do not have antibacterial properties, but they will reduce inflammation.

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