- A TikTok video is showing teens how to apply a face mask made of aspirin as a treatment for acne.
- Experts say aspirin has acidic qualities and can burn the skin if applied incorrectly.
- They recommend people be cautious of any medical advice they see on any social media platform and consult medical professionals instead.
Kids, don’t try this at home.
That’s doctors’ orders after news broke recently of a viral TikTok video showing a user named Mallory Le mixing crushed aspirin with water.
The girl then smeared the resulting paste on her face like a mask as a cure for acne.
Almost every doctor contacted by Healthline used the term “bad idea” when hearing about the video.
“This is a bad idea,” Dr. Susan