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.
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!