Who says facial treatments have to be expensive? We’ll explore the benefits of you making homemade anti-aging facial peels that will help you smoothen fine lines and wrinkles. Get started and use it consistently!
Cosmeceutical companies make peels and creams that are purported to make you look younger. However, we’ve found that most of the powerful ingredients in these products can be made at home.
You don’t have to spend $90 or more per bottle to have the benefits of facial peels.
There are two main components in these facial peels: alpha and beta hydroxy acids. They’re exfoliants that help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. They also reduce dark spots on the skin, which will help you look and feel younger. They should be used every single day for the best effects. These ingredients are wallet-friendly and cheaper than most of the facial products out there. To top it all off, they work just as well, or even better than, your off-the-shelf cosmetic products.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids Facial Peel
Alpha hydroxy acids uncover healthier skin beneath your older skin, and help younger cells come to the surface. The alpha facial peel is quite simple to make:
- ¼ cup of fine cane sugar
- ¼ cup of plain yogurt
- 1 egg white mixed with 2 tsp of water
- ¼ cup fine cane sugar
Whisk all the ingredients in bowl. It should become a slightly granulated paste. Apply this to your face, neck, and forehead. Try not to get too close to the eyes as it can be irritating. Wait 10-15 minutes for the peel to work on your skin. You can choose to scrub your skin and exfoliate. Then, use cotton balls or a washcloth to gently wipe the mixture off your face, or wash it off with cool water.
Beta Hydroxy Acids Facial Peel
Beta hydroxy acid peels should be used every day after you’ve done your alpha peels. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 tbsp baking soda
- ¼ cup of water
- 10 uncoated aspirin (crushed)
- 4-5 drops fresh lemon juice
Dissolve the baking soda with water. Crush up the aspirin and add it to the baking soda mixture. Add the lemon juice to activate the baking soda and aspirin. The mixture should be a fine paste. Apply it all over your face, forehead, cheeks, neck, and around the eyes (be careful not to get too close). Allow it to set for 10-15 minutes. Then, use a cotton ball or just cool water to wash it off.
Facial Peel for Sensitive Skin
If your skin is more sensitive, you can still make a facial peel suitable for you. All you need are two ingredients: green tea, and cucumber. Make a cup of green tea and let it cool to room temperature. Peel half a cucumber, and put it in a blender along with the cooled tea. Blend it up and apply it to your skin. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes before removing.
These facial peels are effective and extremely cheap compared to some other products that are on the market. Make sure that you moisturize your face after the alpha and beta facial peels as they are exfoliating.
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