Honey contains glycolic acid and lemon juice contains citric acid, both of which fall under the term AHA – also known as fruit acids. It is mild types of AHA, which can be used as a mask 1-3 times per week of up to max. 20 minutes’ duration. Honey acts healing and moisturizing, while lemon refreshes, cleanses and disinfects. A perfect combination for those who want both care, moisture and deep cleansing in one mask.
The mask is essentially made for skin peeling and there might be some numbness or tingling of the skin and some redness. These are all good signs that tell you that the AHA is working on the skin.
Homemade AHA face mask
What you need:
1-2 tsp honey
1-2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Mix ingredients well in a bowl.
- Apply all over the face, but avoid getting too close to the eyes. If you have the time and desire, apply to neck and upper chest too.
- Leave on for 15-20 minutes.
- Rinse off with lukewarm water and dry skin by dabbing with a clean towel.
- Remember to add moisture to the skin when dry.
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