Apricots may still seem foreign to South East Asian society. But, the benefits of apricots for health are not small. Despite their small size, apricots store many nutrients that can maintain the health of a number of important organs and prevent serious diseases.
Just like the benefits of Banana Suji, apricots have a sweet and refreshing taste, so some people prefer to eat them directly so that this unique and special flavor of apricots is still maintained. However, to increase the variety, many people also process apricots into juice, fruit salad, or as a cereal mixture.
Apricots are low in calories and do not contain saturated fat. Instead, they contain lots of water and are enriched with a variety of antioxidants and vitamins, including vitamin A, vitamin B, folate, vitamin C and vitamin E.
However, just like Peppermint plants that can be “converted” into liquids to get the benefits of Peppermint Oil, apricots are often extracted into Apricot Oil. People often use the oil as skin and hair treatment. A natural remedy for a more beautiful appearance. Here’s the list of apricot oil benefits :
1. Treating Your Skin
One of the benefits of Goron Tula fruits is to treat your skin. Apricot oil has the same ability. Apricot seed oil contains ingredients such as essential fatty acids, linoleic acid, and oleic acid.
This oil is also rich in vitamin E and vitamin A, making the apricot seed oil an excellent skin moisturizer. The skin treated with apricot seed oil will be supple and smooth.
Dry skin and skin that is irritated due to excessive sun exposure can be treated by applying apricot seed oil or using products such as lotions and creams that contain this ingredient.
2. Reducing the Effects of Free Radicals Exposure
Are you often exposed to sunlight, pollution, and cigarette smoke while on the move? Be careful, because they may cause wrinkles and damaged skin due to heavy free radicals exposure. Some studies have even found some evidence that exposure to UV rays can increase the risk of skin cancer.
To prevent this, you can use apricot oil frequently. Vitamin C contained in apricots will protect you from the dangers of excessive sun exposure and reduce the effects of free radicals that can damage your skin.
Vitamin C also helps your body produce collagen which functions to maintain skin strength and flexibility.
3. Makes Body and Skin Healthier
In addition to the above benefits, consuming apricots is also believed to reduce the risk of stroke, high blood pressure, and liver damage. Highly reduces the level of stress as well, making your skin turn brighter.
Before eating apricots, make sure you have washed them thoroughly. Otherwise, the bacteria that may remain on the fruit can cause an infection when they enter your body.
You also need to accompany the consumption of apricots with other nutritious foods and adopt a healthy lifestyle, such as exercising regularly, not smoking, and avoiding drinking alcoholic beverages.
4. Reducing Acnes
Just like the benefits of Chamomile Essential Oil, apricot oil may be useful to treat several skin problems, including acne and blackheads. Skincare such as face scrubs or peeling creams that contain apricots can help clean excess oil, dirt, and dead skin cells that clog pores.
It will make your face free from blackheads and pimples if used regularly.
5. Treating Skin Irritation
Some essential oils can be useful to treat the inflammation caused by irritation. Apricot oi has the same functionality. Apricots have anti-inflammatory properties that can relieve inflammation of the skin. One of them can be done by using apricot oil which is applied to the skin that is affected.
Apricot seed oil contains linoleic acid and oleic acid, so it has anti-inflammatory properties. So, in general, this oil is beneficial for acne and sensitive skin. In order to fight against those problematic acne, you can mix the apricot oil with other ingredients, like lavender oil for example. Then, all you need to do is gently apply the mixture on the skin, regularly.
The oil is even beneficial to treat other more serious skin problems, including the kids’ skin suffering from eczema. Apart from being able to keep the skin moist, anti-inflammatory of apricots is highly useful against eczema.
6. Brighten Skin
Dead skin cells that make skin dull, can be removed with a scrub made from apricots. When used regularly, this apricot scrub can make your skin look brighter, feel smoother, and healthier. The vitamin C content in apricots can help disguise acne scars, dark spots, and hyperpigmentation.
This fruit is also believed to be able to clean the skin down to the pores. In addition, it can also remove dead skin cells, help the skin regeneration process, and also make your facial skin look brighter.
7. Prevent Premature Aging
Apricots are rich in antioxidants which can provide skin protection against free radicals and exposure to UV rays that cause premature aging signs, such as wrinkles and fine lines. Almost similar with the benefits of Buchu Oil.
The content in apricots can help rejuvenate the skin, maintain skin elasticity and increasing collagen production in the skin.
8. Makes Hair Smoother and Healthier
Apricot seed oil helps to make your hair soft and shiny by moisturizing and nourishing the hair roots. Massage your hair by mixing it with other oils such as Amla, coconut, and olive to heal dry and flaky scalp.
It is especially good for damaged hair due to chemical properties. Applying regular amount of apricot oil may bring back the shine your hair deserves.