How To Use Apricot For Skin Care
Apricot, the delicious golden-orange fruit, is excellent for skin care. It has powerful and highly potent antioxidant compounds that prevent free radicals from causing oxidation of skin cell membranes. This fruit is effective in slowing down or even preventing the signs of aging from setting in. Besides, apricot is very rich in Vitamins A, C, K and E. These vitamins play a very important role in keeping skin smooth and supple. Read on for tips on using this golden delight for healthy skin...
Eat Apricot For Beautiful Skin
Regular consumption of apricot will provide your body with essential minerals like selenium, iron, zinc, phosphorus and potassium. These minerals play an undoubtedly pivotal role in keeping skin cells rejuvenated and healthy.
Apricot is also a significant source of carotene and lycopene which have been proven highly effective in the treatment of acne skin conditions. They also help in fighting against photo-damage.
So if you have not yet made this delicious fruit a part of your regular diet, it is time that you did it now. Your skin will be genuinely grateful. And if you start feeling bored simply munching the fruits on their own, go ahead and experiment with some healthy and interesting apricot recipes!
Apply Apricot For Youthful Skin
Apricot oil is a true ‘elixir of youth’. Moreover, it nourishes and hydrates your skin without causing any harm like the harmful chemicals present in most cosmetic or OTC products do.
It is rich in Vitamins A, C and E that help in retaining skin elasticity, while also aiding in getting rid of blemishes.
Regular massage with apricot oil will keep your skin moisturized and soft. But make sure that you get pure and organic apricot oil as most products available in the market contain chemical impurities. It is worthwhile to pay a little extra for getting a product that will truly benefit your skin.
Apricot Face Pack
Take a small bowl and mix together 2 tablespoons dried apricot powder, 1 tablespoon yogurt, 3 tablespoons oatmeal powder, 1/2 teaspoon fresh cream and a pinch of nutmeg in it. Stir in enough milk to form a smooth and thick paste.
Apply the pack evenly to clean face and neck. Keep the pack for about 25-30 minutes and then dampen fingers with milk. Remove the pack by massaging, with the dampened fingers, in gentle circular movements.
This pack helps in removing dead skin cells while also providing deep nourishment to the dermal layers. Use Apricot Face Pack at least thrice a week for best results.
The skincare market is bursting with apricot products. Among these products, apricot scrubs seem to be the most popular. But you do not need to burn a big hole in your pocket buying these expensive scrubs which also come packed with harmful chemicals that have the potential to do more harm than good to your skin.
Instead, prepare your very own Apricot Scrub by mixing together 6 tablespoons dried apricot powder, 2 tablespoons oatmeal powder, the juice of half a lime and enough yogurt to form a thick paste. Use this scrub all over face and body. Do not use more than once a week.
What are you waiting for now, go ahead and glow with the power of apricot!
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