In my previous post, I have shared BHA Chemical Peel or Salicylic Acid Peel. Salicylic acid peels are known for its superficial chemical peel that only affects the outermost layers of our skin. It is a two step process, where you apply acid first and later apply a neutralizer to stop the acidic process. And I have clearly said; use this peel once in 15-20 days. This peel not just helps in reducing the pimple or acne production but also helps in reducing marks and scars.
However, in today’s post I am sharing DIY Chemical Peel but AHA Chemical Peel or Glycolic Acid Peel. AHA stands for Alpha Hydroxy Acid and it is the mildest chemical peel one can try at home. It is mainly for skin lightening, removal of fade pimple marks or scars, etc. However, regular treatments can help with removing fine lines, brown marks and dry spots due to aging or sun damage as well. Alpha Hydroxy Acid is mainly derived from fruits and vegetables. The main acids used for this treatment are – Citric acid, Glycolic acid, Lactic acid, Malic acid and Tartaric acid. These acids are used in a combination to get the best result out of it.
Side Effects – After using this peel, one need to be very particular about the sunscreen usage. And moreover, I suggest apply this peel in night before sleeping because after applying this peel one should not step into sun for 3-4 hours. Nevertheless, it’s just a 30 minutes procedure so it’s easy to spare at least 30 minutes for your skin. Another thing, if your skin irritates a lot stop using it however little tingling on skin is okay.
For lactic acid I am using yogurt but if you have a dry skin you can use full cream raw milk (not boiled). This facemask will help in lightening the pimple marks but also helps in rejuvenating the skin cells. Yogurt contains zinc that helps to attain a clear skin, and also removes blemishes and acne. I suggest you to use normal yogurt not those fat free ones. Yogurt is also known for its excellent scrub qualities for sensitive skin and you left with moisturised and glowing skin.
Now let’s talk about another acid i.e. glycolic acid or citric acid. You can combine any of these acids in lactic acid (yogurt or milk) to make the AHA Chemical Peel. I am using Citric acid i.e. lemon juice or Orange Juice. For Glycolic acid you can use sugar (sugarcane) also. I prefer lemon juice because of its known properties for removing scars and marks and also provide enough of vitamin C which rejuvenates our skin cells. You can also use lemon or orange essential oils.
Let’s note down the procedure and ingredients to make this wonderful AHA Chemical Peel at home. Continue reading DIY – AHA Chemical Peel at Home for Rejuvenated and Clear Skin