Bionic Homemade: Mix your own uncrabby apple face mask

by Bionic Beauty on 18.Oct.2010 · 5 comments

Welcome to another installment of Bionic Beauty Homemade with Joycey Couture!

An apple a day could help you keep the dermatologist away! Apples are known for doing wonders for your skin. In all honesty, they are believed to have such amazing properties that they could make your skin nearly flawless.

Bionic Beauty Homemade recipe - Make your own apple and wheat germ face mask

Refresh, tone, and soften your skin with this DIY Apple Face Mask recipe!

Apples contain Calcium, Iron and Vitamin A; and provide natural antibacterial, antioxidant, astringent and toning properties for your skin. As an added bonus, the iron in apples add a natural flush, giving your cheeks a healthy glow. Sounds good, right? I thought so…

Give this face mask a whirl and your skin will not only feel refreshed and nourished, but also a little softer and a little smoother.

Gather your ingredients~

  • 1/2 of an apple – or – 1 tablespoon Applesauce (regular flavor and unsweetened is best)
  • 1 tablespoon Wheat Germ (most regular groceries carry this now either by the cereal aisle or the legumes and beans – if not, you’ll find it at your local natural food store)

Make it and wear it~
Purée the apple in a blender or add applesauce to a small bowl. Mix well while adding in the wheat germ gradually to form a paste.

For best results, apply the mixture to a well washed, lightly scrubbed, and steamed face. Then allow the mask to set for 10-15 minutes. If you have sensitive skin, start with a shorter time span to be super safe (fruit and citrus acids can irritate some people’s skin). Also don’t forget due to the iron in apples, your cheeks may be a bit more pink than usual… this is a completely normal!

While you’re waiting, eat the rest of that applesauce or apple to boost your body from the inside!

Rinse with lukewarm water and moisturize.

Feel free to share your ideas on other uses for apples in our beauty routines, or ideas for variations of this recipe, in the comments section below!

Stay Bionic,
Joycey Couture - contributing author of the Bionic Beauty blog


1 Bailee October 18, 2010 at 11:11 am

this is a must try!
i have so many apples at my house right now, so hopefully they can pull double duty as being tasty AND making my skin look great!!!!!!

2 Ricci October 18, 2010 at 11:56 am

Just a great idea . except my skin is super sensitive .. Pineapple juice & lemon juice makes my skin go red & sore. no telling you what Apple will do 🙁

3 Claire Maggie Baker October 18, 2010 at 12:59 pm

I really liked this post. You write about this topic very well. I really enjoy reading your blog and I will definetly bookmark it! Keep up the great posts!

4 Tashi October 18, 2010 at 3:00 pm

This time of year, we eat a ton of apples up here in Minnesota. I’d have to use apple sauce, since I’m too addicted to the delicious apples we have been getting these days; I’d feel bad mangling them for a facial masque. 🙂 But truly, thanks for the idea!

5 ROBYN @HAWAII October 18, 2010 at 6:33 pm

I have not heard of this and this is interesting. I am beginning to think why shop for processed products with all of these wonderful natural items. (You make me hungry when you send these homemade one’s Jami, just please don’t send one with cookie dough, I know I will eat it)
Thanks again !

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