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An Apple a Day… for Younger Skin

It’s been ingrained in us since childhood — apples are good for you. Now, as adults, it’s time to revisit our days of youth… by indulging in the humble apple.

In skincare, apple extract is a powerful ingredient for anti-aging. You may see it listed as Pyrus Malus Extract in an ingredient list. Any part of the apple may be used: the stem, leaf, seeds, root, flower, peel, or fruit.

A is for Antioxidants

Apple extract is a powerful source of antioxidants, making it extremely beneficial for skin. Protecting the skin from free radical damage slows signs of aging, making skin appear younger and healthier.

Apple seed oil, in particular, is also rich in fatty acids, stimulates collagen production, and provides protection against harmful UV rays. It helps protect skin as well as heal sun-damaged skin.

Say Goodbye to Dull Skin

Apple extract is also a gentle, natural exfoliator. As we age, our skin’s natural exfoliation process slows, making skin look dull and rough. By exfoliating on a regular basis, you reveal the bright, fresh, new skin below. Apple extract is a natural source of AHA’s (alpha hydroxy acids), a non-abrasive chemical exfoliator which helps to brighten and renew skin.

A Rose by Any Other Name…is an Apple

Did you know the apple is a member of the rose family? As an antioxidant-rich, UV-blocking, collagen-stimulating, anti-aging fruit, the apple has certainly earned its place alongside its luxurious relative!

Apple extract is a powerful ingredient for those concerned with premature aging, or those with dull skin. Many popular manufacturers have been incorporating apple extract into their skin, hair, and body products for years. (In our shop, you can find it in the Kai Hand Cream.)

Perhaps the humble apple is not so humble after all.

When You Need a Little More…

You’re eating your apples as well as putting them on your face. Great! But, need a little extra help in the anti-aging department? Come see us at Hawaii Blue Medical Aesthetics. As a Hampton Roads med spa, we specialize in nonsurgical approaches to treat sings of aging — from Botox to liquid facelifts to custom facials. Our key is subtlety. People will notice how fantastic you look, but won’t be able to place their finger on why! Schedule a free consultation today. We can’t wait to see you.