Making your own facial peels are fun.. and easy! They cost less and you can do it, anytime your fridge is full of fruits that might expire. Facial peels help exfoliate dead skin cells, loosening and peeling them away while lifting dirt from pores and stimulating collagen production. The sky’s the limit once you get creative with homemade beauty recipes, but it’s best to start with a basic formula and then experiment by adding your own favorite ingredients. Incorporate facial peels into your beauty routine once a week, at most.
How do you do it? Well, just juice each fruit, including the skin and make a puree. Blend it with gelatin to make a little sticky base for your facial needs. Put them on a microwave until the gelatin melts and let it cool until it thickens and settles in. Wash your face and dry it with a towel before applying the mixture on your face. Avoid getting the mixture on your eyes, nostrils, and mouth. Let the facial peel set for roughly 15 to 20 minutes. Once it dries, you can wash it off your face with warm water.
Combine 1 tbsp. of plain gelatin powder and 1/2 cup of fruit or vegetable juice in a medium, non-metal bowl. Which fruit or vegetable juice you use depends on your skin type. If you have oily skin, use tomato, lemon, orange, lime or grapefruit juice. Cranberry and carrot juices are beneficial for all skin types. Apricot, apple, raspberry, papaya, pear and peach juices are good for dry skin.
Heat gelatin in a pan, checking every 20 seconds, until the gelatin is almost fully dissolved, then add the vegetable juice/mixture.
Place the bowl with the resulting mixture into the refrigerator, and give it a quick stir every five minutes after 15 minutes have passed. When the gelatin is noticeably thicker but not yet fully set—usually after 20 to 30 minutes—remove it from the refrigerator.
Wet a towel with warm water—as hot as you can comfortably tolerate when in contact with your face—and squeeze out the excess water. Apply this warm towel to your face for two to three minutes to help open your pores. Pat your skin dry with a soft, dry towel.
Dip your fingers in the gelatin and smooth it across your face in a light layer, staying away from your eyebrows and hairline. Leave it in place for 20 to 30 minutes or until the mask is no longer tacky to the touch.
Peel the mask away from your skin, starting at your forehead and working down. Rinse your face with cool water to help close the pores, then pat dry.
My Top 5 Homemade Facial Masks are:
1. Cucumber Paste Peel
Blend the cucumber (skin, seeds , the entire lot) and melt some gelatin in a pan. Add some water to make it more applicable. As the gelatin thickens, add the cucumber puree to it. Leave mixture in fridge for 30 minutes. Apply slurry evenly to your entire face and leave for 20 minutes. Once it becomes a firm mask (no longer sticky) peel it off.. and enjoy your glowing, gorgeous skin.
2. Papaya Juice Facial
This healthy vegetable has the power to revitalize and restore the perfect condition of your skin. All you have to do is remove the seeds and peel of the papaya and place the slices into a blender to have the healthy and soothing juice. Then you’ll also need some gelatin you can melt in a pan, add a few drops of water to make it even more applicable. As the gelatin reached the desired texture make sure you add the papaya juice to it. Leave the mixture in the fridge for at least 15-20 minutes. Finally apply it to your face and again leave it on for 15 minutes then rinse it off with tepid water.
3. Tomato Paste Facial
Thanks to the numerous anti-oxidants you can find in tomato it can be used as one of the healthiest treatments for a dry and damaged skin. For this recipe you’ll need a ripe tomato which you can blend to make a fine paste of it. Make sure it doesn’t turn into a juice and reaches the perfect texture. Leave the mask on for at least 20 minutes then wash it off with cold water this time. Repeat the rituals more times per week if you’re skin needs emergency help.
4. Avocado Skin Peel
Natural facial masks are perfect to pamper our complexion with the soothing and healthy treatments. Whip an egg white and add a teaspoon of honey to it as well as a cup of mashed avocado. Mix these ingredients and prepare a fine paste to apply it to the face. Leave it for at least 15 minutes until it dries. Finally you’ll be able to peel it off. Choose this fabulous recipe if you’re eager to enjoy the benefits of a green facial.
5. Orange and Lemon Peel
Prepare the juice of an orange and one lemon and pour it into a medium bowl. Add a tiny packet of gelatin to it and heat the whole mixture until the gelatin dissolves. Finally leave it in the fridge to cool down for a few minutes. Additionally you should also add a beaten egg yolk to the whole paste. Apply the mixture to the cleansed complexion and leave it on for at least 25-30 minutes. Peel it off and voila! Beautiful skin!