Orange Peel is considered as a boon for face and skin care as it cures blackheads, dead cells, acne, pores, blemishes, dark circles, dry skin, and brightens your face. It can also be applied with milk or curd for extra glow or for removing tan. Also rub your nails with its peel for shine.
The peel has way more vitamin C than the orange itself. Bright, shiny and tangerine, the peel of the orange contains antioxidants and using it regularly in face packs will give you clear and brighter skin in no time.
Why Oranges Good for You
The peel has anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties which make it great for treating acne and oily skin. It also works as a skin lightening agent and can do wonders for marks on the face and pigmentation. Besides its medicinal, more obvious properties, face packs with orange peel can also be used as face cleansers and leave the skin looking refreshed. What’s even more interesting is that the astringent and antioxidant properties of the peel stay intact when used to create an elaborate face pack. Also with different base mixtures along with orange peel it’s best for face remedies for all skin types.
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: Moisturizes skin, hydrates skin
- Magnesium: For glowing skin that’s youthful and healthy.
1. Orange Peel and Yogurt – Face Pack
Take 1 tbsp. of orange peel powder and 2 tbsp. of yogurt. Mix well. Apply on face and wash off after 20 minutes to get clear, fresh, and toned up tight looking skin. This is an instant rejuvenating face pack which you can apply before a party or any big event.
2. Orange Peel, Turmeric and Honey – Face Wash
Use this face wash over a period of time to remove stubborn tan. Take 1 tbsp. orange peel powder, just a pinch of cosmetic turmeric and 1 tbsp. of natural honey Mix everything well into a fine paste. Apply on the face and neck, and wash off after 5 to 10 minutes with any gentle face cleanser or rose water. Try not to use this on acne prone skin but if you decide to do so then follow it up with an acne skin face pack
3. Orange peel powder and walnut powder and sandalwood paste – Exfoliator
Take a tbsp. of orange powder and add 1 tbsp. of sandalwood powder and a tbsp. of walnut powder. Then add 2 to 3 drops of lemon juice and 2 tbsp. of rose water to make a paste. Leave on the face for 5 minutes and rinse off to get bright skin which will give instant glow post gentle exfoliation.
4. Orange Peel, Multani Mitti and Rose Water – Face Pack
This one is recommended for oily skin. Take 1 tbsp. of orange peel powder, 1 tbsp. of Multani Mitti and make a smooth paste out of it by adding rose water. Apply on the face and neck and rinse off only when its semi dry. This face pack will deep cleanse your skin and pull out both black heads and white heads.
5. Orange Peel Powder and Lime – Face Pack
This is another great pack to remove tan and brighten the skin. Take 2 tbsp. orange peel powder, add in a few drops of lime and to this add a tbsp. each of fuller’s earth and sandalwood powder to make a smooth paste. Apply on the face and rinse off after 30 minutes to get fresh and bright skin. This is also lovely for oily acne prone skin and if fresh acne is present then more of lime juice and orange peel powder should be added.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9.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.