Do you have lots of acne scars that you wish you can just vanish with one swipe? There was a time when that would have been impossible but all thanks to modern medicine and science, there are now chemical peels you can request the next time you visit your skin care expert. The doctor will apply chemicals to your face that will cause it to peel and this is what will get rid of those ghastly dark spots left over by acne breakouts. The costs for such peels vary but one thing is for sure and that is you do not want to scrimp on such a process.
For those of you that want to try a chemical peel for acne scars but do not have the time to go to the doctor or the money to spend on a skin clinic then do not worry because you can always go for a chemical peel at home. That is right, you can make your own chemical peel for acne scars and it is as easy as pie.
Try a Chemical Peel for Acne Scars
Before you try a chemical peel, you first need to understand what it does. A good chemical peel for acne scars will not only lighten dark spots but it will also remove signs of sun damage. It can erase some fine lines but it will not make keloid scars go away; you will need another kind of treatment for those. A good chemical peel will also get rid of deep-seated blackheads and regulate sebum production on the skin but it will not shrink blood vessel on the face nor will it visibly shrink your pores.
Making the Peel
Now this is a very inexpensive way to make a chemical peel and all you need is some lemon juice and some Elmer’s glue. Now do not panic at the mention of glue because it is quite harmless and doesn’t really go straight onto your face. What you need to do is dip a cotton ball in some lemon juice and run that all over your face. You want to get the juice all over your face and allow it to dry completely. The next step is to apply a thin layer of glue on your face and allow it to dry so you can peel it off. The lemon juice contains acid that is great as a peeling agent and the glue will remove any flakiness to your skin.
If you do not want to mess with glue, you can also try a DIY chemical peel using tomatoes. All you need to do is pop a ripe tomato in the blender and squeeze in the juice of a whole lime. Blend until you have a fine paste then apply a thin layer all over your face. Allow this to stay on for about 15 minutes so it can have the desired effect. Rinse off with some warm water and follow with your regular moisturizer. If irritation occurs, stop using the peel and consult your doctor.