Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Apple Facial

This facial is from the Sonya Dakar group, a skin care manufacturer in Beverly Hills - and was mentioned on "The Doctors" TV show

I'm interested in trying it - but I'd like to know more about what type of skin this would benefit....
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Mimi Dakar, co-founder of the Sonya Dakar Facial Clinic in Beverly Hills, California, shares an at-home recipe for a revitalizing apple facial.


Key Facts:
• Apples are rich in antioxidants as well as vitamins A, C and E
• Cooking fruits develops pectin, which contain vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to skin

Ingredients:
• 1 organic green apple
• ½ cup of water
• ¼ cup of witch hazel
• ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar

Directions:
• Cut an organic green apple into small cubes
• Leave the peel on but remove the seeds
• Combine apple with 1/2 cup water in a saucepan and bring to a boil
• Once it boils, remove saucepan from heat and allow it to cool completely
• Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a clean bowl
• Stir in 1/4 cup of witch hazel
• Stir in 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
• Apply the mixture with a clean cotton ball, or pour it into an empty spray bottle and spritz on
• Leave on for 15 minutes, and wash off with a warm cloth
• Repeat once a week!