Don’t waist money on facial peels that are full of harsh chemicals. Here are five DIY facial peels that you can do at home.
1. Cucumber puree peel.
This is a very easy facial peel to make. Simply just peel one cucumber and cut it in half to remove all the seeds in the middle. Cut up the cucumber into chunks then add it to a blender. I like using my little smoothie blender as there’s no need to bring out a big giant blender to make this. A Magic Bullet is perfect to use to make this peel. After you have pureed the cucumber, pour the mixture onto a paper towel to soak up any excess water. Now pour the cucumber puree into a sauce pan and add aloe vera gel and unflavored gelatin. Put the sauce pan on the stove top and set the temperature to low. Stir until gelatin is completely dissolved then remove the pan from the stove top. Refrigerate the mixture for 30 minutes or until it looks somewhat thick. Now that the peel is finished being made you can apply it to your face. Keep it on your face for at least 20 minutes and then wash it off with warm water.
2. Tomato peel.
If you thought the cucumber peel had too many steps try the tomato peel as it only has two steps. Simply take a tomato, a medium beefsteak works best, and put it in the blender on low. Next put it on your face. That’s it! It’s very simply to make but I must warn you that you’ll need to break out the big blender to make this peel since the smoothie blenders, or Magic Bullets, can’t go on low speed. When the tomato is in the blender it needs to be on the lowest setting the blender has. Also make sure it’s only in the blender for a couple of seconds or it will get too thin and it will be nearly impossible for it to stay on your face.
3. Blackhead removal peel.
This is a peel that I found on beautytips4her that’s great for removing blackheads. As a person with difficult skin myself I find that making peels at home is better than using harsh store bought peels. It’s suggested that you first wash your face with hot water to open your pores up before applying this peel. I have to agree with that, washing your face with hot water first does open up your pores. All you need for this peel is one egg, tissue paper (a brand name of tissue paper is Kleenex), and a brush. First crack the egg open and put only the egg white into a bowl. Stir the egg white and apply it to your face with the brush. A concealer makeup brush works the best. Try to use a makeup brush and not a paint brush. Next cover your face with the tissue paper. The tissue paper needs to be thin so try to use 1-ply if you can. If you have 2-ply simply just separate the piece to make it thinner. After the paper is applied to your face brush on more egg white. Once the peel has completely dried peel the tissue off. You should see blackheads on the tissue once pulled off. This means the peel worked. Wash off any excess residue left on your face.
4. Acne scar removal peel.
I have dealt with acne all my life. This peel helps make the scars not be so noticeable. All you need is cinnamon, nutmeg, honey and lemon. Just take all these ingredients and pour equal amounts into a bowl until you get a consistency that’s thick. You should be using more cinnamon and nutmeg than the honey and lemon. Apply to your face and keep it on there for about 20 minutes. If you have sensitive skin you may find that this peel might have a little burning sensation. If that happens just wash off the peel immediately.
5. Baking soda and orange peel.
This peel works as a great exfoliator. It’s comparable to the same exfoliators that you can buy at a store but it’s much cheaper to make. Simply add one teaspoon of orange juice to 1 teaspoon of baking soda to make the peel. I also suggest trying grapefruit as well. Try to use a fresh orange as already made orange juice may have a lot of added things that you really don’t want to use for your peel. You can also use this mixture as a scrub as well.