It is a well known fact that oranges are great for health. But most of us throw away the peel of this fruit. You must save the peel for cosmetic use. The orange peel has a much higher concentration of vitamins, minerals and nutrients than the fruit itself that can benefit your skin immensely.
You can use orange peel to treat various types of skin problems, including acne, oily skin, blackheads, blemishes, uneven skin tone and so on. To use orange peel in your beauty regimen you need to use it in powder form. You can make orange peel powder easily at home.
Step by step process to make orange peel powder
- Take a few large sized oranges and wash them under running water to remove pesticides, dirt and dust from the skin.
- With a cotton cloth pat dry the oranges properly.
- Now with the help of a sharp knife, peel the top layer.
- Next chop up the peels into thin slices.
- Keep the chopped peels under direct sunlight to dry for four to five days.
- Put the dried peel into your food processor and grind them until you get a fine powder.
- Store the powder in an air tight container.
Beauty benefits of orange peel powder:
There are many properties in orange peel powder that are highly beneficial for skin. The nutrients in orange peel powder are vitamin C that protects skin from free radical damage, calcium that helps in renewal of worn out cells, potassium that keeps the skin hydrated and magnesium that prevents oxidative stress in skin cells.
Here are some of the beauty benefits of orange peel powder:
Works as a natural cleanser: Orange peel powder can effectively cleanse your skin. Take few teaspoon of orange peel powder and add little water to make a thick paste. Apply it on the skin and allow it to dry on its own and then rinse off with lukewarm water. This mask will deep cleanse the pores and prevent blackheads, whiteheads, acne and pimples.
Removes skin blemishes: Take two teaspoons orange peel powder, one teaspoon organic honey and one teaspoon yogurt. Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl and apply a thick coat of the mixture onto your clean face. Leave it until it dries out and then rinse your face gently with lukewarm water and pat dry with a towel. This treatment will protects skin from free radical damage and keep it blemish free.
Keeps pimple at bay: Orange peel contains powerful properties that help keep the annoying pimple away. Take two teaspoons orange peel powder, one teaspoon oatmeal and one teaspoon baking soda. Mix all the ingredients with enough water to get a thick paste. Using clean fingertips, massage a thick coat of the mixture to your face in a gentle circular motion. Let it sit for 15 minutes. Rinse your face with cold water and then pat dry with a clean towel. This mask will deep cleanse your pores to drive out the dirt, grime, excess oil and bacteria, which all cause pimples to form on the skin surface.
Good for oily skin: Orange peel powder works like an astringent and is known to absorb excess oil or sebum from oily skin. Take two teaspoons orange peel powder, one teaspoon milk and one teaspoon coconut oil. Mix all the ingredients to form a paste. Apply the mixture onto your face with the help of your finger tips. Allow it to sit for 15 minutes. Then gently rinse your face thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry with a towel. This mask will control excessive oil production and will keep your skin fresh and toned.
Next time when you eat oranges, do not throw away the peel. Keep them safe and get it powdered and use it in your beauty regimen to enjoy radiant and glowing skin.