Glycolic acid which is also known as a fruit acid is derived from pineapple, cantaloupe, sugarcane and sugar beets. These glycolic acids are considered to be strong exfoliates that they can resurface the skin and smoothen out fine lines and wrinkles. If you have these glycolic acids applied at the spa it will costs you a lot. You can try mixing your own at home for a similar effect and costs you less money. Here are some tips on how to make homemade glycolic acid peel.
Step # 1: Prepare the materials you need.
Materials that you’ll need include pineapple, papaya, a sharp knife, measuring cups, measuring spoons, blender, small bowl, plain gelatin and a microwave. Have them all prepared before going to the next step.
Step # 2: Peel off the pineapple.
Use a knife, preferably the sharp one, to remove the pineapple’s outer skin. Cut some of the inner pulp to fill ½ of the measuring cup.
Step # 3: Peel off the papaya and blend the pulps.
Now peel off the papaya and cut some of its pulp and fill ½ of the measuring cup also. Put the pineapple pulp and papaya pulp together in a blender. Turn on the blender after setting it to “puree”. Keep blending until they form a smooth cream.
Step # 4: Add plain gelatin
After you are finished blending, pour the blended fruit into a small bowl then stir 2 tablespoons of plain gelatin into the mixture. You can add 1 teaspoon honey same time when adding plain gelatin with the mixture. This will offer a soothing effect. Apply the peel to your face once a week and throw left mixture.
Step # 5: Place the bowl in a microwave
Put the bowl with mixture in the microwave and let it stay there for around 30 seconds or until the gelatin dissolves. Then remove the bowl from the microwave and refrigerate it. Refrigeration will take 20 minutes or until gelatin loosely sets.
Step # 6: Application of the glycolic acid peel
Use clean finger tips to apply the glycolic acid peel to your skin and allow the peel to stay on your skin for 15 minutes. After the waiting period, gently peel it off. Do not apply peel more than once a week because it will cause redness and burning to your face.
Step #7: Try using sugarcane as substitute to pineapple.
Pour the sugar cane into a bowl using one with small granules. Large granules can cut or scratch the skin. Add lemon juice and stir until it forms a paste. Combining a lemon juice which contains citric acid will enhance the effectiveness of the peel.
Step #8: Apply this glycolic acid peel to your face.
Apply the peel to your T-zone and cheekbones using your clean fingertips. Spread the mixture evenly to your face using small circular motions. Allow the peel to stay for 10 minutes after which you can rinse it off with lukewarm water. You can apply facial moisturizer to protect your skin from drying.
These are steps to take note of when creating homemade glycolic acid peel. All you need is either pineapple or sugar cane as your main ingredients. From here, you can make a concoction that will make you look more beautiful.