Malic Acid Apple Facial Toner
an apple a day keeps the wrinkles away!
Jenn sent in her homemade apple toner recipe, which is not only really quick and easy make, but a wonderfully rejuvenating skin
care treatment as well.
She has found this toner to be a terrific all-purpose malic acid toner
which works to maintain the pH balance of her skin and keep her complexion fresh looking.
Jenn says that plain
apple cider vinegar can be used straight from the bottle as a toner
(Although the smell is rather strong.)
Jenn finds that her apple toner not only helps to combat wrinkles and to keep her skin firm, this simple combination of ingredients also helps to prevent acne outbreaks!
Thank you for sharing your malic acid apple toner recipe Jenn!
encourages you to feel free to experiment by adding different herbs and
ingredients to tailor the recipe for your own particular skin care
Malic Acid Apple Facial Toner
- 1 apple
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
Roughly chop apple and place in saucepan with vinegar over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes, until the apple has begun to turn into applesauce
Press mixture through a sieve then strain into clean bottle
Keep unused portion in refrigerator for several days.
Don't worry that the mixture will be a little cloudy. Just think of all those rich nutrients that your skin will benefit from!
will add fresh herbs
from the garden such as mint or parsley during the summer and a handful of finely chopped rose hips in the fall.
With a high concentration of malic acid, a natural yet very gentle fruit acid, apples are a quick and easy ingredient with powerful exfoliant, making them a great addition in homemade facial recipes for maintaining healthy skin.
When using apple as an ingredient in a skin care recipe a puree is best.
a simple rule of thumb for most DIY facials. . .
the smoother the mask is, the easier it is for your skin to absorb it.
Unlocking the Simple Secrets of the Apple. . .
Malic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid derived from apples and pears, is one of the gentler of the AHA's, with the added benefit of acting as a humectant, an ingredient that attracts moisture to and traps it in the skin. This added hydration capability makes malic acid gentler than other skin care acids.
- Contains lots of moisture to hydrate the skin, making it plump and supple.
- Are rich in vitamin C and other powerful antioxidants that protect the skin against free radical damage.
- Stimulates collagen production, keeping skin firm and elastic.
- Soothes sensitive, irritated skin due to anti-inflammatory properties
the apple also. . .
- Tightens and firms
- Helps balance pH
- Reduces pore size
- Improves blood flow
- Fades age spots
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or, of course, (for those lazy days) you can always supplement your homemade recipes with a few quality natural skin care products.
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