Why lactic acid?
Homemade peels to employ lactic acid derived from sour milk or cream, yogurt and blackberries are claimed to be extremely efficient. Lactic acid which occurs in yogurt makes perfect match for sensitive skin. It is milder than citric acid and possesses emollient properties.
The study of American Society of Plastic Surgeons has proven positive chemical peels’ effect on epidermis surface and general skin looks. Phenol, trichloroacetic acid and alpha hydroxy acids (aka AHAs) find wide use as peel agents. AHAs are claimed to be the most gentle. Obtained from milk products and sugar cane, they peel only the top skin layer. They are found both in professional medications and in low concentrated homemade peels.
Lactic acid owes its popularity to Cleopatra who had gained perfect skin by having milk baths. It helped her to maintain even and firm skin. Lactic acids peel and moisturize, improve skin tone, hydrate dermis and prevent it from flaking.
Homemade lactic acid peels:
Following recipes are to be put forward:
Homemade sugar and yogurt peel
Mix yogurt with sugar into smooth paste. Both products contain AHAs types: lactic acid occurs in yogurt and other milk products while glycolic acid known as excellent exfoliant can be derived from cane sugar.
Distribute slightly granulated mass to your face. Try not to affect skin around the eyes. Wait for 10-15 minutes and rinse peel remains off.
Pour either apple, lemon or grape juice into the bowl containing cane sugar. Mentioned fruits embody citric, malic and tartaric acids, respectively. Stir the mass until sugar dissolves.
Plunge cotton pellet into the mixture and spread it all over your face avoiding eyes area.
Wash it away with cool water after 10 minutes impact.
Homemade yogurt mask
Blend unflavored yogurt with organic honey and put it on your face. Wait for 10-20 minutes for better peel. Wash the mask remains away with lukewarm water. Procedure may be repeated 3-5 times a week.
Lactic Acid Bath
Take a bath with 2 cups of goat’s milk in it. Due to smaller proteins content goat’s milk can be easily absorbed to skin.
Goat’s Milk Mask
Mix baking soda with goat’s milk into paste. Apply it on dry shelling skin pressing gently the surface. Wait for 10-20 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water.
Remember that you don’t need to apply emollient after lactic acid treatment due to its moisturizing properties. You may find canned goat’s milk in milk department at the nearest supermarket. Even though raw goat’s milk is claimed to be better for homemade lactic acid peels, canned goat’s milk also contributes to even, smooth and wholesome skin!