Home made natural facial peel for party ready skin


Facial peels are also known as AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) peels.  Home made ones use naturally occurring acids to break down the bonds between dead skin cells so that they easily slough off leaving glowing, new skin below.  A peel can also increase the thickness of the deeper layers of skin, increasing firmness. They can  help remove facial age spots and fine lines.  These acids include citric acid (in citrus fruits such as lemon), glycolic acid (sugar), malic acid (apples), tartaric acid (grapes). You can get commercial ones but by making your own, you avoid any toxic additives.   

Be aware however that these peels can make your skin drier so moisturise well.  They can also make your skin more sun sensitive so use plenty of sun screen.  Discontinue use if your skin becomes at all irritated and take extra care if you have sensitive skin.  You might want to do a patch test first.

Try this malic acid peel
You will need

2 tbsp stewed apples - peel, core and dice a medium apple and place in a saucepan with a little water.  Cook over a low heat until the apples go to a liquid mush.

2 tsp apple cider vinegar

Allow the apples to cool then mix with the apple cider vinegar.  Apply to your face with circular movements avoiding the eye area.  Leave for 10 minutes then rinse with warm water. 

Moisturise well.


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