Dr Oz Aspirin & Lemon Juice Flawless Skin Home Remedy

Dr Oz Aspirin MaskDr Oz’s Aspirin Mask Skin Remedy Ingredients:

– non-coated aspirin
– lemon juice
– baking soda

How to Make Dr Oz’s Aspirin & Lemon Juice Skin Home Remedy


Doctor Oz said that this Flawless Skin Home Remedy is a great way to clear your complexion. The aspirin has salicylic acid which helps to remove acne and pimples since it is like a chemical peel. The lemon juice has vitamin C and helps minimize sun damage to your skin. Baking soda works great at the end to neutralize the salicylic acid. Here is how you make this amazing face mask:


  1. says

    Aspirin can be expensive. What’s the benefit to doing this over some topical salcylic acid treatment that you don’t have to mix yourself? I can see the benefit of the lemon but not the baking soda. Seems like a lot of work for a remedy that is readily available?

    • Lisa says

      Actually aspirin is fairly inexpensive. Dollar tree sells large bottles of uncoated aspirin for $1. If you don’t have a store in your area, try buying generic. There is no difference.

      • Tati7 says

        It really works!!!! I tried it today and my skin was really soft, brighter, and a light brown spot that I have on my cheek was lighten even more!! I placed 6 aspirins in a glass bowl and juice from half of a lemon( mix well). Then with a cotton ball I put it on my face like I would a mud mask (AVOIDING– eyes and lips). Left the aspirin & lemon mask for 10 minutes. While i waited I mixed a cup of water with a teaspoon of baking soda. After the 10 minutes, I soaked 2 cotton balls in the water & baking soda mixture and proceeded to wipe off the mask starting with the chin, upper lip, cheeks and finally the forehead—close eyes so you don’t get any mixture in your eyes! (Warning—when wiping your face with the water & baking soda–IT WILL STING—However continue to wipe until all the mask is completely off. Then rinse the entire face with cool water. —I plan to do this 2 times a week because I loved the results after just one time. Of course I also plan to apply sunscreen protection for my face!

  2. JT says

    Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid): decomposes to salicylic acid which increases cell exfoliation and is anti-bacterial
    Lemon juice: Citric acid wards off oxidation (like the browning of an apple slice)
    Baking soda: neutralizes the acidic lemon juice in the event you would get it into your eyes

  3. MG says

    I have to say, I just did this and it is FANTASTIC!! I got bottle of aspirin at the Dollar Store for $1, Lemon juice (instead of fresh lemons) for $1.85, and baking soda I already had…which is about $.86…so it’s definitely much cheaper and very easy. It was different feeling when I took the mask off with the baking soda and water….it was slightly painful for a second. I’m assuming a real chemical peel is much worse! Anyhow…I loved it, and will definitely be using this again.

  4. Cher says

    I’ve been a make-up artist for 25 years and I can see how this might be beneficial. The salicylic acid will have the same benefit of an AHA (alpha-hydroxy) treatment. That will help to slough off dead skin cells and rejuvenate the cell layer underneath. Not sure about the lemon juice. I can see how it would be irritating because it’s another acid and it’s a tricky thing to get your skin to absorb Vitamin C through the skin. Baking soda is a wonderful exfoliate. I recommend it to all my clients as a scrub. 1X per week for normal skin, 2-3X per week for oily. I would remove the aspirin mixture, then make a paste with baking soda and water in my hand and gently massage onto skin, then rinse thoroughly.

    • says

      Just enough lemon juice to make a paste with the aspirins. I just use three aspirin and add a teaspoonful of juice or water. As for the baking soda, I’d guesstimate; a couple of teaspoonfuls is what I’m using.

  5. ashley paris says

    Gretta, um where are you buying aspirin that its so expensive? The lemon juice has healthy vitamins and the baking soda acts as an additional exfoliant and like the recipe says it neutralizes the acid so that your skin doesnt get overdried or too irritated. And why yes you could just use the pre-made store washes but, once again, like the article stated; in these economic times some ppl actuallly benefit by making face washes w/ commmon household items they already have instead of buying face wash from the store. Try reading it and using common sense.

  6. Andrea says

    hello! I was thinking the same thing but remembered at the dollar store they do carry asprin, so for just $1 its well worth it!

  7. kelly says

    Aspirin is expensive? 100 tablets for 99 cents? 12 Lemons at trader joes for 2 bucks and baking soda is around 50 cents. Skin creams even at target go from 13 to 40 bucks.

    • Stefanie says

      Aspirin can be very expensive, it depends on where you live. I live in Germany and I get 20 tablets for 7€, which is around 9,50US$.
      Of course lemons and baking soda are cheap, but because of the aspirin this can be a very expensive face mask for some of us… 😉

  8. Amanda says

    I just tried this and here was what I experienced:
    I used a fresh lemon and it turned out to be too much juice so I added another 10-13 asprins to the 12 I had, still didn’t make a paste but I used a cotton ball to blott it on and it seemed to work well.
    The first 5 or 6 minutes it burned and itched almost unbearably (I am assuming that was the chemical peel effect). but once it started drying it went away.
    I used a cotton ball dipped into water then dry baking soda and swabbed my face with it (using a fresh cotton ball and re-dipped). The baking soda and the acid reacted and foamed and got warm, but not uncomfortably.
    I then rinsed my face with warm water and blotted dry.
    What I saw shocked me, in a great way, my skin was smooth, soft, clear pores, felt hydrated and just looks so healthy! I will be using this again! Does anyone know how often to use this?

    Oh by the way I have pretty sensitive skin and I did not break out in a rash or bumps :-)

  9. Angelica says

    Is this acne home remedy treatment something that I have to consistently do and if it’s something where if I choose to stop using it to my acne would come back?

  10. Nicole R says

    Angelica/Jane: I use this mask once per week. Typically on a Sunday I clean my face, apply the mask and then moisturize very well after. I try to do this on a day when I can go without makeup so that my skin can breathe.

    If you want the consistency to be a bit thicker and not as drying, try mixing honey with it (about a teaspoon).

    Here’s my mix:
    6 uncoated aspirin (any more than that can be quite drying- for me at least)
    1/4-1/2 of a fresh lemon squeezed over top of the aspirin
    1 teaspoon of honey mix thru

    *the lemon juice will help break down the aspirin. Once you see them start to look puffy, just tap them with your finger and they will collapse into mixture.

    If you want to follow with a homemade moisturizer try a mixture of egg whites and plain Greek yogurt (or just Greek yogurt).

  11. tee s says

    Loved it. I have acne and dark spots. I have tried almost everything. I am able to control the acne then it comes back. I hope this works. My skin type is oily so I didn’t use a moisturizer after. I wanted to see how my natural oils reacted. Will do twice week.
    I am also gonna try the fresh lemon juice as a spot corrector / bleaching agent.

  12. Ginny says

    Holy moly that was painful when I added the baking soda water!!!! But not a blackhead in sight! Will def repeat:)

  13. juicer says

    As of now I use aspirin as a cleanser by using it as a scrub., I would use two tablets and that would be my cleanser. I think this helped my acne problem because usually new pimples would appear almost everyday but now it’s just like one pimple a week. It’s not as overwhelming as before. I’m excited to try this mask maybe I’ll do it twice a week.

  14. Lexi says

    This might be a silly question but I am 16 weeks pregnant and I was just wondering if it’s still safe to use considering? I just wanted to be safe than sorry.

  15. Alyssa says

    Don’t use this!! I asked my dermatologist about this today and she said to NEVER put aspirin on your face! The lemon will irritate your skin and could leave brown streaking – due to hyperpigmentation. Use plain ole’ store products.

  16. AJ says

    I am an esthetician and try to use natural products often. This sounds great and have done something similar. The reason for not using baking soda more than 1 or 2 times a week is because it changes the normal ph balance of your skin. I did 7 facials today and sold a house…..uhhhh zzzzzzz.

  17. Emily says

    I just tried this yesterday and i was blown away at how soft my face felt afterward! I used 5 aspirin, the juice of one lemon slice and a little splash of water. Used a cotton ball to apply and let it sit until it was dry. Used a mixture of baking soda and water, also applied with a cotton ball to wipe it off. Did this before I got in the shower and just rinsed my face with water, no cleanser needed! Seriously awesome.

  18. says

    How much lemon juice do you have to use ? I tried 10 asprins an added half a fresh lemon an let it set for a few mins but its not turning into a paste so I added a few more asprin an still not working what did I do wrong ??

  19. cc says

    ok a friend recommended this facial to me…im excited to try it I’ve battled with sensitive skin and eczema all my life so i tend to stick to more gentle options. I do have a question though will this work on black spots not caused by acne? I mean its the same basic concept right?

  20. gr8xpectations says

    If you can’t find non-coated aspirin, a dip in vinegar for about 20 seconds and a rubdown with a paper towel will remove aspirin’s coating.

    (The coating buffers the aspirin by protecting it from stomach acid, so it doesn’t involve till it reaches the base pH in the intestines. So a base pH, like in vinegar, disolves the coating easily.)

  21. Nichole says

    Anyone in search of an acne treatment use Hibiclens it can be purchased at cvs or amazon. I’m 28 and have struggled with acne since I was 15. I saw results in 1 week with everyday washing.

    • Nurse says

      Be careful using hibiclens on your face! It is very harsh on delicate areas and CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ISSUES IF YOU GET IT IN YOUR EYES AND/OR EARS!!! I work in an operating room and we NEVER use hibiclens near eyes and ears, we actually use antibacterial dial soap or baby shampoo in some cases. BE CAREFUL!!

  22. Jennifer B. says

    What about for people with acne-prone DRY skin? With the acid suck out all the moisture? I hate my acne, but my skin is so dry that traditional products either irritate it, or make it worse.

    • Dev says

      Jennifer B, do a search oil cleansing. I’ve been on accutane and everything else with no success, and just started using olive oil and castor oil in place of my skin regimen a couple of weeks ago. The results are amazing! I was nervous to do it, but my skin is so soft and smooth, and though I still get a small surface pimple once in awhile, I have not had one sebacious cyst since I started it! This asprin/lemon/baking soda treatment once a week is the perfect compliment to it!

      • Heather Fuller says

        I want to do the aspirin,lemon juice, and baking soda mask but I also already do the oil cleansing method so I was wondering do I do the oil cleansing method first and then do the aspirin,lemon juice and baking soda after i clean my face using the oil cleansing method. Please help I’m trying to clean my face now but don’t know what to use first. Thanks ALOT!!!

  23. Taylor says

    I was just looking up peels for wrinkles, but as i was reading results i seen a lot of post wondering about acne so figured i would comment on what has helped me. Ive had acne since i was in my teens around my chin & back. As i got in my 20’s my cheeks started getting painful deep acne that would last weeks. I read on the web to drink squeezed lemon with warm water every morning to help with weight problems so i tried it after the 2nd week i was clear skinned & i slowed down to once a week its been over a yr & im still clear!

  24. Gab says

    I tried it once without the baking soda part and it dried off my skin so bad but my pimples disappeared after about 4 days. I tried it again today with the baking soda and the water and it burns like hell when i put the baking soda and afterwards like a minute after i was done with the baking soda i wanted to puked so badly, my head started spinning i couldn’t walk. I barely was able to sit down and it went away in a few minutes. I also sweat like crazy. Why is this happening? I swear it was the worst feeling ever.

    • Nurse says

      NO! Look at the ingredients not what they are for. Different medications can be used for the same thing but have different active ingredients.

  25. Leash says

    I’m 20 yrs old. I suffered with acne since about 15 to the point where my self esteem would b low I didn’t like myself for a while until about the age of 17. I met my boyfriend n he fell in love with me flaws n all n I regained my self esteem back slowly back to why I posting. I tried this last night. I couldn’t find uncoated so I just got coated. It took longer to dissolve. I took my shower before I did this so my pores b open. Did about 6 aspirin with a fresh squeezed lemon. It tingled at first but when I used the baking soda with water it BURNT LIKE HELL. But the results in the morning were amazing. Black heads gone. Pimple flat not completely gone. Dark spot from where I would pick my acne lighted up. LOVE THIS SO MUCH GONNA DO EVERY OTHER DAY❤✌✌✌❤❤❤

  26. says

    Ok so in just tried this… When I didn’t rhe baking soda and water part it burned so bad! Is it supposed to hurt that much? I could not do it anymore so I just rinsed with water… Does that work ok or is the baking soda a must?? Please help!

  27. Sia says

    Aloha! Im 16yrs Old and been suffering acne since I was in middle school :( I have sensitive skin so I was always on the fence about trying home remedies. But hearing these reviews and stories of how this has helped you all is inspiring, and I cant wait to try this facial by Dr.Oz. I trust that this will work :) I’ll be back to post how this has worked out for me soon! Until then, wish me luck ;)!

  28. Lauren says

    Do not use this mask with 12 aspirin. Used it for less than 10 minutes and recieved serious burns on my face and extreme pain.

  29. says

    No you can’t use ibuprofen instead of aspirin they are not solar enough and NSAIDs work different pathways and enzymes in body. So your results will not be the same.

  30. Nat says

    Hi everyone, im mexican so sorry for my english.
    Im 18, and i have a battle with acne since i was 11.
    I try this tonight, I was afraid of feeling pain with the baking soda,
    But i just felt hot in my face, wasn’t that painful.
    I feel my skin so soft, the pain of touching my big inffected pimples
    go away, my pores are smaller and my big inffected pimples too.
    I hope too see more changes in the morning
    So i will keep posting!!

  31. casey says

    Trying this for the first time tonight but I’ve used aspirin paste before for spot treatment over night it works amazingly!! I also use the oil cleansing method been doing it for a half a year now and my skin is a million times better than it was and so soft. I work in the mines tho and every time I’m up there it seems like I get blackheads I think from the taconite dust. So I’m hoping that this treatment will help with those pesky little things!

  32. Heather says

    I want to do the aspirin,lemon juice, and baking soda mask but I also already do the oil cleansing method so I was wondering do I do the oil cleansing method first and then do the aspirin,lemon juice and baking soda after i clean my face using the oil cleansing method. Please help I’m trying to clean my face now but don’t know what to use first. Thanks ALOT!!!

  33. Liz says

    May, Sia, and Nikki, I’m surprised no one has posted a reply yet to the questions about using this on teenagers or pregnant women. It absolutely should NOT be used on pregnant women or anyone under age 18. Putting aspirin on your skin is the same as ingesting it. Read the label on an aspirin bottle.

  34. Elisa says

    This mask worked very nice. No burning sensation on the skin afterwards or what so ever. I guess if you have a sensitive skin, don’t do it!

  35. shanon hyatt says

    Ok so I was intrigued with this Aspirin,lemon and baking soda mask by Dr. Oz and I decided to try it-I never had a problem with acne until I was in my 40’s-I guess I have what they call adult acne. Well I hate it and tried lots of stuff & money that didn’t work or even help- I wake up every morning with big red patches and pimples surrounding my nose,forehead, cheeks and upper lip-so I gave this a try and this is what my experience was-My face is so much more shiny, smooth and clear of red blotches/pimples-I never did feel the burning as others described-only tingling and tightness.I would use this 1-2 times weekly.

  36. michelle says

    love it..i have oily skin ..tingled a little when I started to wipe with the water/baking soda..but my skin feels so good ill def use it again

  37. Michelle says

    For those wondering about the Oil cleansing method and this lemon mixture…. if you have normal or dry skin take a day off of the oil cleaning method. If you have oily skin it should be okay if you do both, but its not neccessry you are cleaning your face with this mask so if you would like to was your face twice feel free. • For dry skin you may want to use a moisturizer after the peel (a little dab of extra virgin olive oil is great it brings your skin back to its pH level after the baking soda). Personally I would use this once a week on normal or dry skin twice on oily skin.

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  39. Aysh says

    i want to ask that i am in PAK, i ddn’t find Aspirin in medical store.. here i got Disprin .. can i use disprin instead of aspirin???? plz tell me. i have brown spots on my face i want to get rid of them by home remedy.

  40. Lalalalalal says

    Some of these people up on here are lying… they already have “clear” faces, and when they apply the gunk to their faces… they see what they already had. Blind people these days. These are probably good if your a make-up user…

  41. Aziz says

    AOA,I am from pakistan. here aspirine is banned however could be available from LAHORE,

    I think dispirine and aspirine have same composition only elemement in composition have been replaced their position what you say?
    At the end i will say remide of aspirine looks good

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