But the theory now goes
That the apple's a rose,
And the pear is, and so's
The plum, I suppose.
The dear only knows
What will next prove a rose.
You, of course, are a rose -
But were always a rose.
Apples have been proven to be one of nature's best antioxidants and a plus for healthy hair and skin. Antioxidants prevent cell and tissue damage, help maintain youthful skin and due to a compound called procyanidin B-2, help promote hair growth. Granny Smith and Red Delicious are two varieties especially high in collagen and elastin, needed for great looking skin. Since heat destroys vitamin C, try to eat your apples raw.
Eat your apples for a beautiful smile as well. Biting and chewing an apple stimulates the production of saliva. By lowering the levels of bacteria in your mouth, you are reducing the risk of tooth decay.
As part of your beauty routine, a very simple recipe for an apple facial mask uses just two ingredients, applesauce and wheat germ.
Mix 1 tbsp. applesauce with 1 tbsp. wheat germ and apply the smooth paste to your face, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 10 - 15 minutes and wash off with warm water. The applesauce helps remove fine lines and the wheat germ adds a bit of exfoliation.
Another way to get the benefits from apples is through apple cider vinegar, preferably raw apple cider vinegar. For further information, read this post on the health advantages of adding raw vinegar and raw honey added to a glass of water as part of your daily diet.
Apple cider vinegar can be used to fight blemishes, revive a dull complexion, and help eliminate a funky scalp.
|Blemish spot treatment|
|Elderflower n' Rose toner|
|Herbal vinegar hair rinse for light hair|
|Herbal vinegar hair rinse for darker hair|
Both of these hair rinses utilize apple cider vinegar infused with nourishing herbs such as nettles, chamomile, calendula, sage and rosemary. Great for returning shine by eliminating residues from hair products, and to maintain a healthy scalp.
Enjoy your apple a day!