Orange, rich in Vitamin C, is the best all rounder when it comes to your skin. From the peel to the juice all work in the best possible ways to keep you glowing and healthy. It’s rich n antioxidants and helps your skin to get smoother and better. If you wish for younger looking, healthy skin, then instead of an apply switch to an orange a day.
Benefits Orange Peel
When it comes to the peel, the best way to use it is:
- Cut the peels into thin slices
- Spread them on to a tray with enough surface area
- Dry the skins under the sun for 3 4 days until they become hard and completely dry. The water should have evaporated and the peel must look dehydrated
- Grind them into a fine powdery texture
- Store in a jar and keep it for later use
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This orange peel powder has purposes manifold. The peel contains citric acid that helps in the brightening of skin naturally. It will give you the glow that you’ve always wanted. Your good skin care product s that are available as acne creams, or cleanses, or oil balance products must contain this ingredient.
Nutrients in Orange Peel
Let’s check out the nutrient value in the orange peel:
- Vitamin C: Fights acne helps in getting healthy skin
- Calcium: Renews dead skin
- Potassium: Moisturises skin, hydrates skin
- Magnesium: For glowing skin that’s youthful and healthy
Now let’s look at different ways to use the orange peel in facemasks, cleansers and lip balm.
1. Yogurt and Honey Mask
Skin exfoliation mask, the yogurt helps remove dead skin, lighten and brighten skin, gets rid of dark spots and almost prevents ageing. The properties of yogurt are many and when used in this combination, it’s sure to give you benefits better than a readymade mask. You would always notice that yogurt gives you that cooling soothing feeling when applied, that’s because it has that anti-inflammatory agent.
Now, for the second ingredient, honey is a cleanser and it’s natural. Its helps in achieving clear skin.
This honey and yogurt pack will help you rid your skin of blemishes and marks.
- 2 teaspoons orange peel powder
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon yogurt
Method: Mix them all in a bowl and apply a thick coat on your face. Let it work its magic for 15 minutes until it dries out. Then rinse with water and dry your face with a towel. Apply a moisturiser immediately to avoid dry skin.
2. Oatmeal Face Mask
To keep pimples away, use orange peel mask. It also cleans your pores of the dirt and oil and prevent blackhead as well.
- Orange peel powder: 2 teaspoons
- Oatmeal: 1 teaspoon
- Baking soda: 1 teaspoon
Method: Take a bowl to mix these ingredients and apply a coat over your face with your fingers. Then massage your skin in a circular motion to cleanse. Then rinse with cold water and pat with a clean towel.
3. Orange Peel Sugar scrub:
Here you don’t even need orange peel powder, you can work with the orange peel itself.
- Coconut oil
Method: In a bowl or a container, add some sugar and grate some orange peel directly into the jar. Pour in some honey for the exfoliation of skin. Next add coconut oil and mix well.
The sugar scrub should be of the consistency as seen in the image. Use it for your body to get skin that feels rejuvenated and smells fresh.
4. Orange Peel Mask
This simple and easy mask has just some orange peel powder and milk.
Method: Mix these two in equal quantities to make a paste. Apply it over your face and neck and let it work for 30 min, once the mask feels dry, wash your face thoroughly. This mask removes that excess oil from your skin and also dead skin cells.
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5. Cleanser Mask:
Orange peel absorbs the excess oil from skin and also hydrates skin.
- 2 teaspoons of orange peel powder
- 1 teaspoon milk
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
Follow the simple 15 min stay pack time with this mask and pat dry with a clean towel. It will leave your skin feeling beautiful and smooth.
All these ingredients have their own super powers and will help you cleanse your face of the oil and dirt and the acne causing cells. Coconut oil is a hydrator, it will provide nourishment to skin that dehydrated and dry.
6. Orange peel for a glowing skin:
- Orange peel powder
- Dried Neem leaves
- Lemon juice
- Pomegranate peel
Method: Crush the ingredients well together and make it a paste with the lemon juice. The pack works fabulously if you are ready to go that extra mile. For skin that is healthy looking and always happy, this pack is a great way to ensure that smile.
7. Orange Peel Lip balm:
In a bowl, take some orange peel powder, sugar and almond oil. Make sure the amount of sugar is equal to the peel powder and here you have an easy recipe to a lovely smelling lip balm that’s effective and easy to make.
Hope you enjoyed this post on different ways to use orange peel for skin.