What is a peeling or peel?
It is a beauty treatment that seeks to remove the top layers of dead skin cells. By removing the dead skin, a peeling promotes growth of new skin and fades away wrinkles. If you suffer from lupus or have broken capillaries, do not get a peeling done.
To get a peeling done at home wash your face with a cleansing cream with no oil. Then, apply the natural peel (recipes below) using the tips of your fingers all over your face. Be careful not to get it into your eyes or mouth. It is normal for the peeling to sting a little. But if it stings a lot, rinse immediately.
Homemade Facial Peelings
Fruit Face Peel
Lemon Face Peeling
This peel is a bit strong. It is especially recommended to reduce deep wrinkles. Mix equal parts lemon juice and distilled water and apply. Leave it on for five minutes and rinse. After removing the peeling you may apply a moisturizer that contains no petroleum jelly. This peel can be repeated three times a week. After two weeks of using it, you may increase the ingredients to two parts of lemon juice for one of distilled water. You will see results in about three months.
For this herbal peel you will need 1/4 cup hot water and a teaspoon of each of these dried herbs: parsley, chamomile and wild rose (rose hip, rosehip). Place herbs in hot water and let them steep for 15 minutes. Before applying make sure that it is not hot.
Papaya and Pineapple Facial Peel
Blend a piece of papaya and a piece of pineapple in a blender. Mix the puree with raw honey.
Place a damp warm towel over your face for at least five minutes to open facial pores. Remove the towel and pat dry your face with a clean towel.
Spread a thin layer of the papaya, pineapple, and honey mixture over your face. Leave it on the face for at least 15 minutes. Avoid getting the mixture in your eyes or hair.
Rinse the peel from your face with cool water and pat dry with a clean towel.