Every winter, I schedule a chemical peel at Dr. Prischmann’s office. I’ve mentioned before that I have melasma, and this helps to lighten some of the discoloration from that. Plus, I love having fresh and new skin once a year for so many reasons.
Typically, I schedule my appointments for the winter months, because the new skin is very sun sensitive – and though I wear hats all the time, it’s still better not to expose that baby skin to those harmful rays.
But this year has been a bit different. We spent November hosting events (like this and this). December 4th, we opened our brick and mortar shop. Life didn’t slow down from there. Before I knew it, January was almost over, and I still hadn’t had it done. Because I went to Arizona in February, I knew it was too late for this year.
I decided instead to research different options that I could do at home. I will tell you – at home versions will NEVER give you the results of a medical grade chemical peel. Dr. Prischmann’s team is the best, so if you are local, I highly recommend going in.
But if at-home is your only option, here’s a mild version that needs only three ingredients.
Beware though, any time you put anything on your face, you run the risk of injury to your skin. Proceed with care, and do a test patch somewhere on your skin first.
What you’ll need:
2 tbsp lemon juice
Make sure you’re starting with a clean face, scrubbed and dried. I like to use a Norwex cloth to get rid of all the dirt and grime that might prevent the peel from being at its best.
Dissolve your aspirin in the lemon juice – you can encourage the process by mashing them with a spoon, but they should dissolve on their own and create a paste. Rub the paste all over your face and wait 10-15 minutes.
After your time is up, rinse thoroughly with cold water and rub baking soda on your face. This will stop the acid from continuing to do its thing, and neutralizes it.
Be sure to put on a good moisturizer afterward. I like to use coconut oil, or jojoba mixed with Frankincense.
You should feel nice and smooth immediately afterward! Because this is a very mild peel, it should be safe enough to do a few times a week should you want to.
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