Acne Skin Care on a Budget: Use Apple

acne skin care with apple

Treating acne-prone skin can really break the bank. I’m tired of forking over dozens of dollars on acne skin care products like face wash, creams and peroxide. I feel like no matter how much money I spend, nothing works.

And besides, I’m sick of paying out the nose for “all-natural” acne skin care products. Do I really need to pay an up-charge for that? Can’t I just have a natural, chemical-free product that doesn’t require a Wall Street banker’s wages?

So I’m intrigued to learn that by using fruit — just a basic apple! — I can make my own all-natural acne skin care cream.

Total cost: about $4 bucks.

An Apple a Day Really CAN Keep the Doctor’s Bills Away.


Here’s a recipe for making your own all-natural acne face wash at home.

Step 1: Grate a large apple into a bowl. (Keep the peel on.) If you’d like, splurge on an organic apple.

Step 2: Mix 2 tablespoons of honey, and stir until the mixture feels thick. (Remember the Biblical reference to “apples and honey”? Who knew they were talking about zapping zits!)

Step 3: Spread the mix on your face. Seriously. Make sure your face is freshly cleansed / free of makeup. Avoid putting the product near your eyes.

Step 4: Hang out for 15 minutes. Read a magazine. Paint your nails.

Step 5: Remove it with warm water and a washcloth.

And voila! There you have it. To make your own all-natural (and possibly organic!) acne cream at home, all you need are some apples and honey.


By The Way, Want to Hear Some Apple Jokes?

Q: What reads and lives in an apple?

A: A bookworm.

Q: When is an apple not an apple?

A: When it’s a pineapple!

Q: Two maggots are stuck in an apple. What did one say to the other?

A: Worm your way out of that one, son!

Q: How do you make an apple turnover?

A: Push it down the hill.

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Mrs. H - November 9, 2011

Those jokes actually made me crack a smile. Thanks for stopping by on my SITS day yesterday. Love the name Kennedy Rose….so wanna steal it for a baby name!

    Sara - November 21, 2011

    @Mrs. H — absolutely, please steal it! I also love the name and would love for a baby to share that joy!!

    joey - March 21, 2012

    I wish to have your babies.

Pam - November 10, 2011

What a great tip! I had never heard of this before. My teenage daughter occasionally gets breakouts, so she will love this!

Vivan Etier - November 11, 2011

Great site. Very helpful πŸ™‚

Cynthia - January 9, 2012

I used to eat apple daily since I was kid. I don’t have to use lotion daily because I have smooth skin. I decide pure natural to maintain my beauty secrets. I spend it daily as part of my job.

ChinChin - February 3, 2012

WOW! amazing! I also tired of using creams and lotion for treating this acne. I had been wasting my time and money for all of those. I was glad that your site make me realize that a lot of treatments that truly affordable. Anyways, thank you for sharing some tip! More power.

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