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Apricot Benefits for the Skin.

Fruit acids are good for gently removing dead skin cells and stimulating new cell growth.

Vitamin E and A are also highly beneficial for skin, vitamin E is anti-aging and repairing for skin.

When you understand the many apricot benefits for skin, it is no wonder that they are so popular for use in facial skin masks and scrubs.

You can use them to make masks and scrubs or use apricot oil to make a serum.

Here are some easy recipes rich in apricot benefits for skin:

(Recipes courtesy of: Natural Homemade Facemasks And Skincare Recipes)

Apricot Mask:

Mash up fresh apricots and apply the puree directly to your skin or you can combine them with avocado, cream, yogurt or other ingredients to moisturize and renew your skin.

You can use other fruits like apple, papaya, pawpaw, pineapple or mango with masked apricots to make natural skin peels at home.

Using fruit blends or purees with tropical fruits will really freshen and smooth your skin.

Apricot Scrub Recipe:

Most apricot scrubs contain ground apricot kernels, but you can also use a firm moistened apricot to rub over your skin as a gentle exfoliator. Another option is to add a tablespoon of finely ground oatmeal or brown sugar to 1/2 a cup of mashed or pureed fresh or tinned apricots. Apply this to your skin, then gently rub in an upward circular motion for a few minutes before rinsing off.

This is an easy scrub to make that will leave your skin feeling fresher and brighter.

Apricot Oil Serum:

Use 2 tablespoons sweet apricot oil

Add a few drops of carrot oil, avocado or olive oil.

Apply once or twice daily as light moisturizing serum.

NOTE: To make a simple apricot oil lotion, simply quadruple this recipe and add 1/2 teaspoon of melted beeswax to the warmed oil blend (should be the same temperature as the beeswax). Whisk it together well, then allow to cool.

You now know of the many apricot benefits for skin, so why not try making your own recipe today. There are many recipes you can make at home to cleanse, brighten and moisturize your skin leaving it looking and feeling younger, firmer and smoother.

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Publication:Ghanaian Chronicle (Accra, Ghana)
Date:Jun 25, 2020
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