Top 8 Benefits of Apricots for Skin Care

June 22, 2015 3 min read

We all want healthy, beautiful looking skin right? Unfortunately, we always seem to turn to synthetic skin care products which not only are harmful to our skin but many are hazardous to the environment. The more that science makes advances in skincare technology, the more it returns to the "source." We now know that the most effective ingredients to prevent and treat the signs of skin problems are the powerful, natural chemicals found in plants, flowers and trees. This is when I take you to my next secret natural solution to those problematic areas ;)

Apricot is found to have impressive benefit results for our skin. It is quickly absorbed by the skin and does not keep the skin oily after it is applied. Apricots are not just useful for maintaining the smooth and shiny appearance of the skin; it also aids in treating a number of skin diseases including eczema, itching, scabies, and a number of other irritating conditions.

This is specifically due to the antioxidant compounds found within apricots. Not only does it have a healthy amount of vitamin A (60% of your daily requirement per serving), which has long been associated with healthier skin, but the antioxidants in apricots protect the skin from the effects of free radicals, which can lead to skin deterioration and signs of premature aging.

1) Heals Damaged Skin

Apricot oil is obtained from the dried seeds of the fruit. Its skin softening effects can be attributed to its high content of vitamin C. This oil can treat a variety of skin conditions without making your skin oily. It is an excellent moisturizer for face and hands and can cure damaged skin without undesirable side effects.

2) Reduces Wrinkles

A peeling formula produced from apricot kernels helps in getting rid of the old, dead skin cells on the surface of your skin and enables new skin cells to re-grow. This exfoliating action helps in getting rid of fine lines and small wrinkles by eliminating the damaged surface cells from the skin.

3) Maintains Skin Elasticity

Apricot oil helps in maintaining skin clarity, suppleness and elasticity. It is often used in beauty products due to its revitalizing and nourishing effects on the skin. Being very mild natural oil, it is used in baby products.

4) Removes Blackheads

Apricot peeling creams deep cleanse the skin by removing dead skin cells and blackheads as well as unclogging pores. As a result, it keeps the skin smooth and radiant by stimulating fresh cell growth.

5) Treatment of Skin Disorders

Being rich in vitamins C and A, apricot oil is great for sensitive skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties are effective for treatment of skin disorders like dermatitis and eczema. Apricot oil in combination with other essential oils has a soothing effect on skin disorders.

However, it is advisable to consult a doctor before using it to avoid any adverse side effects. The flesh of apricots is beneficial in clearing acne. You can blend the leaves of apricot in a blender to get its juice. Applying it topically helps to get rid of itching caused by sunburn, eczema and scabies.

6) Removes Blemishes

Apricot oil has proven to be useful in keeping premature signs of ageing at bay. Apricot based products can be effective in eliminating skin blemishes without any side effects whatsoever.

7) Skin Moisturizer

Apricot oil is great for dry, irritated skin because of its high content of essential fatty acids and vitamin A. Its moisturizing properties keep your skin cells hydrated and counter act any drying effects associated with exfoliating your skin, providing you with a healthier and softer skin surface.

8) Improves Skin Tone

Apricot scrubs can help in improving your skin tone by exfoliating the damaged skin cells. So, they prevent pigmentation to reveal the newer and lighter skin cells beneath.

Written by Ali Bashiti of
Founder of Ambianze International and global agent of the Sea of Herbs brand.

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