How to make fruit acids at home
What is fruit acid?
Although citrus fruit peeling is superficial, it is a chemical process used to close pores, even out skin and give the face a real glow.
What are its features? Are there any risks to the skin?
Peeling is a medical- cosmetic technique that involves destroying the surface layers of the skin in a controlled manner to effectively improve the overall appearance of the skin. Contrary to popular belief, exfoliation does not weaken the skin. On the contrary, it will allow you to refinish it and give it elasticity, erasing small defects that change its smoothness. The result is a uniform complexion and a radiant complexion.
Exfoliating with fruit acids (AHAs) like glycolic acid is great. Because it is non-allergenic and with good results in most cases, it is one of the most popular peels.
There are different types of peeling: superficial, medium and deep. It all depends on the size of the scars and blemishes you want to reduce or remove. The acidic peeling of the fruit is the so- called superficial peeling, which makes it possible to obtain new skin.
The doctor often uses glycolic acid, which is obtained from sugar cane, beet or grape extract. Used in a more or less concentrated solution with a more or less acidic pH, this compound reduces the adhesion of keratinocytes, dead cells in the outer layer of the epidermis.
It will be eliminated in favor of the new cells, it’s a real “coup”!
How do I make fruit acid?
To exfoliate the skin and remove dead cells, a chemical peel made at home can be done using natural acids that are found in fresh fruits rich in antioxidants. For example, lemon, prepare with lemon juice, one teaspoon of granulated sugar, one tablespoon of cornmeal, two tablespoons of rose water and two drops of lemon essential oil.
The fruit acid leaves the skin bright and rejuvenated, removes spots, regulates sebum secretion, reduces wrinkles and leaves the skin velvety. This remedy is the archenemy of sunlight, and the ideal is to do it in the winter, it can start in November and continue until March before spring and good weather begins.
How to use fruit acid
First, the skin is cleaned with a cleansing lotion, and once it is cleaned, a fruit acid mask is applied, which is left on the skin for a certain period depending on the sensitivity of each person’s skin.
Use a fruit acid mask and leave it for 10 minutes to penetrate the skin. Then remove the mask. You will notice, eyes and cheeks slightly raised.
After that use moisturizing creams or serums, preferably using fruit acid 4 sessions per month and then a refining session every 28 days, which is the time when cell renewal occurs.
Fruit acid treatment result? Smooth, velvety skin without blemishes. In the photo gallery we see how to apply a facial treatment with fruit acid.