Apricot Face Mask, Massage and Scrub Recipes

Apricot face mask scrub recipes for flawless skin

You can use apricot fruit, kernel oil and kernels to get clear, smooth and healthy skin naturally. I use homemade apricot scrub and oil to clean and moisturize my skin. Massaging oil daily and using apricot facial masks and exfoliators can really make your skin crystal clear, glowing and youthful.

apricot for skin care benefits

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Why Apricot is skin-friendly? – Apricot benefits in skincare

The simple answer is-  apricot oil and fruit is blessed with antioxidants, vitamins like vitamin A, B and C, and various skin friendly minerals like calcium, sulfur and iron. These vitamins, minerals and antioxidants make it an ideal ingredient for various beauty related treatments like in curing problems like acne, pimples, blackheads, blemishes, dark patchy skin, eczema, scabies and skin infections.  One good thing about apricot’s kernel oil is that it is good for all skin types. Another good thing is that it is a light oil and hence it does not leave a greasy layer on your skin. Here we are going to achieve  healthy-looking skin by using its fruit, kernels and oil.

Apricot Massage – For Glowing and Younger looking Skin

Massage is the best way to soothe and heal dry, damaged irritated skin. This step should be followed after exfoliation or if you want you can use it every night before going to your bed. Apricot is popular massage oil because it is loaded with nutrients like essential fatty acids, linoleic and oil acids. These nutrients help nourish the skin. You can use this oil to moisturize your skin. Linoleic and oleic acids make this oil an effective remedy for inflamed skin. Regular use of this oil is said to be beneficial in treating sun tanned skin, dry and mature skin, and various ageing related issues such as wrinkles. If you do not have this oil then you can use apricot oil based products like creams and lotions.

In order to use it for massage, just take a little quantity of oil on your palm and apply it on your face. Use upward circular strokes for a few minutes. You can also add almond oil or olive oil to make this treatment even more effective.

Apricot Scrub Recipes

You can make and use apricot scrub recipes by combining fruit and oil with other natural ingredients. Using these recipes once every week will help you achieve clear and clean skin. Weekly scrubbing is also beneficial in removing dead skin, clogged pores, and blackheads.

Basic Scrub for clear skin

This is the simplest recipe and to prepare it also you need to do is to mix fruit pulp with a little quantity of kernel powder. Slather the paste on your face and use gentle circular motions to scrub the area. Allow it to sit on for a few minutes and then wash off.

Apricot full Body Scrub Recipe

You can create a body scrub recipe and use it to exfoliate your body areas like neck, knees, elbows, back, leg, inner thighs etc. But, do not use it on sensitive areas. To make this recipe, all you need to do is to combine three tablespoons of kernel oil, one tablespoon of sweet almond oil, about a quarter teaspoon of vitamin E liquid ( you can get it from plain vitamin E capsules), Five drops of orange essential oil and half a cup of kernel powder together. Almond oil and vitamin E liquid used in this mask will help keep the skin well moisturized. They are also effective in treating aging related problems.  Mix all the ingredients well and apply it on your body using gentle circular motions. Keep it on for some time and then have a bath.

Enzymatic Scrub Using Apricot pulp

Here we are going to mix papaya and apricot pulp together.  Papaya is known for its mild exfoliating and skin softening effects. Mix a teaspoon of apricot kernel powder in this pulpy mixture. Use the resultant product to exfoliate your face. This will give you soft and radiant skin instantly.

Sweet Exfoliator

You can mix brown sugar and apricot kernel oil to form a paste. Use this paste to gently exfoliate your skin.

Facial Mask Recipes Using Apricot

Want to get revitalized, moisturize and firm skin? If yes, then try the below given facial mask Recipes.

Apricot Instant Radiant Skin Mask

If you are dealing with dull, tanned, dark and excessive dry skin then mix apricot fruit pulp with an equal quantity of raw milk. Now, add honey in this mixture. Apply this mask on your face and allow it to rest on for about half an hour and then wash off with cold water. You can also use apricot oil to make glowing skin facial treatment. All you have to do is to mix banana, oil and honey together to make a paste. Apply it on your face and leave it on for 25 minutes before rinsing.  This is a good recipe for excessive dry skin.

Say Bye to Blackheads

Make your own blackhead removal mask by mixing fruit pulp with ground almond and honey together. Apply the resultant paste on your face. Massage it on your skin for five minutes and let it sit on for about 25 minutes.  Lastly, rinse off.

Apricot Exfoliating and Moisturizing Mask

Make a good facial exfoliating, exfoliating and hydrating mask by mixing fruit pulp, plain yogurt and honey together. Add some lemon juice in this mask. Apply this mask on your facial skin and wait for 25 minutes before washing it off. Use this regularly to get flawless skin.

If you want to increase the nourishing powder of your facial masks and scrubs then add other fruits like avocado, grapes and strawberries while preparing the recipes.  Eating some fruits daily is a great way of getting skin friendly nutrients. So eat them daily to have great looking skin.

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