For those who are in search of the fountain of youth, it’s probably sitting pretty in your refrigerator right now, and you don’t even know it. Whether it is laugh lines, sleep lines, aging spots or under-eye wrinkles, an apple pulls a double whammy with two age-defying components that can do wonders for your skin.

1) Pectin Power: The fibrous part of the apple is called the pectin, which is packed with oligogalacturonides (a kind of sugar). This tongue-twister compound is responsible for cell growth and regeneration, making it a great anti-aging agent that keeps wrinkles at bay.

2) Malic Acid: A form of an alpha hydroxy acid, it is known to detach dead cells and unclog pores. This makes malic acid the perfect ingredient for treating acne, and getting rid of those dark spots and dead skin that make you look older.

With that in mind, here are some DIYs with apples as the core ingredient to beat those aging grays.

DIY Apple Face Mask
Take ½ of a medium size apple with the peel, and add ½ tbsp of warm milk; puree it. Add the puree to one egg yolk and if you think it is too watery to apply, add 1tbsp of oatmeal to it. Lather it on your face and leave for 15 minutes, then wash with warm water. You can use this mask twice or three times a week.

DIY Apple Face Pack
Add ½ tsp of honey to 1tsp of grated apple in a bowl. Apply it on your face for at least 15 minutes and then rinse. Repeat twice a week.


DIY Apple Face Toner
Take one part apple cider vinegar with one part water; you can also add 2-3 drops of tea tree oil to it. For a refreshing skin, apply with a cotton ball or spray it on your face like a face mist. Do not wash or clean it off.

DIY Apple Night Cream
Blend one medium size apple without the seeds into a smooth paste. To this, add half a cup of olive oil and ¼ cup of rose water, and mix and keep aside. Use a double boiler method to heat the puree for few minutes. When the mixture is warm, add ¼ cup of rose water and mix well. Once it cools down, apply to face, preferably before going to bed.

With so many home remedies at hand, start whipping up your magic potions to stop the aging clock immediately.