11 May DIY apple sauce peeling with apple cider vinegar
α-Hydroxy acid or short AHA (alpha-hydroxy acids) are short-chain carboxylic acids and they are found particularly frequently in fruits. Therefore we know the AHA acid also under the name fruit acid. Especially in cosmetics citric acid, lactic acid, or malic acid are frequently found. Vitamin A acid is certainly also known to most people. However, this acid is no α-hydroxy acid, but it is similar in its mode of action, although not as aggressive.
In acne-affected skin, cornification disorders can be regulated by fruit acid. Furthermore, the excessively thickened and sticky horny layer is dissolved, loosened, and better moisturized. In the process, the cornified follicles are opened and the sebum can thus flow off. Treatment with fruit acid is also suitable for the treatment of symptoms of old age. Peeling the acid improves the cell structures, tightens the skin, and reduces fine lines.
THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF FRUIT ACID PEELINGS
A distinction is made between three different fruit acid peelings: dermal peeling (penetrates deep into the skin), epidermal peeling (only penetrates the uppermost layer of our skin), and soft peeling (only refines the horny layer). Strong fruit acid peelings have a pH value of < 4 and remain on the skin for a maximum of 5 minutes. The skin is then reddened and should be well cared for afterward. Sunlight should also be avoided under all circumstances. If used improperly, the worst that can happen is that the skin is burned and destroyed. Our variant presented here is a soft peeling. Nevertheless, it is possible that you may react sensitively to the apple vinegar, so please pay attention to your skin and remove the peeling as soon as your skin scratches or itches.
RAW MATERIALS USED
The malic acid contained in apples smoothes the skin, is well tolerated and rarely causes skin irritation. The combination of apple vinegar and apple sauce increases the concentration of the natural acid and the consistency makes it easier to apply the mask. The applesauce peeling frees the skin from dead skin flakes, kills bacteria and removes excess dirt and make-up residue.
Apples have a high content of vitamins and flavonoids and are a powerful antioxidant. The vitamin trio A, C, and E contained in applesauce has a protective and regenerating effect and the natural acidity in applesauce stimulates cell renewal.
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is one of the cosmetic miracles that you should always have at home. It can be used for just about any problem. The fruit acid it contains causes the pores to contract and the skin texture to appear finer. It also calms the sebum production and impurities can be prevented. The cider vinegar also stimulates the skin’s blood circulation, giving way to a healthy glow. Another advantage of apple cider vinegar is that it restores the pH balance of the skin and helps to strengthen the skin’s natural defenses. Furthermore, by applying apple cider vinegar to the face, useful vitamins, mineral salts, and amino acids are absorbed deeper into the skin.
Tips for buying apple cider vinegar
- It should be organic apple vinegar
- The vinegar should be naturally cloudy
- The vinegar should be obtained from whole apples
- It must not be a mixture, only apples should have been used
The enzymes contained in honey have a disinfectant effect and combat the growth of bacteria. It also accelerates wound healing and has a blood circulation-promoting effect. It is also a natural moisturizer.
Application and Shelf Life
- Use the peeling in the evening, once or twice a week.
- Before applying the DIY Applesauce Peeling cleanse the skin first and remove all make-up.
- Then apply the peeling – please take care that nothing gets into your eyes. As the peeling is quite liquid, it is best to lie down for 10-15 minutes.
- Then gently massage the peeling off with a wet towel and rinse off if needed.
- Lastly, apply a good amount of moiturizer to the face.
If you suffer from strongly reddened skin after the peeling, you should reduce the dose next time. Especially for sensitive facial skin, you should start with a smaller dose (1/2 teaspoon of apple vinegar) and dilute with additional water or hydrosol.
The DIY Applesauce Peeling does not last long and should therefore always be mixed fresh.
DIY Applesauce Scrub Recipe
- 1 tbsp applesauce (without sugar)
- 1 tsp cider vinegar
- 1 tsp honey
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
- It is best to dispose of the leftovers of the peeling and mix the ingredients fresh for another peeling.
Liability: All stated effects are for information purposes only and do not replace a visit to the doctor. There is no guarantee for stated effects and skin compatibility of the raw materials and the end product. The production and application is at your own risk and responsibility.