If you are a beauty addict like us then you dream of trying every little product or procedure that promises glowy youthful-than-ever skin. Peels are one of the greatest finds of the beauty world as they peel away damaged skin allowing glowy healthy skin to appear. While we tend to seek professional chemical peel treatments as it is a harsh procedure that many of us avoid doing on our own, at-home peels are in fact way easier to use than many of us think. Yep, they use harsh acids like AHAs or BHAs to exfoliate the skin, but when used in mild forms and in the right way there is nothing to worry about. They are so popular for their ability to reduce signs of aging, hyperpigmentation, acne, uneven skin tone, what not to love, really!
How do At-Home Peels work?
They peel off only the upper layer of dull, dirty, and dead skin revealing the healthier and more radiant one underneath. The acids found in at-home peels are used to remove the dead skin cells allowing fresher and brighter skin to show and maintaining healthy skin by boosting cell renewal while also maximizing the benefits of your other skincare product.
What’s The Difference Between Peels And Regular Exfoliants?
Using a scrub or acid to exfoliate the skin can be too aggressive on it as you will need to use it more frequently to achieve the result you want. Here where the regular use of at-home peels comes in handy. When used regularly (weekly or monthly) they give us the instant and ultimate radiance we seek for.
These peels only remove the top layer of the skin, which makes them much gentler.
What Are Over The Counter Peels Types?
Peels come in three types; superficial, medium, and deep peel. However, you should never do a deep peel at home. Save that for the top-of-the-line professionals. Most At-home peels fall under the superficial or light peel category.
If you have mild skin problems such as fine wrinkles, uneven skin tone, acne, or dry skin then light peels are for you. They penetrate minimally and exfoliate gently by only removing the topmost layer of the skin.
Keywords: Peels using mandelic, lactic, and low-strength salicylic acid.
These are used for moderate skin problems such as scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, and annoying discoloration, like melasma or age spots. They penetrate more deeply targeting the middle layer of the skin.
Keywords: High-percentage glycolic acid, Jessner, and TCA peels.
As the name suggests, these penetrate deeply into the skin targeting moderate to severe scarring, wrinkles, and discoloration. This one you should leave to professionals and never try at home.
Keywords: High-percentage TCA and phenol chemical peels.
What Are The Benefits?
1 || Removes dead cells in a controlled manner.
2 || Reduces skin dryness giving you the smooth and plumpy texture you dream of.
3 || Reduces discoloration, even your skin tone, and brightening your skin.
4 || Reduces fine lines and wrinkles leaving you with tighter and more youthful-looking skin.
5 || Decongests skin from blocked pores and breakouts.
Can You Make Your Own Peel At Home?
Luckily, you can make your own chemical peel at home depending on your need.
For Dry Skin
Mix ¼ cup white cane sugar with ¼ cup yogurt and Use your fingers to apply the mask to your face, avoiding the eye area. This glycolic acid peel is great for itchy, dry, and irritated skin. It also helps with dark spots. Keep it for 15 minutes before wiping it away with a towel and cool water.
Mix 1 egg white, ½ cup de-seeded cucumber pulp, and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Apply to your face, let it sit for 20 minutes then rinse it with water.
For Acne Scars
Mix 1 teaspoon organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon applesauce. Apply to the face, keep it for 15 minutes then wipe off with a soft cloth and water.
For Sensetive Skin
Mix 1 cup green tea, 1 cup chamomile tea, 1 small cucumber, 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin and 4 ounces of water. Allow the mix to cool in the fridge for about half an hour before applying to your face. leave between 15 to 20 minutes before you peel off and rinse with water.