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DIY Apple Facial Cleanser Recipe
Nutritious and Delicious
An Apple a Day ~
Not only does an apple a day keep the doctor away but it is full of natural fruit acids that are so beneficial to the skin.
Homemade or DIY facial cleansers using apples are effective, cheap and easily made with very few ingredients.
Apples are one of the most widely grown and eaten fruits of the world with hundreds of varieties available.
Face cleansing is an essential part of our daily skin care routine and does not need to be a time consuming process.
As a Beauty Therapist, the first thing ingrained in us as trainees was the importance of Cleansing, Toning, Exfoliating and Moisturizing the skin.
Cleansing the face is a ritual that men and women need to do daily and apple based cleansers are suitable for both as part of their DIY skin care.
Did you know apples could be used as a skin cleanser?
Health Benefits of Apples ~
- Reduces Asthma attacks
- Strengthens bones, increases bone density
- Lowers cholesterol
- Management of Diabetes
- Assists in weight loss
- Contains AHA’s (alpha-hydroxy-acids)
- Rich in antioxidants
Treat Your Skin To a DIY Apple Cleanser
Beauty - Only Skin Deep?
Changing With The Times ~
Yes I have used the very best skincare products through the years. Yes I have been a lover of regular facials and yes I have had a career being a super saleswoman selling these lotions, potions and treatments.
Thought processes change and I am now a huge fan of using natural fresh ingredients we have readily available and incorporating them into home DIY beauty recipes such as Shampoo, Hair Gel, Face Masks, Bath Salts and now Facial Cleansers.
With so many ingredients listed in store bought cleansers and face washes, knowing what exactly the chemicals and additives are doing is near impossible.
The big benefit with using natural ingredients is you know exactly what is going into your cleanser and subsequently onto your skin. Smooth supple skin can be yours by incorporating apples into natural skin care products made at home.
Skin Basics Starts With Cleansing
The Skin and Cleansing ~
The skin is the largest organ of the body and is exposed for all to see on our face, nowhere to hide!
I know the last thing we sometimes want to do when we are tired after a late night is to start cleansing, but even a quick one (particularly important for anyone wearing makeup) is better than nothing!
The face is often the first place of visible aging, a process which is inevitable to us all and using a cleanser is the first step in anti aging skincare.
Importance of Facial Cleansers ~
- Removes build up of dead skin cells
- Removes makeup
- Effectively removes daily grime and dust particles
- Prevents blocked pores
- Aids in blackhead and whitehead prevention
- Delays premature aging
Ingredients from the cupboard
DIY Apple Cleanser Recipes ~
Suitable for an Oily Skin:
2 -3 slices of eating apple
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp honey
Pop your apple slices in the blender and blend until in juice form.
Take a tbsp of the juice and mix well in a bowl with the milk and honey.
Apply to the face and gently massage in well for 2-3 minutes, avoiding the eye area.
Rinse off with tepid water or gentle remove with pre-soaked cotton wool pad.
Suitable for All Skin Types:
1 slice of an eating apple
2 tbsp plain yogurt
1 tsp freshly squeezed orange or lemon juice
1 tsp olive oil
Blend all ingredients together in a blender until it is a creamy, smooth paste in appearance.
Remove and apply to the face, avoiding the eye area.
Gently massage in and leave for 4-5 minutes. Rinse off with tepid water or gently remove with pre-soaked cotton wool pad.
May be stored up to 3 days however to benefit fully from the active ingredients, I would recommend using within a day.
Word of Caution – Please do not use any of the recipes listed if you have or suspect a food allergy to any of the ingredients used or are prone to hyper sensitive skin. Do consult a doctor before using.
Raw and Organic is Best
Great Info from Rajan Jolly
- Apple Cider Vinegar Remedies And Does Apple Cider Vinegar Cure?
Apple cider vinegar, the folk medicine, has both supporters and detractors. Does apple cider vinegar cure? What are the apple cider vinegar remedies? Read on to find out...
Apple Cider Vinegar in Skincare ~
Apple Cider Vinegar is an incredibly useful ingredient to have in the home for skincare use.
Fast becoming the most popular alternative health remedy, apple vinegar for skin is a highly effective treatment for acne or blemishes, particularly prevalent in teens but may also be experienced in later years.
The apple cider vinegar contains antibacterial properties which dries up and kills the bacteria that cause acne and it also balances the ph balance of the skin, eliminating the dreaded spots or blemishes.
Benefits and Uses of Apple Cider Vinegar ~
- When used in a 50/50 ratio with water, it is commonly used as a facial skin toner.
- Effective for easing sunburn.
- Reduces Acid Reflux.
- Contains the nutrients iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and copper in raw cider vinegar.
Caution should always be used near the eyes as it is highly astringent.
Recipe with Apple Cider Vinegar ~
Using the best raw, organic variety is best for use on the skin and easily bought from health food stores, supermarkets and online. Only 2 ingredients -
Water and Apple Cider Vinegar
Start with 1 part apple cider vinegar to 3 parts water.
You may increase the ratio after using this measurement awhile but do not exceed a 1-1 ratio (50%) as it is strong with astringent qualities.
Mix together in a small clean plastic spray bottle or small jar by giving it a good few shakes.
Lightly soak a small piece of cotton wool in the solution and dab on the acne or blemish.
Let dry for 5-10 minutes before rinsing the face in cold water.
This may be done up to 3 times a day. You may increase the time you leave on the skin but do not leave indefinitely and remember to rinse in cold water.
Another way of using the Apple Cider Vinegar is to mix a tablespoon of it in a glass of water and drink it which helps cleanse from the inside.
Word of Caution – Apple Cider Vinegar is highly potent and should be used with care. If skin is highly sensitive or prone to food allergies, always consult a doctor for advice before using.
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