Demand for homemade chemical peels is increasing every day. A homemade chemical facial peel is an excellent way of exfoliating and sloughing down of the dead skin cells in order to make way for new skin cells.
It helps in removing flaky/rough skin to discover a skin that is truly smooth and beautiful.
Unlike ready-made chemical peels or those used in spas, homemade chemical peels contain natural acids that are generally taken from milk products and fresh fruits. By using homemade chemical peels, you can not only assure that you’re using only natural stuff on your face, you will also be able to enjoy spa-like experience at home, without spending that kind of money.
Ingredients Of Homemade Chemical Peels
A chemical peel is essentially a solution that exfoliates skin and removes the topmost layer of dermis, the one that contains only dead skin cells. The process does not only help in reduction of skin blemishes, fine lines, wrinkles and patchy skin tone, it also makes your face glow with health. A chemical peel is made of a number of chemicals, such as alphahydroxy acid (AHA).
How Does A Homemade Chemical Peel Work?
Homemade chemical peels loosen the dead cells present on the skin and cause them to fall off, thereby revealing newer, healthier skin cells. Depending on the kind of chemicals used, different peels work on different degrees. While Alpha hydroxy peels are known to affect only the surface of skin, TCA and phenol peels are absorbed in a much deeper level of skin.
Alpha Hydroxy Acid Peels
Alpha hydroxy peels are known to be the best and easiest to make homemade chemical peels. Moreover, AHA peels are considered appropriate for first-time users as these peels don’t require any recovery time. AHA peels include lactic, glycolic and citric acids.
How To Make AHA Peel At Home
AHA peel can be made at home using acids found in different vegetables and fruits. Citric acid can be taken from lime juice, strawberry and grapes. Lactic acid is found in powdered skim milk, sour cream, and buttermilk.
Glycolic acid is available in raw sugar cane. Just combine 2 or 3 ingredients at a time to make a chemical peel. Apply the preparation like a facial mask. You can also use a single ingredient at any time on your face. Just apply the mixture of these juices on your face and leave it for 15 minutes. Massage in circular motion before you rinse it with cold water.
Use this treatment at least once a week and see your skin changing from rough and dry to soft and nourished, the one with a healthy and vibrant glow.
Chemical peels should not be used if one’s skin is damaged or sun-burnt. The acid content of chemical peels can further damage the affected areas. Those with oversensitive skin must choose options that are not harsh for skin. Those with sensitive skin should go for gentler options such as glycolic or lactic acid.
Tips & Tricks For Chemical Peels
In order to make sure that chemical peel does not cause an allergic reaction to your skin, carry out a patch tests with a nickel-sized amount on your jaw Line before using it to entire face.
You must also remember to use sunscreen before going out, as your skin becomes more sensitive after peeling it chemically.