Apricot kernel oil
Perhaps one of the most common base oils - the oil of apricot pits. This oil is a pale yellow color with a slight nutty aroma, which is obtained from the seeds apricot kernels by cold pressing.
Useful properties of apricot kernel oil
Apricot kernel oil contains mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids, F vitamins, E, A, B, C, phospholipids, salts of magnesium, potassium and other mineral compounds, pantothenic acid. Oil well distributed in the skin, has a slight warming effect, by which is often used in various massage mixtures. Also it has a toning, nourishing, soothing and regenerating properties.
The use of apricot kernel oil
Due to their properties and relative cheapness of oil apricot pits it is one of the most widely used. It is suitable for all skin types, but is especially effective for sagging and tired. This oil increases the elasticity of the epidermis, smoothes wrinkles, improve complexion , well softens and regenerates damaged skin. In cosmetology, apricot kernel oil is added to creams, shampoos, hair masks, face, hands.
Apricot kernel oil is used for bruises, rashes, as well as for the treatment of diaper rash and dermatitis in children.
Apricot kernel oil for the face
Since apricot oil is considered to be very gentle, it is part of many tools for skin care, including - for the eye area. But its application is especially effective in case of problematic skin.
- When a problem skin it is recommended to a tablespoon of oil apricot pits add 2 drops of essential oils of tea tree , lavender and lemon. The composition is applied to a cotton swab moistened with warm water and wipe the face.
- When mixed type of skin apricot oil mixed with peach in equal proportions, and one tablespoon of the mixture add one drop of essential oils ylang-ylang and peppermint. The mask is applied a thin layer to clean skin and leave until completely absorbed. Do not use it more often than once every three days.
- For aging skin and requires supply from the mask used apricot pits oil, alone or with the addition of essential oils (up to 4 drops of 25 ml of base). In a preheated oil to body temperature moistened gauze and covered her face, except for the area around the eyes and mouth. Top superimposed layer of parchment paper and towel. After 15 minutes, warm wash water. The same can apply a nourishing mask and dcolletage.