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The Best Home Face Peels

Updated April 17, 2017

Making face peels at home allows you to use common ingredients found in your pantry and/or refrigerator. Natural skin care means there are no harsh chemicals on your skin or in the environment. The purpose of a face peel is to remove dead skin cells. Skin cells build up and cause skin to look dull. Once layers of dead skin cells have been removed by the facial peels, the new skin can receive the anti-ageing nutrients and moisturisers. Always apply face peels in a circular motion, being careful not to apply undue pressure.

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Cucumber Peel

Cucumber tightens the skin and helps smooth out wrinkles. Combine the juice of one small cucumber with 59.1ml. of chamomile tea, 56.7gr. of green tea, one pack of unflavored gelatin and 28.4gr. of aloe vera gel in a saucepan. Heat at low temperature until the gelatin dissolves and the ingredients are well mixed. Pour the contents into a glass bowl and refrigerate until the gelatin begins to thicken slightly. Apply the cucumber peel to your face and allow it to dry. After 20 minutes, peel the mask off and rinse your face with warm water. Chamomile and green tea reduce redness and provide skin with moisture, according to Skin Care Recipes and remedies.

Papaya Peel

Papaya contains papain, an enzyme that removes dead skin cells. Combine unflavored gelatin with 3 tbsp of distilled water. Stir over low heat until the gelatin dissolves. Cut up the papaya into small chunks, blend until you have a purée, strain the solids and keep the juice. Combine the juice with the gelatin, stirring well. Pour the contents into a glass bowl and refrigerate until the gelatin begins to set. Apply the peel to your face and wait 15 minutes. Use a warm, wet cloth to remove the peel from your face.

Fruit Juice Facial Peel

Cranberry juice is suitable for all skin types, according to Skin Care Become Gorgeous: Fruit Juice Facial Peel Combine 1 tbsp of unflavored gelatin with 1/2 cup of fruit or vegetable juice. Add 1 tbsp of honey. Heat the ingredients in the microwave or on the stove over low heat, stirring to dissolve the gelatin. Pour the ingredients into a bowl, and refrigerate until slightly thickened. Apply the facial and wait 15 to 20 minutes. Peel off the mask and rinse your face with warm water. Apply moisturiser, if desired.

Cocoa Face Mask

Cocoa is good for skin due to its antioxidants and moisturising oils. Honey is a natural healer of skin blemishes and imperfections. Mix 1/3 cup of cocoa powder with 1/4 cup of honey and 2 tbsp of double cream. The cream has lactic acid, which removes dead skin cells. When ingredients are well blended, apply the mask to your face. Always apply facials in a circular motion with a light touch. Roughness can break the skin or pull it down instead of up and out.

Brown Sugar Honey Peel

Honey is an antibacterial that naturally leaves skin feeling soft and looking more youthful. Brown sugar provides the exfoliant to remove dry skin cells. Mix 1/4 cup of honey with 2 tbsp of brown sugar. Mix 1 tbsp of unflavored gelatin in 3 tbsp of warm water. Add the dissolved gelatin to the sugar-honey mixture. Wait 10 minutes, then apply the facial. Use a wash cloth to apply in circular motions. Do not apply unnecessary pressure. Wait 20 minutes, then peel the mask off and rinse your face with warm water. Splash your face with cool water to close the pores.

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About the Author

Barbara Stanley has been writing since 2003. Her stories have appeared in many national publications such as "Country Woman," "Wildbird," "Grit," "Capper's" and over a dozen more. She has a story on past loves published in the book, "If only I Could Tell You." Stanley has studied at the Pearl River Community College and the University of Southern Mississippi.

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