Gorgeously Green Alpha-Hydroxy Acid Mask
Want that fresh-faced glow without toxins like parabens and other potentially harmful ingredients? Try this easy DIY formula from Gorgeously Green: 8 Simple Steps to an Earth-Friendly Life by Sophie Uliano.
Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) are derived from fruit sugars, such as glycolic acid, which comes from sugar cane. The glycolic acid sloughs off the upper layers of the skin, making way for beautiful new cell growth.
You can buy commercial creams containing AHA, but be wary of the dangerous chemicals that may also be packed into the potion. Commercial brands may be way too strong and may cause your skin to become very sun sensitive, so tread lightly when going down this road, or stay on the safe side and make your own.
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup apple juice
1/4 cup grape juice
1/4 cup cane sugar
Blend all of the ingredients in a glass jar. Apply to your face with an organic cotton ball. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse off. The mixture will keep for up to four days in the refrigerator.