You will need: 2 overripe apricots, and 2 tbsp. heavy cream
Remove the pits, and purée the apricots. Combine with the heavy cream. Spread the mixture over your face, neck, and décolleté areas. Let it sit for about 15 minutes, then rinse off in the shower. Be careful, as this masque is kind of runny.
For this beauty recipe, you’ll want to choose two apricots that are nice and ripe, so that the flesh becomes velvety smooth when combined with the cream. Apricots are densely packed with nutrients that will breathe new life into your complexion.
The flavonoids in apricots fight inflammation, the potassium helps to balance your skin’s moisture levels, the beta carotene repairs sun-damaged skin, the vitamin E will soften your skin, and the vitamin C will boost collagen and help to fight free radicals.
As for the cream, its lactic acid acts as a gentle, natural exfoliant, and the fat is an effective moisturizer.
Try this at home, and you’ll emerge from the shower a radiant summer goddess. Enjoy!
Written by: Nicole Lachance
Nicole earned her Bachelor of Arts degree (with distinction) from the University of Alberta, with a major in French Language and Literature and a minor in Italian Language. She then continued her education at McGill University, earning her Bachelor of Common Law and Bachelor of Civil Law, where she was selected as class valedictorian. Nicole writes the Bella Vita Beauty Blog for Crystal Hills Organics. Nicole enjoys being active with her husband and three small children. She also enjoys traveling, playing tennis, ballet, cooking, baking, and experimenting with skin care and makeup. With too little sleep and a very exciting and hectic life as a mother of three young children, Nicole can appreciate the value and importance of implementing a skin care regimen composed of products containing quality ingredients. She also believes in the power of positive energy, and recognizes the benefits of using essential oils and other natural elements to create at-home beauty treatments.