So yesterday I was Googling recipes for natural, DIY chemical peels.
I liked the results I was getting from the salicylic peel I did for my hyperpigmentation from years of shaving and tweezing, but frankly I like being a ginny pig and trying new things on my skin….as long as it’s safe!
So I came across a simple recipe for a cucumber peel mixed with gelatin. So I added my own little remix to the list:
- cucumber juice (I just bended a whole small cucumber with a little water)
- tiny bit of pomegranate juice
- few drops of lemon and lime juice
- few drops of tea tree oil
- VERY few drops of willow bark extract
- few drops of avocado and jojoba oil
- few drops of aloe vera gel
- 2 packs of gelatin diluted in hot water
So when I blending the cucumber and added everything to the cucumber blend then added that to the gelatin mix, I let it sit out and cool down to harden into gel….it never did.
I figured it was because I had too much water in my solution. But then I remembered that I had a turmeric powder mix in my house too!
Turmeric is a powder that has great uses for skincare and general healthcare. It is believed to be very good for evening out the skin tone with continual use!
I have even read in several places that is helps with facial hair growth as well, but I didn’t find any reviews on it doing such a thing for anyone else.
So I said “What the hell? Give it a try!” I mixed my cucumber/gelatin solution with a lot of turmeric powder until it became like a paste as such below:
I put the paste on my face and let it dry up completely for about 20-30 minutes. That may be too long but I spend extra time typing this blog when the turmeric was on my face:
So I rinsed it off with warm wash cloth and it started flaking off. The peel, not my skin!!!
Afterwards, my skin looked fresh and soft, but a little dry! I think it was because I let the peel stay on for too long. I then put some Burt’s Bees Blemish stick on my darker spots.
I must say the reviews I have been reading about Turmeric are almost all positive, but of course I have no came across solid medical research. I am definitely going to keep this recipe on hand and use this peel more often. I am very interested in seeing how it helps with my hirsutism on my face.
I am pleased with how it made my face feel! I would definitely add more jojoba, avocado or aloe vera gel to make it a little more moisturizing. In all fairness, I usually put light facial lotion on my face as habit any right after washing.