No doubt you’ve heard a lot about the value of alpha-hydroxy for your skin. A natural alpha-hydroxy, that is. Well, here is a luscious little goodie you can whip up yourself and it’s so cheap it’s almost obscene.
What Do Alpha-Hydroxy Acids Do For My Skin?
Not much. Only:
* Remove dead skin cells so that underlying, fresher skin peeks through
* Makes sun-darkened skin looked younger and smoother
* Firms and smooths skin
* Smoothes wrinkles, damage and scars
If you think that’s impressive, here’s how to make a DIY alpha-hydroxy treatment for pennies. And, it has no chemicals at all which is definitely a powerful benefit.
How To Make An Alpha-Hydroxy Potion In Your Own Kitchen
Step #1: Our beauty concoction begins with a trip to the grocery to get some half and half and a simple lemon.
Step #2: Pour enough half and half to cover your face in a bowl.
NOTE: I used more than I needed just so it would be easier to see. Ordinarily, I just use a couple of Tablespoons of half and half.
Step #3: Next, cut 1/4 of a lemon and squeeze the juice into your milky liquid. Add a slice of lemon to the bowl.
Step #4: Leave the bowl sitting out on the counter for about four hours. Don’t put it in the refrigerator because that will stop the reaction that makes the liquid so ‘hydroxy-ish’.
Notice how the liquid has gotten thicker and pulled away from the edges of the bowl. That’s exactly what we want.
Step #5: Put your very cool alpha-hydroxy treatment on your face for about 20 minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water.
CAUTION: It’s important to know that alpha-hydroxy preparations make your skin more sun-sensitive so don’t go out for a serious tanning session!
I also promised that this was cheap … and it is. The lemon was $.29 and the half and half was $1.26 (not including tax). We can get four treatments out of the lemon for a cost of about $.08. And the half and half will go bad before we could possibly use it up making these beauty potions so its cost is minimal.