One type of skin exfoliation is called chemical exfoliation, better known as “peels” which can have different meanings, such as resurfacing or exfoliation. It is a type of exfoliation which involves certain chemical products such as phenol, salicylic acid and trichloroacetic acid, but there are also ways to achieve radiant skin with natural peels.
Benefits of natural peels to reveal radiant skin
A growing number of people are discovering the natural powered of chemical exfoliation, or peels, at home. These homemade chemical exfoliating facials are used to effectively remove dry skin and eliminate dead skin cells to make room for new ones, changing rough or scaly skin into soft, smooth skin.
The natural acids used in homemade chemical peels are truly natural; they are extracted from fresh fruits and dairy products which have specific exfoliating qualities.
And everyone, including you, can enjoy a natural spa experience in the comfort of your own home with these homemade chemical peels. It’s very simple; the recipes for these facials are as easy as ABC, accessible and cheap and you probably already have some of the ingredients in your pantry.
Why use natural peels and what are the benefits
What are the requirements and advantages of chemical peels for radiant skin? A good natural facial peel can make your skin look younger and more radiant, while a deep chemical exfoliation may be effective against wrinkles caused from excessive sun exposure, and the benefits of natural peels don’t end there.
There is also the possibility of making streaks less visible and reduce age spots, pigmentation and freckles. Homemade chemical peels can also be effective against acne, clearing blackheads and whiteheads, while splotchy or aging skin can be rejuvenated.
Most importantly, it’s natural; there are no harmful chemical products or dangerous ingredients. You determine the quality of the ingredients by making your own natural chemical peel, and that is a great advantage.
Natural milk facial peel
Milk tones and refreshes the skin, and that’s why it is one of the most popular peels. For this natural peel you will need whole milk (1 cup), dried marigold (1 teaspoon), dried chamomile (1 teaspoon) and dried rose petals (1 teaspoon). Mix all ingredients and refrigerate in a glass jar for 24 hours, strain the mixture, apply to the face and let sit for 15 minutes. Wipe clean with a warm, damp cloth. This natural peel can be used every day.
Natural lemon facial peel
To achieve radiant-looking skin, one of the simplest facial peels is a lemon facial. For this natural peel you will need:
- juice of one lemon
- organic granulated sugar (1 teaspoon)
- corn starch (1 tablespoon)
- rose water (2 tablespoons)
- lemon essential oil (2 drops)
Directions: Mix the corn starch with the rosewater to form a cream, then add the sugar, lemon juice and lemon essential oil; apply to the face and let sit for 15 minutes, then clean with a warm, damp cloth and you will successfully exfoliate your face with this natural peel.
Simple natural peel
Among the simplest natural peels is this one, made from almonds and oatmeal. For this natural peel you will need oatmeal (2 teaspoons) and ground almonds (1 teaspoon). Mix both ingredients together with a splash of warm water to form a paste; apply and let sit for 15 minutes, and then clean with a warm, damp cloth.
Natural honey facial
If you’re looking for one of the simplest peels that can be made quickly, this honey peel is for you. For this natural peel you will need a teaspoon of honey and a few drops of lavender essential oil. Mix both ingredients. It’s recommended that the honey not be very liquid and if it’s pure honey, even better.
To apply, simply cover your whole face and neck, avoiding the eye area. You can use your hands, making circular movements to reach the more difficult areas, such as the neck, chin and sides of the nose. Let sit for 15 minutes, and clean with a warm, damp cloth. You can use other essential oils such as sandalwood, chamomile, mint, etc.
Natural yogurt facial
- Yogurt, like milk, is a fantastic moisturizer to give you radiant skin. For this natural peel, you will need:
- plain yogurt (2 teaspoons)
- facial clay (1/2 teaspoon)
- jojoba oil (1/2 teaspoon)
- sandalwood essential oil (2 teaspoons)
- rose essential oil (1 teaspoon)
Mix all ingredients until they form a smooth cream; apply and let sit for 15 minutes, and then clean with a warm, damp cloth.
Natural aloe vera facial
Aloe vera is another of the most simple and effective natural peels to achieve radiant skin. To obtain the natural gel from the aloe plant, cut a leaf from the plant, you can find more information on how to extract the aloe vera gel here.
Since we’re only using one ingredient, once you have the gel, apply it like a cream over your skin and let sit for about 10 minutes; then clean with a warm, damp cloth and you will see how smooth and rejuvenated the aloe has left your face.
Natural herbal peel
To obtain radiant skin free from impurities, you can make this natural chemical peel based on specific herbs.
You will need:
- oatmeal (8 oz)
- almonds (3 oz)
- dried lavender (2 tsp)
- dried mint (1 tsp)
- dried comfrey leaves (1 tsp)
- facial clay (2 oz)
Directions: blend the oatmeal and almonds, and add the rest of the ingredients to form a smooth cream, adding a bit of warm water if necessary. Apply and let sit for 15 minutes, then clean with a warm, damp cloth. The cream should be refrigerated.
Natural tea tree oil peel
One of the most effective peels for radiant skin. For this natural peel you will need 3 drops of tea tree oil, half a teaspoon of facial clay and 2 or 3 drops of water. Mix to form a smooth cream. Apply and let sit overnight, and clean in the morning with a warm, damp cloth.