Knowing how to make your very own fabulous facial peels is handy if you ever need to do a last-minute facial at home before a big event. Facial peels remove dead skin cells, exfoliate and leave your skin glowing and refreshed. In addition to the cosmetic benefits, other benefits to knowing these recipes include being able to do it from the comfort of your own home while watching your favorite tv show, as well as not having to deal with the large price tag that many spas charge.
Papaya, Pineapple and Honey Peel
One thing you’ll find is that many at-home facial peels utilize the natural enzymes found in fruits and vegetables to slough off dead skin cells. While many may be familiar with sugar scrubs or other abrasive materials that roughly remove these dead skin cells, the enzymes found in certain foods will gently remove old and dead skin cells and let your vibrant, dewy skin shine through. To make this chemical peel you’ll need:
1 cup fresh Pineapple
½ cup fresh Papaya
1 tablespoon dark organic honey
Once you’ve gathered all of your ingredients, start with the pineapple and peel, core and slice it into large chunks. Next, peel and dice the papaya and throw the pineapple and papaya chunks into a food processor. Turn the food processor on until the mixture is well-blended. Then, add the honey and mix all the ingredients together again. You should have a mixture that is a little thicker than cake batter so that, when you apply it, it doesn’t run down your face. Spread the mixture over your face with your fingertips while making sure to keep clear of your eyes. Lie down and let it sit on your face for 15-20 minutes. Then wash it off with lukewarm water. Finish with a splash of cold water and you should notice an immediate difference.
Orange and Lemon Peel
This peel is an overall crowd pleaser, due not only to its wonderful results, but also to the energizing and refreshing citrus smell that you get to enjoy while using the peel. For this peel you’ll need:
A small packet of plain gelatin
1 Egg (Yolk)
First, juice the orange and the lemon and combine the juices in a medium bowl. Next, add the packet of gelatin to it and heat the mixture on the stove until the gelatin dissolves. This can also be done in the microwave, but if you do it on the stove you will have more control over the gelatin. Next, move the mixture into the fridge to cool, which should take between 15 and 20 minutes. After the mixture has cooled, mix in the yolk of one egg. Make sure to first cleanse and gently pat your face dry before adding the mixture. Apply the mask and sit for 25-30 minutes. To remove, rinse it off with lukewarm water, again finishing off with a splash of cold water. After this, you’ll feel and look completely energized.