Wellness Wed : An Apple A Day

Today I am sharing some great ways that you can use Apples not in recipes but in skin care . We have all heard the saying an Apple a Day but what can an Apple do for your Skin? Read on :

It contains polyphenols, an antioxidant that helps protects against ultraviolet radiation and leads to younger looking skin. Apple peels are also rich in vitamin C, which prevents premature aging, and enhances skin glow.

Reducing Stress with Apples :

Who is not affected by stress? None of us are stress proof, and it invariably leads to puffy eyes, as a sign of lack of sleep. To get rid of the puffiness and reduce the dark circles, simply place apple slices under your eyes for at least 20 minutes. You can also mix apple cider with grated potatoes for puffiness of the eyes. Peel and grate a small potato and mix two spoons of apple cider with it. Apply it on the puffy areas and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Rise with warm water if possible, otherwise you can use regular tap water. If you apply this appropriately, within a short span of time the dark circles will lighten up. And of course, you will not have to worry about any side effects!

For another remedy, you can boil a few slices of green apple in water until they are tender. Mash them to a paste, and when it is cool, use it under your eyes to lighten the dark patches and soothe the skin. It will also reduce stress.

Dry Skin

They have nourishing and hydrating properties which provide the skin with the correct amount of fluid to make it supple. Cut an apple into slices and rub a slice on your face until it dries up. In case you need more than one slice, go right ahead, use it! Eat the rest! Leave the juice on the skin until it dries up. This natural fluid of the slices will seep into the pores and balance the pH levels and reduce the oiliness of the skin.

Apples themselves have moisturising properties, and are active ingredients of many beauty products available off the shelves. The high water content in this fruit maintains the right amount of moisture in the upper layer of the skin. It will also protect the skin from minor infections and dryness. You can create your own natural moisturiser to experience the goodness of these ingredients!

Apple Oatmeal Face mask:

  • Oatmeal
  • Honey
  • Applesauce
  • Rose water

Recipe:

  1. Measure 2 tablespoons applesauce into a mixing bowl. You can make your own applesauce if you like, but store-bought sauce is just fine too.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon honey.
  3. Microwave the mixture for five seconds at a time until honey begins to dissolve.
  4. Stir in 2 tablespoons oatmeal and mix well.
  5. Add two or three drops of rose water.
  6. Mix well
  7. Let cool.
  1. Rub the face mask into the skin of your face, neck, and décolleté, and let it sit for fifteen minutes.
  2. Rinse the mask with lukewarm water.
  3. When all of the mask is removed, splash your face with cool water to close and tighten pores

Easy cream :

Peel and seed an apple and make a puree. Add a spoon of honey and sour cream to it. Use this paste on the skin on a regular basis to keep your skin soft and smooth.

So enjoy your Apple today!! Lisa

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