Facial Peels for Smoother and Softer Skin


Facial peels are agents which are used to treat skin problems like wrinkles, uneven skin pigmentation and facial blemishes.

Most facial peels are chemical peels which are used to improve the texture of the facial skin by removing the outer damaged layers of the skin.

Trichloroacetic acid, alpha hydroxy acids and phenol are some of the agents which are used in the chemical peels. The disadvantages of using chemical peels are the extended recovery time, redness, irritation and stinging sensation of the skin. In some extreme cases usage of chemical peels can also result in scarring and infection of the skin.

Natural facial peels which are prepared at home do not contain any harmful chemical ingredients and hence are absolutely safe on the skin. These peels utilize natural ingredients which gives the skin a healthier, smoother and softer texture. The following facial peels are easy to prepare and create no adverse effects.

Papaya and Pineapple Facial Peel

Natural enzymes and Alpha Hydroxy acids are found in abundance in pineapples and papayas. The AHA’s; help in removing the outer layers of dead skin. To prepare this exotic fruit facial peel puree one cup of fresh pineapple with half a cup of papaya. To this fruit mixture add a tablespoon of natural honey. Mix well and apply on the face for fifteen to twenty minutes before washing off the peel.

Cucumber and Egg White Facial Peel

This is an excellent anti-wrinkle peel. To prepare this peel, puree a quarter cucumber with an egg white and one teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply this puree evenly on the face for about fifteen minutes before washing it off with cold water. People suffering from hyper pigmentation and excessive fine lines and wrinkles can benefit from this natural peel.

Avocado and Honey Face Peel

Whisk the white of one egg till it become a little stiff. To the whisked egg white, add a quarter piece of avocado which has been pureed. Next add a teaspoon of honey and make it into a smooth paste.

Apply on the face and neck for fifteen to twenty minutes before rinsing off with cold water. This peel has excellent hydrating properties and also reduces skin pigmentation and facial scars.