Fruit Be Told

Rich in dietary fiber and Vitamin C, Apricots will amaze you and your skin with their goodness
By Charu Sharma
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Taking note of what your skin needs, whip away one or the other blends using apricots and let your skin feel alive and gorgeous:

1. APRICOT & MILK SCRUB/ BRIGHTENS SKIN

Blend half a cup of dried apricots with one tablespoonful each of milk powder and honey. Add water to the mixture to make a smooth scrub. Massage the scrub on your face for 10 minutes in a circular motion. Then, wash off with cold water.

2. APRICOT & PAPAYA MASK/ REMOVES BLEMISHES

In a bowl, mix three tablespoonsful each of apricot and papaya pulp with a teaspoonful of apricot kernel powder. Apply this pack on your face and let it stay for 15 minutes before washing off with lukewarm water.

3. APRICOT KERNEL OIL, ALMOND OIL & ORANGE SCRUB/ MAKES SKIN SMOOTH

In a bowl, mix six tablespoonsful of apricot kernel oil, two tablespoonsful of sweet almond oil, half a teaspoonful of Vitamin E oil, 15–20 drops of orange oil, and five tablespoonsful of powdered apricot kernel. Use this mixture to exfoliate your skin and then wash off with lukewarm water.

4. APRICOT & OLIVE OIL PACK/ MOISTURISES SKIN

Deseed and blend four to five fresh apricots. Now, add olive oil to make a smooth paste. Massage the paste on your face for 15 minutes in a circular motion. Then, wash off with lukewarm water.

5. APRICOT, HONEY & ALMOND MASK/ REMOVES BLACKHEADS

Deseed and blend two ripe apricots with two tablespoonsful each of organic honey and ground almonds. Apply this to your face and leave on for 20 minutes before washing off with lukewarm water.

6. APRICOT, AVOCADO & CARROT FACE MASK/ REMOVES DEAD SKIN

Blend five apricots, a boiled avocado, and two carrots to make a paste. To the mixture, add two tablespoonsful each of yogurt and honey. Leave this on your face for 20 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water.