DIY: Apple Facial Scrub and Moisturizer (Plus Apple Picking Adventures)

So over the weekend, I took a much-needed road trip to North Carolina. 
Just look at those mountains! It was wonderful. 

And one of the highlights for me was going apple picking!
Here I am with my lil bucket at Sky Top Orchards.
I'd never picked apples before. I was way too excited!

Even Charlie got in on the action.

But the best part was eating the apples. Apples are one of the fruits I associate with fall.
I also love using them in my DIY Beauty Products.
Apples improve the skin with anti-aging and skin-renewing properties, 
as well as its vitamins and minerals. 

So today I'm sharing two DIY recipes for you. 
One for exfoliating skin and one for moisturizing it. 

diy apple facial scrub

  • 1/2 c plain, uncooked oats
  • 1 c of pureed apple (I used organic applesauce since it's easier)
  • 1 tsp Sweet Almond Oil
  • Blend ingredients together (I used a hand blender) until it reaches a paste consistency.
  • Wet face and apply scrub, rubbing it around your face. This works best over a sink!
  • Leave on for 15 minutes and then rinse away.
diy apple moisturizing mask

  • 1 c pureed apple (or use organic applesauce)
  • 1/2 c plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp pure honey
  • Mix ingredients together until it reaches a creamy consistency.
  • Apply to wet face for maximum benefits. 
  • Leave on for 15 minutes and gently wash away with warm water.
  • The oats act as an exfoliant. Feel free to substitute your favorite exfoliant.
  • The Sweet Almond Oil softens the skin and adds moisture. Feel free to leave out if you are allergic or don't want the moisture.
  • The yogurt and honey add moisture to the skin.
  • Scrub can be used on the body (try your legs before shaving!).
  • Both the scrub and mask keep for a week in the fridge.

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