Glycolic acid is a member of the Alpha Hydroxy acid family which has the capability to exfoliate the dead skin layer as a result of which the newer skin layer is exposed. Due to exfoliation or chemical peeling, the marks, blemishes, acne and pimple scars are faded and gets lightened over the times. These also reduce the fine lines and wrinkles on the aging skin. Glycolic acid peels have become quite popular for its anti aging benefits and the benefits it has in acne and pimple for teenagers and adults. They are called chemical peels as they remove or peel off the topmost dead skin layer from the face or skin. But you don’t have to shell put lot of money to get the glycolic acid peel. You can make Glycolic acid peel at home also.
You may have known that sugarcane has Glycolic acid and the cane sugar which is made from the sugar cane juice is the best way to prepare a homemade Glycolic acid peel. In fact most of the fruits like papaya, apple, raspberry, and strawberry have Alpha hydoxy acids but when it comes to Glycolic acid peel sugar is the easiest way out. This Glycolic acid peel can also be tried by sensitive skinned people as it is safe and natural. Also see: Natural Acne Scar Treatment
Things you will need:
- Lemon juice
Preparation of this Glycolic acid peel
Take 2 teaspoonful of sugar and add 2 teaspoonfuls of lemon juice and 1 teaspoonful of honey in a bowl. If the sugar cubes are chunky then let it get dissolved so that the cubes get smaller. Apply this on the face nicely and leave it for 20 minutes. Wash this with tepid water. This Glycolic acid peel can be tried 2 times in a week to see improvement in the acne and pimple marks on the face. People who are in their 40s can also try this to get a glowing and healthy looking skin. This will soon reduce the fine lines on the face. After washing this natural chemical peel from the face, apply a light moisturizer. Night or evening time is the best to do this treatment.
Benefits of Glycolic acid peel
Glycolic acid peels help to clean the pores which prevents acne, whiteheads, blackheads etc.
It helps to fade the marks and scars on the face due to acne and pimples.
Acids peels also lightens the skin complexion to make the skin fair.
They exfoliate the skin to reveal a smoother new skin.
Glycolic acid peel also lightens the lines and deep wrinkling from the face, so good for mature aging skin