All girls strive to give their face an even tone, a radiant effect, cleanse pores and prolong the youthfulness of their skin. Many rush to the beauty parlor. However, it is not necessary to do this at all, because any woman can perform face peels using fruit acids at home. Homemade fruit acid facials are easy to use, effective, inexpensive, and proven over many generations.
To become beautiful and well-groomed, with a great desire, is a feasible goal. But in order to achieve the desired results, daily work on yourself will be required. Skin care is necessary for any girl, especially after twenty-five years. It is necessary to remove the layer of dead cells and saturate the skin with oxygen to rejuvenate it.
Fruit acid and its effect on the skin of the face
Fruit acids – AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) are organic acids found in a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. These acids are remarkable in that in concentrations from 20% to 70% they effectively affect both the upper layer of the skin and the dermis – its deeper layers.
Fruit acids will ideally cope with age spots, acne and small wrinkles at the stage of early aging. AHAs also help to even out the relief of the skin, give it elasticity and improve complexion. These acids have a number of properties: moisturize, heal, exfoliate, cleanse, rejuvenate and have an anti-inflammatory effect.
The effect of fruit peeling lies in special substances that act on the skin. They carefully remove old cells, thereby releasing new, younger ones. At the same time, small wrinkles are smoothed, blackheads and excessive shine are cleansed, oxygen exchange is normalized and the tone of the face is evened out.
Peeling with fruit acids
Peelings based on fruit acids are considered the latest cosmetic developments. But in fact, they began to be used a very long time ago. Products based on fermented milk products, grape and lemon juice were used by women of ancient Rome and Egypt.
Peeling is one of the most effective and, at the same time, gentle methods of deep cleansing of the upper layer of the skin. The main advantage of fruit peeling is that the renewed skin cells are not affected during it. This method gently cleanses and affects only the keratinized layer of the skin.
When carrying out this procedure, be sure to take into account all the features of your skin. You should not look for any specific recipes for peeling mixtures containing fruit acids. You just need to choose the right components for fruit peeling, taking into account the ultimate goal that you are pursuing. To determine the main components, you just need to know the types and basic properties of fruit acids:
- glycolic. It is one of the most common in cosmetology. It is found in sugar cane and grapes. Products containing glycolic acid are most effective. This is due to the fact that it is glycolic acid that most easily penetrates deep into the skin due to the smallest molecular weight among all hydroxy acids. The specialization of this acid is the alignment of tone and the elimination of age spots;
- apple. It is found in apples, tomatoes, strawberries, pineapples. Such an acid contributes to a good metabolism in cells;
- dairy. It is extracted from fermented milk products, as well as apples, blueberries and maple syrup. Its effect is aimed at moisturizing and exfoliating;
- lemon. It is found in citrus fruits. A feature of citric acid is the highest molecular weight among AHAs. Its main function is skin lightening, it also has bactericidal properties;
- wine. Its main function is hydration. And you can find it in oranges, ripe grapes and wine.
And if you have no idea which ingredients you need to combine for effective peeling, then you can use ready-made recipes. And here are some of the most fruit peel recipes:
- chop 150-200 grams of peeled pineapple, then mix with 2 tbsp. tablespoons of honey, you can add a little oatmeal for viscosity. You can keep this peeling for about 10 minutes;
- beat banana pulp with peeled kiwi and 150 g of pineapple. This mixture should be kept no more than 10-15 minutes;
- to make the skin soft and supple, a mixture consisting of orange pulp, coffee grounds and a small amount of liquid honey will help. And the same mixture will help stimulate metabolism in cells, but instead of orange pulp, you should take apricot. Leave this peeling for 5 minutes;
- dry skin is perfect peeling, which will include 4 tablespoons of strawberry pulp, 2 teaspoons of coffee grounds and 1 egg. This mask is applied with soft massage movements and washed off with cool water after 10 minutes.
Rules for the procedure, indications for use and warnings
The rules for peeling with fruit acids are not so complicated. It is important that acids do not cause harm, but on the contrary, they act properly. Follow these rules and peeling will produce the desired effect. And here are the main ones:
- First you need to prepare a container for mixing the selected components, a towel, cotton pads, a brush for applying the composition and what else you may need during the procedure;
- The face must be thoroughly cleansed. It can be a tonic, running warm water, or another tool that you often use;
- The mixture must be prepared just before use, because. a cocktail of fruit acids loses its properties quickly enough;
- The area around the eyes should not be exposed to fruit peeling, and the composition should be washed off only with cool water;
- After completing the procedure, the face should be blotted with a clean towel, it will not be superfluous to wipe the skin with a decoction of sage or oak bark.
Like all cosmetic procedures, fruit acid peels have a number of indications and contraindications for use.
Indications for the use of peeling with fruit acids can be:
- excessive oiliness of the skin;
- traces left after acne;
- teenage or hormonal changes, disorders;
- skin pigmentation;
- the presence of enlarged pores;
- loss of firmness and elasticity of the skin;
However, there are also plenty of cautions when using fruit acids:
- any methods of hair removal, the use of exfoliating sponges and products with retinol should be stopped 3-4 weeks before peeling;
- warts, colds on the face and other neoplasms;
- any damage to the skin;
- allergic reaction…