Anti-aging Apple face mask

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Today’s recipe is inspired by another from ‘The Holistic Gardener: Beauty Treatments from the Garden’ by Fiann O’Nuallain, with an added twist (Check out my other try at one of his recipes). This face mask uses apple pectin which is known for its anti-aging properties. A marvel in the homeopathic world, Pectin has been linked with preventing the spread of cancers, assisting in weight loss (as an appetite-suppressant) and de-toxifying the body. Well, how do ya like them apples, eh? In my rendition of the recipe, I added 1 tsp turmeric which is a fantastic anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant. Anything that makes my skin feel soft and clean is good in my books. So let’s get started then!

Ingredients: DSCN3544

  • 1 medium Apple
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 3 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar (you can tell I love it when there’s barely any left.. oops)
  • 1 tsp Tumeric
  • Flour to thicken (optional, I used about 2 tbsp white rice flour)

Method:

  1. Core the apple and slice into wedges (A handy tip is to use an apple corer that does both, like this one). Do not peel the apple, as the skin contains the pectin!
  2. Blitz the apple wedges, honey, apple cider vinegar and turmeric in a blender until a paste begins to form
  3. Thicken with flour, if you like, until you get a nice consistency (I like ’em thick)
  4. Apply to your face and allow to dry for about 15-30 minutes
  5. Wash off with warm water and pat skin dry to reveal baby soft suppleness 😉

I really hope you enjoyed my take on this recipe and be sure to check out the original (page 149). Let me know how you got on in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter.

Happy DIY-ing!

-Lucy

 

 

Sources:

https://jonbarron.org/herbal-library/foods/apple-pectin#.V2Lc__krLcc

http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/stories/the-amazing-health-benefits-of-turmeric

 

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