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DIY Apple Facial Cleanser Recipes

Apples aren't just for eating; they're a fantastic ingredient for skin care too! Rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and astringent properties, apples can rejuvenate and nourish your skin. Here are some DIY apple facial cleanser recipes you can easily make at home:

Recipe 1: Apple Cleanser for Oily Skin

  • 2-3 slices of apple
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp honey
  1. Blend the apple slices into juice form.
  2. Mix 1 tbsp of apple juice with milk and honey in a bowl.
  3. Apply to your face and massage gently for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Rinse with tepid water or remove gently with a pre-soaked cotton wool pad.

Recipe 2: Apple Facial Cleanser

  • 1 slice of an apple
  • 2 tbsp plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp freshly squeezed orange or lemon juice
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  1. Blend all ingredients into a creamy, smooth paste.
  2. Apply to your face, avoiding the eye area.
  3. Gently massage and leave for 4-5 minutes.
  4. Rinse off with tepid water or remove with a pre-soaked cotton wool pad.
  5. Store up to 3 days; for best results, use within a day.

Additional Apple-Based Skin Treatments:

  1. Toner for Oily Skin:

    • Boil apple cubes with water, cool, strain, and mix with witch hazel. Use as a toner with a cotton ball.
  2. Skin Lightening Mask:

    • Puree an apple, add lemon rind and powdered milk. Apply for 15 minutes, then rinse off.
  3. Gentle Exfoliating Scrub:

    • Mix pureed apple or applesauce with wheatgerm to form a paste. Apply, dry, and rinse with warm water.
  4. Skin Soother:

    • Combine grated apple, oats, cream, and honey. Apply for 10 minutes, then rinse.
  5. Acne Treatment:

    • Mix grated apple and honey, apply for 10 minutes, rinse with cool water.
  6. Wrinkle Reduction:

    • Apply grated unripe apple pulp to the skin for 20 minutes, rinse with warm water.

Apple Cider Vinegar in Skincare:

Apple cider vinegar is excellent for skincare due to its antibacterial properties and pH balancing effect. It can be used as a toner when diluted with water (start with a 1:3 ratio of vinegar to water).

DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Toner:
  1. Mix apple cider vinegar with water in a small spray bottle.
  2. Soak a cotton wool pad in the solution and dab onto acne or blemishes.
  3. Let it dry for 5-10 minutes before rinsing with cold water.

Word of Caution:

  • Always perform a patch test first to ensure no allergic reactions.
  • Be cautious when using apple cider vinegar, especially around the eyes and on sensitive skin.
  • Consult a doctor for advice if you have sensitive skin or food allergies.

Enjoy the benefits of apples in your skincare routine with these natural, homemade recipes!

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  • Danielle Lasit