When it comes to skincare, people will search far and wide for a remedy that works for them. Oftentimes, this leads to harsh chemicals and ingredients being applied to the skin to clear acne or help with rejuvenation.
But sometimes, the answer to beauty products that work comes from nature itself. There are thousands of all-natural ingredients that come from fruits, nuts and leaves that can be beneficial for moisturizing and reducing irritation.
Apricot kernel oil is one of these ingredients that’s become quite popular today for many skincare brands. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits that it offers.
What Is Apricot Kernel Oil?
Apricot kernel oil comes from the pit of apricot fruit. By using a cold-press, the oil can be extracted from the pit and used in various ways. The oil itself has an aromatic and nutty flavor, making it popular for cooking with.
There are high amounts of vitamin K and vitamin E in apricot kernel oil and antioxidants that contribute to the health benefits that the oil is known for. It’s often used in aromatherapy and is excellent for sensitive skin. It’s an emollient oil, so it’s great for lotions, hair care and skincare.
History Of Apricot Kernel Oil
Apricots are indigenous to Armenia, China and other parts of Asia. It is believed to have first been cultivated for Chinese medicine in 3000 BC. They used the oil to treat conditions like asthma, bronchitis and emphysema.
Apricot kernel oil has been used throughout time to help with digestion and improve hair and skin health. In India, people used apricot kernel oil in their massage oils to help soothe aches and pains.
Benefits Of Apricot Kernel Oil
There are many benefits of apricot kernel oil that can be taken advantage of today.
Here are some of the most common things it is used for in various products:
- Moisturizing - When the oil is applied to your skin, it helps the skin retain moisture and reduces dry patches. This can help with skin conditions like psoriasis, rosacea and eczema.
- Helps with blemishes - Apricot oil can help to reduce irritation in the skin on problem areas and prevent sebum from building up in your glands. This helps to treat both the symptoms of acne and the underlying cause.
- Strengthens hair - People use this oil on their hair and scalp to help with weak hair strands. It promotes healthy hair follicles and soothes the scalp.
- Reduces oxidative stress - The use of this oil on the skin can help with premature aging and wrinkles. The antioxidants in apricot kernel oil tone and tighten the skin to reduce age spots.
Uses Of Apricot Kernel Oil
There are many ways that you can use apricot kernel oil in your daily routine to improve your life.
Here are some of the most common uses:
- Topical use - you can apply apricot kernel oil on your temples to help with headaches, as well as on sore joints for muscle inflammation relief.
- Cosmetics - This oil is often found in natural brands of skincare and can positively influence the health of your face and the rest of your body.
- Hair mask - You can also use this oil as a hair mask by applying it to your scalp for healthy hair growth.
Mother Dirt Skincare
The potential of natural skincare is limitless. Apricot kernel oil is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to utilizing ingredients from nature to improve your skin’s health. At Mother Dirt, we’re all about using naturally-derived ingredients and powerful probiotics to restore and maintain the skin microbiome.
We use ingredients like almond oil, squalane and apricot kernel oil to replenish and nourish skin naturally. We also take advantage of the good bacteria that your skin needs to stay looking its best. Our mission is to restore your skin’s microbiome with probiotics to repair the imbalance caused by traditional beauty products. This will help reveal your skin at its most biologically balanced and vibrant.
Our Probiotic Moisturizing Body Oil intensely moisturizes, leaving your skin feeling super soft, with a radiant glow. It contains apricot kernel oil and squalane to replenish dry skin with a blend of probiotic extracts. It’s dermatologist tested and suitable for sensitive skin.
Mother Dirt’s Probiotic Body Wash which gently cleanses skins without stripping, also contains apricot kernel oil. Additionally, we included lemongrass oil to leave your skin with a revitalizing, natural scent. This body wash is made with a blend of mild and naturally-derived ingredients like coconut extract. It’s sulfate-free, paraben-free and clinically tested.
Why Does Your Body Need Probiotics?
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that are rapidly gaining popularity in the beauty community. Your skin is a complicated ecosystem made up of millions of microorganisms. The skin’s microbiome keeps your body healthy by regulating inflammation and serves as a barrier to pathogens.
When your skin’s microbiome is healthy and balanced, it helps heal wounds, protect against infection and regulate your immune responses. It also means that your skin will look healthy, vibrant, and clear. There are a lot of things that can cause your microbiome to become imbalanced. This includes stress, your skin’s pH and diet.
Many traditional skincare brands work against the skin rather than for it. They contain chemicals that eliminate the good bacteria on your skin and disrupt its natural biological state. The pH of your skin should be kept at a level of 5 to thrive properly. Many soaps throw off the pH of skin with alkalinity that can damage the skin barrier.
By adding probiotic skincare into your daily routine, you give your skin back its proper pH balance and the bacteria that it needs. Topical probiotics like the ones from Mother Dirt are great for the skin and hair microbiome. Using our probiotic spray is a great place to start.
The Mother Dirt AO+ Restorative Mist is a patented probiotic spray that restores an essential component, Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria (AOB), to your skin microbiome.. It’s suitable for all skin types and is made with ingredients that are microbiome-friendly. It’s been proven to help improve skin clarity and tone, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The Mist is easy to apply and results in smooth, comfortable skin.
Importance Of Clean Skincare
Our vision at Mother Dirt is to live in a world where consumers have returned their skin to its natural state. We comply with clean beauty standards because we believe that they’re important for results that you can see. Our products are free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, oxybenzone, hydroquinone, and triclosan. Our products are also formulated to be safe for your skin without testing on animals.
All of our ingredients are listed on our site for full transparency. We do our best to explain why we include each ingredient and where it comes from. We want to restore your relationship with your skin so that it’s as strong and healthy as it can possibly be.
Many companies have got it stuck in your head that killing 99.9% of bacteria is what you want. We’ve always thought that all bacteria were bad and that getting rid of them was the best way to stay healthy.
We’re flipping the script at Mother Dirt and letting you know that you don’t have to be afraid of getting a little dirty. We want you to embrace the living ecosystem on your skin and strive to keep it happy.
Apricot kernel oil has many benefits for your skin, which is why we utilize it in our products. If you want to get started using good bacteria to restore your skin’s microbiome, try our products at Mother Dirt. You can try one of our kits, The PeaceKeeper or The Difference, for the best immersive experience in probiotic skincare.