How To Make Facial Chemical Peels At Home

At home aspirin face peel mask

Which is better - facial chemical peels made at home or professional ones? 

Well lots of people with various skin issues find home made, online, or professional peels incredibly helpful. 

NOTE: The picture above is the start of a at-home "chemical" peel. It's two regular aspirins that you crush and add water to make a paste them massage all over your face.

When people think of chemical peels - they think harsh chemicals found in a dermatologist office. But, technically, aspirin contains salicylic acid - which is a type of chemical that is very effective at exfoliating dead skin cells.

If you ever wanted to look good without makeup - facial chemical peels are an important step for a smoother complexion.

Whether you have a professional chemical peel, a home glycolic peel, or just a simple make it yourself at home exfoliating mask.............

Your skin will definitely look different. It'll look smoother, fresher and plumper. 

I love peels and do a variety of them at least a few times a week.

skin discoloration from acne

Over time chemical peels reduce wrinkles, smooth out pigmentation, and even help with acne scars.

How do they work? Well, most home peels use a gentle acid solution – like alpha and beta hydroxy acids - that’s carefully prepared to remove old dead skin cells.

Glycolic acid refines your skin by facilitating collagen production. It also acts as an exfoliant.




So while the chemical peel helps you control any excess oil, it’s also helps your skin recover its elasticity and shine.

For an anti-wrinkle treatment you can't get many things more effective than facial chemical peels.

Now, you could go out and spend literally hundreds of dollars for an acid peel, but why not do it in the comfort and privacy of your own home. It’s not hard to do, and it saves a lot of money.

Homemade facial peels won't be as aggressive as ones you purchase on-line, but they are a great way to start if you've never had one and are wonderful to use in between professional facial peels.

Simple "How To" for an Alpha Hyrdroxy Acid Peel - Best For Dry Skin

  • Mix equal parts of yogurt and sugar together in a bowl form a paste like consistency.
  • Apply this paste all over your face and neck – avoid delicate eye area. Keep the mask on for 15 minutes or so then massage light and rinse off.


The Yogurt and sugar both contain glycolic and lactic acid which help eat away the dead and damaged tissues cells, revealing a smoother, brighter tone complexion underneath.

Try this a few times a week for beautiful skin


Simple "How To" for an Beta Hydroxy Acid Peel – Best for Oily Skin

  • Take two plain aspirins and place in a bowl with a few teaspoons of water…just enough to soften it. Once it is soft, crush it with a spoon and add more water to make a paste. Some people also like to add lemon juice, but be careful not to irritate the skin if it's sensitive.
  • Apply this paste all over – avoiding the eye area and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Make sure to rinse this off very well. Some people like to neutralize the acid by rinsing with a mixture of baking soda and water. You can make this by mixing a teaspoon of baking soda into a bowl of water and apply it with a wash cloth or cotton ball. Then rinse with clean water.

Aspirin contains salicylic acid which is oil soluble and this is why this peel is great for oily skin.


Need a Stronger Facial Chemical Peel?

Generally experts recommend starting your at home glycolic peel routine with a product that has between 10-20 percent acid levels.

This does two things. It lets you test your skin’s sensitivity. Also, it allows your skin to adjust to the treatment.

Once the dermis has adjusted to this level, if you need more visible, dramatic results, consider using a 30% esthetician grade peel.

This type of peel is more likely to give you better results if you’re interested in:

  • fading scars, sun damage, dark spots
  • reducing fine lines
  • increasing glow and color
  • reducing bumps and uneven texture
  • flakes or large pores


How To Use a Professional Grade At Home Glycolic Peel

If you decide to use professional grade chemical peels, make sure to test a small area first if you have an extra sensitive complexion.

My favorite is the SKIN ERASER...............

The basic process is a breeze. Use this type of peel only at night due to the high concentration of glycoic acid.

You start out by washing your face as you always do. Then massage the mineral exfoliants clay to remove dead cells and unclog pores.

Afterward use a cotton pad and apply the glycolic acid lightly……Do not rub.

The special combination of ascorbic, glycolic, lactic acid serum helps to further reduce hyperpigmentation and dullness.

While it contains 30% professional grade peel, it's also pH balanced so it's comfortable for most complexions. It is recommended that you only use it twice in the first week to see how your skin reacts.

After that, you would use this facial chemical peel for 5 days on and 5 days off. And, make sure to always use a sunscreen to protect and keep your complexion smooth.

Your skin will very likely tingle after the first or second application. Your product tells you how long to leave the acid in place before rinsing and neutralizing.....so follow directions carefully.

Most important tip, be patient. This process may take up to 10 treatments to see the dramatic results.

For more tips on damaged skin follow this link skin eraser questions and answers.







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