How to Make Your Own Strong Skin Peel at Home

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Skin is smoother and brighter after exfoliation with a strong skin peel.
Skin is smoother and brighter after exfoliation with a strong skin peel. (Image: face to face image by Melanie von Snarly from Fotolia.com)

Skin peel treatments are designed to improve the appearance and texture of the skin. Alpha hydroxy acids, found in citrus fruits, milk and sugar, remove dead skin layers to smooth the skin and control blemishes. Beta hydroxy acid, salicylic acid, is effective for oily skin that is subject to blackheads and whiteheads. Chemical skin peels tighten the skin and increase the production of collagen, giving the skin a more youthful appearance. Many skin peels are made from natural, organic ingredients commonly found in your own home kitchen.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 tbsp. granulated cane sugar
  • 1 package unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Small saucepan
  • 2-quart saucepan
  • 6 cups water
  • Slotted spoon
  • 1 ripe tomato
  • Saucer
  • Blender
  • 1 tbsp. orange juice
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • Skin cleanser
  • Small plastic container with self-sealing lid

Prepare Gelatin

Mix together unflavored gelatin and sugar in a small saucepan.

Granulated cane sugar is a source of glycolic acid, an important skin peel agent.
Granulated cane sugar is a source of glycolic acid, an important skin peel agent. (Image: granulated sugar.. image by Stepanov from Fotolia.com)

Add 1/2 cup water. Heat and stir until gelatin and sugar are thoroughly dissolved. Allow to cool.

Pour cooled gelatin mixture into your blender.

Prepare and Blend Fruit Ingredients

Pour 6 cups water into a two-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil. Using a large slotted spoon, lower a ripe tomato into the water. Leave the tomato in the boiling water until the skin bursts and begins to curl.

Tomato acid helps restore the natural pH balance of the skin.
Tomato acid helps restore the natural pH balance of the skin. (Image: tomato #2 image by Adam Borkowski from Fotolia.com)

Fill your kitchen sink partway with cold water. Remove the tomato from the boiling water and drop it into the cold water. When the tomato is cool enough to handle, peel off the skin.

Place the peeled tomato on a saucer and cut it into quarters. Put the tomato and any spilled juice into your blender.

Add sugar, orange juice and lemon juice. Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into a small plastic container with a self-sealing lid.

Citrus fruits are an excellent source of alpha hydroxy acids.
Citrus fruits are an excellent source of alpha hydroxy acids. (Image: étalage de fruits image by MONIQUE POUZET from Fotolia.com)

Application of Strong Skin Peel

Wash your face with a gentle skin cleanser to remove any grease.

The strong skin peel will penetrate your skin more deeply when you start with a clean face.
The strong skin peel will penetrate your skin more deeply when you start with a clean face. (Image: woman washing her face image by Jarek Miarka from Fotolia.com)

Smooth the skin peel onto your face. Begin with your forehead and apply to your cheeks, chin and nose. Avoid getting close to your eyes.

Sit back, close your eyes and relax for five to 10 minutes.

Rinse your face with tepid water. Pat dry.

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