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DIY beauty treatments with apples and other autumnal fruits
Autumn is the perfect period to pamper yourselves. Here are a few DIY beauty treatments with apples, grapes and pomegranates.
It is advisable to take care of yourselves in autumn in order to take advantage of the beneficial properties of some seasonal fruits, such as apples and grapes; moreover, you can prepare your body to deal with cold with specific treatments, including nourishing your face and hand skin with natural products. Let’s start to take care of ourselves with a fruit very high in group B vitamins, apples, whose nutritional properties and healthy effects are widely known. Since it’s a hydrating and nutritional fruit, it is widely used in cosmetics.
An old anti-wrinkle remedy’s main ingredient is an untreated red apple. After peeling and slicing it, cook it in a pan with a glass of whole milk. Once cooled, put everything in a blender or in a mortar, so as to form a cream you should apply on your face; let it stay for at least 10 minutes, then, rinse with warm water. If you want to tone your skin, apply slices of raw apple on your face and let them sit for about half an hour. If you want to make your skin softer you can prepare a natural mask with one green apple, yogurt and honey. Peel the apple, grate it or blend it until it is completely mashed. Add this purée to natural yogurt (a jar) and three tablespoons of honey (we recommend heather honey). Stir everything until smooth. Apply it on your thoroughly clean face and let it stay for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Another product in season in autumn is grape that is rich in minerals and vitamins. Grapes are nutritional and have purifying, detoxifying, toning and restorative properties. It’s an excellent ingredient to prepare a pack for strengthening your hair. The recipe is as follows: put about 30 black grapes you’ve previously washed in a bowl (or mortar or blender), add two spoonful of extra virgin olive oil and a 125 gram jar of whole yogurt. Mix everything until smooth. Apply the mixture on wet or dry hair and let it sit for 15 minutes. Once rinsed with water and washed with a delicate shampoo, your hair will be soft. If you use this treatment once a week you’ll also have stronger hair and decreased hair loss.
Pomegranates are rich in minerals and vitamins, and are excellent antioxidant substances. They are suitable for a natural body scrub. Use the seeds of half a pomegranate, add 2 teaspoonful of honey, 1 spoonful of brown sugar and a few drops of almond oil. Mix all the ingredients and apply on your body slightly massaging with circular movements. Wash the mixture away with a refreshing shower. If you prefer the bathtub, relax having a soothing bath and add a cup of apple vinegar and a few drops of lavender essential oil to the water.
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