Whip up these DIY apricot face mask recipes and turn your dull skin into a memory. Apricots have transformed the skincare scene, appearing in top-shelf lotions and potions and DIY apricot face masks and scrubs.
That’s because these juicy fruits are packed with age-defying nutrients that brighten your skin and help you put your freshest face forward.
Better yet, apricots are easy to add to your skincare routine. You can use them for homemade lotion or add apricot oil and powder to your DIY apricot face mask.
But however you use the fruit, your skin is sure to love the treat. So read below to learn more about apricots’ beauty benefits. Or skip ahead to see three DIY apricot face mask recipes you can make to fight aging, brighten your skin, and more.
Apricot: Benefits for Skin
Apricots are packed with skin-friendly nutrients. For instance, according to WebMD, apricots contain flavonoids, potassium, beta carotene, and vitamins C and E.
These nutrients boost collagen, brighten skin, and fight aging and free radicals.
Apricot kernel seed oil benefits your skin as well. This nourishing oil contains oleic fatty acid, which hydrates skin and keeps your skin’s barrier strong. A healthy barrier helps skin retain moisture, keeping your skin youthful as you age.
However, there are some risks you should know. First, apricot oil could aggravate acne-prone skin, so skip the oil if you’re prone to breakouts.
Second, apricot facial scrubs could injure your skin if overused or misused. So apply with a gentle touch if you do use them, and use them no more than once per week. But talk to your doctor first.
DIY Apricot Face Masks
Now, head to the kitchen, grab a bowl and get ready to make your DIY apricot mask. Make whichever recipe suits your skin’s needs.
DIY Recipe #1: Manuka Honey, Rosehip, and Apricot Face Mask (Brighten and Hydrate)
First, hydrate and brighten your skin with this refreshing DIY apricot face mask. All you need is apricot kernel seed powder, Manuka honey, and rosehip oil.
Rosehip soothes and nourishes, while Manuka honey fights bacteria and softens skin. Meanwhile, apricot kernel powder sloughs off dead cells, revealing your silkiest skin.
Directions: Combine one tablespoon of apricot powder with one tablespoon of honey and three to five drops of rosehip oil, and mix well. Then, apply to your face and neck, rinse after 20 minutes, and moisturize. Use this apricot mask once per week for best results.
Another beauty tip? Switch between this DIY apricot face mask and a DIY cherry mask to boost your glow.
And for the apricot kernel powder, try Bulgar Herbs Raw Organic Bitter Apricot Kernel Powder, available on Amazon.
DIY Recipe #2: Manuka Honey, Coconut Oil, and Fresh Apricot Face Mask (Hydrate and Nourish)
Another option? Hydrate and revive dull skin with this DIY apricot face mask. All you need is an apricot, Manuka honey, and coconut oil. Honey blasts bacteria, apricot protects and brightens skin, and coconut oil hydrates and softens.
Directions: First, pit and puree the apricot and pour it into a bowl. Then add two tablespoons of honey and two to three tablespoons of coconut oil, and mix well. Next, apply to your face and neck, rinse after 20 minutes, and moisturize.
Another beauty tip? Double your glow with one of these DIY grapeseed oil face masks.
Use this apricot face mask once per week for best results.
DIY Recipe #3: Apricot Face, Body, and Lip Scrub (Exfoliate and Brighten)
Next, you can use this DIY apricot beauty recipe as a face, body, and lip scrub. It’s the perfect way to revitalize your skin and lips. However, talk to your doctor first if you have sensitive skin.
Directions: For the face and lip scrub, combine a tablespoon of apricot kernel seed oil (or argan oil), two tablespoons of brown sugar, and one tablespoon of Manuka honey. For the body scrub, combine one part oil, one part honey, two parts sugar, and mix well.
Then, massage the scrub into your skin and lips for 20 seconds, and rinse. Next, moisturize and apply Weleda’s Skin Food Lip Butter—and don’t forget the sunscreen.
However, use the DIY apricot face scrub once weekly and the lip scrub twice weekly for best results.
A DIY apricot face mask fights aging and pumps life back into your skin. So, whip up these DIY apricot beauty recipes to bring your freshest face forward.
Whether you make the DIY apricot face mask or the apricot lip scrub, your skin is sure to love the treat. So, use the DIY apricot face masks once per week and the lip scrub twice per week for best results.
Now, enjoy your new skin, and check back for more beauty recipes and skincare tips.
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