Growing up in Alaska, glacial silt was the commonly used ingredient for do-it-yourself facial peels and it worked wonders. After moving, however, I had to find a new source for my at-home face peel, and after a little research and some trial and error, I settled on these five as being the best.
This one seems to be fairly popular with a wide range of people and for good reason, the refreshing main ingredient of cucumber is also considered to be an anti-aging agent. Procure and combine the following ingredients for your DIY cucumber peel:
1 Large Cucumber – Peel and remove seeds from your cucumber before use
1.5 Ounces of Aloe Vera Gel
1 Tablespoon of Gelatin
For this facial peel it works best if you heat the ingredients and stir them for even mixing then allow them to cool down before applying. Allow the peel to try on your face for about 25-30 minutes and the wash off.
Another common face peel is the fruit/vegetable peel. You can use your favorite fruit or veggie as the main ingredient, find out all of the details on eHow. This is a great peel for pore maintenance because of the drying affect of the other ingredients and the fact that you can use higher or lower alkaline fruits or vegetables as your primary ingredient depending on your skin’s condition.
Egg White Facial Peel
This peel is certainly the simplest of any I’ve tried. Most people have eggs around their house already and if not they’re inexpensive, especially at two egg whites per peel.
Separate two egg whites from their yokes and whisk together until you have a fairly uniform consistency. Now apply to your face and let it set for approximately 25-30 minutes before washing clean. The extra dryness that this peel provides is great for those with blackheads.
If you have dry skin on your face then a moisturizing facial peel such as the milk peel is probably what you want to use. Add equal parts aloe vera gel and powdered milk then combine with an essential oil of your choice (something scented is always nice) until you get paste consistency. Apply the mask to your face for 25-30 minutes before washing off for best results.
I chose to put the tomato peel separate to the fruit and veggie peel as it serves a very specific purpose. The high acidity of tomatoes are useful for restoring the pH level in damaged skin to a more normal state. If you suffer from blemishes on your face this is probably the facial peel you’ll want to try first. See HudaBeauty for complete instructions.