Friday, January 9, 2015

Beauty benefits and secrets of Apples

We all know that old adage about an apple a day keeping the doctor away, but did you know that apples are fabulous for beautifying our complexions? They are! The alpha-hydroxyl fruit acids in apples are the greatest for sloughing off old tired skin so the fresh skin underneath can be revealed, and their pectin firms and tightens saggy skin–as well as healing inflammations and smoothing fine wrinkles.

Apples are mentioned in ancient literature as magical fruits sacred to many goddesses. Now it’s autumn and the apples are round and ripe, ready to be picked so you can be a Goddess of Beauty with their help. Find out apples’ secrets here–and learn why they’re also great for your teeth and breathe!

Beauty benefits and secrets of Apples

Apple Mask for Face:

Mix half-pureed apple along with little quantity of warm milk and 1 egg yolk. Blend into smooth paste, leave it on for 20 minutes and wash it off with warm water. Glowing is a byproduct of this for sure.

Apple and wheat germ mask:

Mix 1 tablespoon pureed apples with wheat germ (tilula). Apply on face for 20 minutes and wash off with warm water. Wheat germ is an exfoliating agent that removes dead skin layer of cells. This leave your skin soft and glowing.

Reduce Eye Puffiness:

Mix 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce with one small grated raw potato. Lie down and apply to eyes, covering with a warm damp washcloth, if desired. Allow to remain on for 10 to 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

(must read: How to get rid of dark circles under eye)

Reduce Wrinkles and Inflammation:

Grate an unripe apple and apply to clean skin to heal and improve the appearance of fine wrinkles or inflammation. Allow pulp to remain on skin for 10 to 20 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

Natural Cleanser:

The natural acids in apple remove whiteheads, blackheads and oil leaving a glowing face.  Mix a tablespoon each of apple juice and honey along with 2 tablespoons of milk. Massage your face, neck, and wash off with warm water to get a soft and glowing skin.

Autumn Magic Facial Mask:

This formula soothes and nourishes skin and nerves, and provides gentle exfoliating action. 1/4 cored apple, peeled and grated, 1 tablespoon rolled oats, teaspoon cream, 1 teaspoon honey. Combine all ingredients thoroughly. Apply to clean face, massaging gently, and allow mixture to remain on skin for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

Apples are good as both beauty aids and when eaten as fruits.

·       A paste of apple diluted with milk, is an excellent face mask.

·       Apple juice applied to the scalp helps to keep away dandruff.

·       The peel of apples is ground finely and applied on the scalp to promote hair growth.

·       Apple juice is a very good cleanser and toner.

·       An apple chewed on can clean and make the teeth strong.

(must read : How to get Whiter teeth)

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