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How Do I Make a Home Face Peel?

By A. Rohlandt
Updated Feb 15, 2024
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A specific ingredient can have exfoliating, moisturizing, revitalizing, or firming effects, so choose the ingredients and fruit according to your skin's needs. Peel the fruit, cut it into pieces, and blend it into a smooth pulp. Strain the pulp and save the solids, as this is what you'll add to the gelatin. Heat 1.5 ounces (45 mL) mineral water, add one packet of plain gelatin, stir, and allow to simmer over a low heat until the gelatin has dissolved. Add the fruit pulp and any other ingredients, such as honey, and refrigerate the gelatin mixture until it begins to firm. Once the mixture reaches a stage where it's firm but still soft, it's ready to use.

The first thing that comes to mind with the phrase "home face peel" is probably a chemical peel or an exfoliating face feel. These peels are usually made with citrus fruits, papaya, and pineapple. These fruits contain chemicals that help exfoliate the skin, and this can be help get rid of age spots, fine lines, and blocked pores. Other fruits with exfoliating effects include blackberries, bananas, and apples.

If you want to make a moisturizing home face peel, you could use some avocado mixed in with the gelatin. You could also add 1 teaspoon (5 mL) of honey and a whisked egg white to this face peel. The egg white helps to firm the skin, while the avocado and honey work together to moisturize. This face peel may also help speed up the healing process and may help to get rid of scarring.

A revitalizing home face peel can also be made using an egg yolk, 0.125 cup (31.25 mL) of citrus fruit, 1 teaspoon (5 mL) of honey, and a packet of gelatin. The egg yolk and honey in this face peel moisturize and nourish the skin, while the citrus fruit helps get rid of dead skin cells. The exfoliating effect of this face peel helps to reveal "new" and glowing skin and may also help the skin regenerate.

If you want to make a firming home face peel, you can use the pulp of one orange and one lemon mixed with the gelatin. You could also add a beaten egg white, but this is optional. The gelatin helps to soften the skin, and as it dries, it firms and helps to tone the skin. The citrus fruit has an exfoliating and toning effect, and if you decide to add some egg white, this will also help firm the skin.

Home face peels are quick and easy to make, and you're free to experiment with different ingredients, but it's best to do a test patch 24 hours before you plan to try a specific home face peel for the first time. A test patch will give you some idea of the end results you can expect and will indicate how your skin will react to the mixture. If you notice any redness, puffiness or other irritation, don't use the mask, and try a recipe that contains different ingredients.

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Discussion Comments
By Talentryto — On Nov 25, 2014

Regardless of your favorite ingredients to use in a home face peel, mixing in some dried out meal will make it even better. Oatmeal acts as mild abrasive that is great for removing flaky, dried skin. Mixed with other home face peel ingredients will make it easy to apply.

By Raynbow — On Nov 24, 2014

I also think that using the juice and pulp of a cantaloupe is a good way to make a soothing face peel. Not only does this type of home peel smell great, but it also polishes and nourishes the skin.

All you have to do to make a home face peel out of a cantaloupe is cut one in half and spoon out some of the soft, juicy pulp. The best part of the melon to use for this purpose is located in the center around the seeds.

Next, mash the pulp and juice together to create a smooth texture. Place it in the refrigerator for a while to chill it, if you prefer your face peel to be cool to the skin.

Finally, rub the cantaloupe peel on your face, and allow it to soak in for at least 15 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water, and enjoy your soft, fresh skin!

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