Fruit juice can be a potent natural beauty ingredient—there’s even a (great!) line of natural cosmetics based on the sweet stuff. But there’s one specific fruit that takes center stage this time of year: the apple. Whether you eat them or use products with apple on your skin, there’s lots to love about this fall staple.
In honor of the start of apple-picking season (at least here in North Carolina), here are four reasons to add apples to your beauty routine.
- It can help combat acne. Packed with Vitamin A (otherwise known as retinol), apples can help combat acne by increasing cell turnover.
- It has moisturizing and skin tone-perfecting qualities. Apples are full of Vitamin B, which is great for dry skin and fading age spots, and can help even skin tone.
- It can lessen undereye circles. If you battle dark undereye circles like mine that are mostly unaffected by a lack of sleep, an eye cream with Vitamin K, which is found in apple juice, can help shrink the capillaries under the thin skin beneath your eyes and decrease some of the discoloration.
- It has anti-aging benefits. Apples are packed with Vitamin C, a potent antioxidant that helps your skin protect and repair itself, leaving you with a fresh-looking complexion.