Apricot kernel oil, or otherwise apricot oil is obtained by cold pressing of apricot pits. In some cases, the production of oil can be mixed with plum seeds.
The structure of apricot kernel oil
Apricot kernel oil is classified as basic (fatty) oils. It has a light yellow transparent color and has a bland flavor. It has the consistency of the liquid oil and a little sticky. The composition of apricot kernel oil is similar to the peach and almond oils, as part of the baseline.
Such oils are often used undiluted or used as a basis for various oil mixtures. In apricot kernel oil contains a lot of vitamins, minerals (potassium, magnesium), mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids (palmitic, stearic, linoleic, linolenic, etc.). In particular vitamin A, which promotes natural skin moisturizing and maintains its elasticity, vitamin C, which provides elasticity of the skin and vitamin F, normalizes the sebaceous glands and accelerates the regeneration of the skin.
Apricot kernel oil: properties, application, treatment
Apricot kernel oil has anti-inflammatory, regenerating and toning effect. It is suitable for all skin types, including delicate skin of babies and the skin exposed to age-related changes.
It can help you get rid of prickly heat, diaper rash and seborrheic dermatitis in infants, accelerate the healing of wounds and abrasions, get rid of cellulite, soften the hardened skin and smooth out wrinkles. Apricot kernel oil is a good moisturizer and gives the skin a smooth, beautiful, and most importantly healthy color. It has good effects on problem skin, eliminating inflammation and dry, well-softening it.
As mentioned above, apricot kernel oil – is the best escape for skin lacking vitamins, suffer from lack of proper nutrition and hydration. The spectrum of its application to improve skin is quite wide.
According to the results of the research, apricot kernel oil:
• softens and moisturizes the skin;
• prevents dryness and flaking;
• accelerates exfoliation of dead cells of the epidermis;
• tones the skin;
• produces anti-aging effect;
• evens the complexion;
• relieves skin inflammation, etc.
In addition, apricot kernel oil ingredients stimulate the synthesis of collagen and elastin, which form the basis of the connective tissue of the human body.
They can be applied on face before going to bed. Apply a small amount on the eyelids, as well as point-on problem areas (scaling, inflammation, hardened seats). In a heated state apricot kernel oil is effective as a cleansing lotion to remove makeup and cleanse the skin daily.
Apricot kernel oil – it is also a rescue for owners of a sensitive skin that reacts negatively to various cosmetic products, as it calms her and actually performs the same functions as the usual cream.
As for the hair and nails, the apricot kernel oil has a positive effect on their growth and structure, improving them in a short time. In this regard, manufacturers of cosmetics it is often added to shampoos, conditioners, liquid soaps, and other preparations.