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Homemade Body Chemical Peels

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author image Jonae Fredericks
Jonae Fredericks started writing in 2007. She also has a background as a licensed cosmetologist and certified skin-care specialist. Jonae Fredericks is a certified paraeducator, presently working in the public education system.
Homemade Body Chemical Peels
You can make your own chemical peel with pineapple and papaya. Photo Credit Papaya image by guentermanaus from <a href='http://www.fotolia.com'>Fotolia.com</a>

Chemical peels are not a new idea. In fact, chemical peels existed as early as the 1940s, according to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Chemical peels wound the skin and encourage new collagen growth, which in turn helps smooth the skin. Homemade body chemical peels offer a natural way to resurface the top layer of skin without the hefty price tag of a spa peel. While the use of fruit acids will not yield you a deep chemical peel, it can offer a superficial result, such as evening out your skin tone or smoothing out fine lines and minor skin flaws.

Step 1

Defrost one bag of frozen papaya and a bag of frozen pineapple. Using frozen fruit for your chemical peels will save you the time and trouble of having to purchase and cut up fresh fruit.

Step 2

Pour 1 cup of pineapple into a blender. Add 1/2 cup of papaya and 2 tbsp. of honey to the pineapple.

Step 3

Blend the chemical peel ingredients until smooth. Pour the homemade body chemical peel into a plastic container with secure lid.

Step 4

Cleanse your skin with a mild body wash. Rinse away the body wash with a cool water rinse and pat your skin dry with a clean towel.

Step 5

Apply the chemical peel to your skin using your fingertips. Rinse your fingertips immediately afterward, removing the chemical peel.

Step 6

Allow the chemical peel to remain on your skin for five minutes. Rinse the peel away with cool water after the five-minute waiting period. Repeat the process once a week until your achieve your desired results.

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