Homemade Chemical Peel Recipes – All Natural Ingredients
Chemical peels are great for addressing a multitude of skin concerns including fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, pigmentation and age spots, acne and acne scaring, large pores and blackheads.
They resurface the skin, thicken the dermis, increase cellular turnover and stimulate collagen production.
But if the thought of going to a professional to have acid put on your face scares the hell out of you why not make your own chemical peel out of all natural ingredients you could already have lying around in your fridge, cupboards or garden!
I’m going to give you a couple of my favourite homemade chemical peel recipes you can try yourself from the comfort of your own home.
They are so quick and easy!
A great way to introduce yourself to chemical peels if you find them a little daunting but have always wanted to try one
Or maybe you’re on a budget, making your own skincare is a fab way of saving the pennies.
What is actually in a chemical peel?
Most chemical peels contain acids that all derive from natural sourses, these are mainly AHA’s (Alpha Hydoxy Acids) usually glycolic acid which derives from sugar cane.
BHA’s (Beta Hydroxy Acids) like salicylic acid, this comes from Asprin and lactic acids which come from milk.
Citric and malic acid come from fruit. All the above are known to be effective in stimulating skin repair, increasing collagen production, increasing skin thickness, improving skin elasticity, diminishing acne, improving skin texture, improving skin tone and decreasing enlarged pores.
Natural Skin Peels
In actual fact The Queen Cleopatra herself was famously known for bathing in sour milk to improve the look and texture of her skin and we now know that milk contains lactic acid and naturally occurring AHA’s explaining her beautiful complexion.
Having this information means for Authors like Sue Dolan M.Ed, researcher and instructor on anti aging skincare and facial rejuvenation for the Skin Care Resource Centre and expert author on ageing skin concerns, she can create natural skin care recipes like the ones I’m going to share with you today.
So grab yourself a mixing bowl and a whisk, go run yourself a bublebath, pour a yourself a chilled glass of rose` and prepare for glowing, radiant skin.
The Best Natural Homemade Peel For Acne
What You’ll Need
- 5 plain aspirin tablets
- 5 pot marigold (calendula) flowers
- 1 egg white
1 ) Finely grind the plain aspirin tablets, (a coffee grinder or mortar and pestle works quite well).
2 ) Finely chop the marigold flowers.
3 ) Beat the egg white in a mixer until thick and foamy.
4 ) Add the marigold flowers and aspirin tablets and mix again until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
5 ) Apply to skin for 15 to 20 minutes until set.
6 ) Rinse well with warm water.
Natural Homemade Peel For Normal Skin/All Skin Types
Heavenly Power Peel
What You’ll Need
- 1/8 cup soy milk powder
- 2 to 3 tablespoons apricot nectar or juice
- 2 tablespoons coconut milk
- 1/8 cup dark cocoa powder
1 ) Combine all ingredients and whisk together into a smooth paste.
2 ) Gently massage into skin.
3 ) Let set for 15 to 20 minutes.
4 ) Rinse well with warm water.
Theses recipes for all natural homemade face peels are just the tip of the iceberg for what can be found in the Skinsationals Natural Skincare Recipe Book.
If you fancy making your own skincare from scrubs to moisturisers for all skin types and concerns Jill Dolan has really got it covered.