We have already discussed about the benefits of chemical peels. But there is no denying that these professional peels do not come cheap. I am going to show you how to make your own at home (very mild) inexpensive salicylic peel at home! This peel was popularized by Dr. Oz. This does not replace a professional treatment, but will help with minor breakouts and congestion of the skin. It will also help to soften and brighten your skin.  


Things you will need :

  • 4 aspirin tablets (non-coated one is preferred)
  • 1 tsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Baking soda
  • Cotton pads


  • Crush up the 4 aspirin and combine it with the lemon juice.
  • Using the cotton pad, apply it evenly across your face, avoiding the eye area.
  • Leave on for 10 -15 minutes.
  • Neutralize the acid by removing it with a cotton pad soaked in baking soda and cold water solution. Mild stinging while removing is normal.
  • Follow up with a good moisturizer and avoid the sun for a day.


  • Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you are allergic to aspirin.
  • Do not use if you have Reyes syndrome.
  • Always apply sunscreen after using any type of salicylic acid, since this will make you more sensitive to sun exposure.