We all love the bright and juicy fruit orange because of its ‘sweet‘ taste. Interestingly, it is also one of the effective immunity-boosting foods.
Consuming a glass of orange juice every day is good for your body as it contains vitamin C, folate, and potassium. In addition to the health benefit, orange is equipped with a number of beauty benefits as well.
While many throw away orange peels after eating them, one must know it is of great value. Hence, making it an ingredient to use in your summer beauty routine.
Orange peel is quite beneficial for your skin. Loaded with antioxidants and nutrients, it can be used in a number of ways on your skin.
Before telling you five different ways to use it on your skin, let us first check out the beauty benefits of orange peels.
Benefits of orange peels
- Protects skin from free radical damage
- Heals dry, flaky, and itchy skin
- Hydrates dehydrated skin
- Brings back moisture
- Prevents oxidative stress in skin cells, for youthful, glowing skin
- Helps in renewing worn-out cells
- Works as a skin lightening agent
- Removes tan
- Loaded with anti-ageing properties
- Promotes healthy skin glow
Ways to use
1. Orange peel, yogurt, and honey mask
Take 2 teaspoons orange peel powder, 1 teaspoon honey, and 1 teaspoon yogurt. Mix all three ingredients in a bowl and make a thick paste. Apply it to your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse off with water and then apply moisturiser to avoid dryness.
2. Orange peel and sugar scrub
Mix 2 teaspoons of orange peel powder with 1 teaspoon of sugar, coconut oil and honey. Mix the scrub well and apply it all over your body for exfoliation. Store the leftover mixture in a container and exfoliate every once or twice a week for best results.
3. Aloe vera and orange peel face pack
Add one teaspoon of orange peel powder to a bowl and mix it with some aloe vera gel. Squeeze some lemon juice on top of it. Make a thick face pack out of it and apply generously to your face. Leave it for 15 minutes and then wash it off with cold water. This face pack does wonders if you wish to remove dark spots from your face.
4. Orange peel, tumeric and honey
Best for removing tan, this face pack will leave your skin refreshed. Take 1 tablespoon of orange peel powder, a pinch of turmeric, and 1 tablespoon of honey. Use the paste in place of a face wash every day for best results.
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