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What you didn’t know: It can help zap pim­ples and plan­tar warts.

Sal­i­cylic acid, found in aspirin, is also the main in­gre­di­ent in many acne prepa­ra­tions. As an emer­gency rem­edy for pim­ples, Dr Kot­sir­i­los sug­gests crush­ing

sol­u­ble aspirin with manuka honey. Re­search has also shown ap­ply­ing sal­i­cylic acid di­rect to plan­tar warts on the soles of the feet can work well.


“Some peo­ple are sen­si­tive to aspirin, so it’s best to do a patch test be­fore ap­ply­ing it to your face,”

ad­vises Dr Kot­sir­i­los.

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