Orange Peel For Skin

Orange Peel For Skin

Orange belongs to the family of citrus, including grapefruit, lime, lemon, and tangerine.  The botanical name of orange is citrus simensis originated from China.

Orange is filled with different nutrient and vitamins, to most people orange peel is useless, they throw it away immediately after peeling it from the fruits. Orange peel contains multivitamin, nutrient, and antioxidant that you can use to treat different type of skin diseases. 

Orange peel powder can be use on skin to promote radiant and glowing skin, the funny thing about orange peel powder is that easy to make at no cost.

How to make powdered orange peel

Select a few medium sized or large sized orange and wash it with water to remove dirt, particle, and dust.

Allow the orange to dry, but if you are in a hurry you can use a clean cloth to dry the fruit.

Use a sharp knife to peel the skin layer from orange and slice the peel into smaller piece.

Place the orange peel on a tray and place it directly under sunlight for four days until there is no moisture inside the orange peel, the peel would hard when you touch it.

Grind them until it forms a fine powder and stores it in an airtight container.

Benefits of Orange Peel for Skin

Orange peel can be use on your skin every day without any significant side effect, the benefits of orange peel powder is so immense that you should include it when treating skin disease because of the presence of vitamin C.

Skin Whitening

Orange peel helps to make your skin fairer by removing dark spot on your skin and blemishes.

Mix 2 tablespoons of orange peel powder with 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of butter or yogurt in a bowl and apply it on a small patch of skin preferably your hand and leave it on for 15 minutes before washing it off with water and allow it to dry. Wait for few days and if you see that the small patch is brighter than the rest of your skin, you can continue using the recipe for your face. But if there is a discoloration of the small patch of skin please do not use the recipe on your face.

Alternatively, you can add a little water to 2 tablespoons of orange peel powder, and stir it together before following the process above.

Remove excess oil

This is good for people with oily skin, orange peel powder works great by removing the excess oil produced by the sebaceous gland from your skin surface

The excess oil production is responsible for pimples, acne, and eczema.
Mix 2 tablespoon of orange peel powder with 1 tablespoon of milk and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil until it forms a smooth paste and apply the mixture on your face, gently massage the mixture on your face and allow it to dry by leaving it on your skin for 15 to 20 minutes before washing it off with warm water. You can repeat this process every day, this controls the excess oil production leaving you with a clean and fresh face.

Acne removal

Acne is formed on the skin as a result of inflammation caused by bacteria, blocked pores, hormone, and oil. This type of skin condition is accompanied by great pain. Orange peel works removing the oil and dirt that blocked the skin pores, remove excess oil from the skin surface and also kills the bacteria causing acne.

Mix 2 tablespoons of orange peel powder with 1 tablespoon of rose water and a little pinch of baking soda together until it forms a smooth paste. Wash the affected area with water and pat it to dry. Apply the mixture on your face and leave it to dry for 15 to 20 minutes before washing it off with warm water. You can apply water based moisturizer on your face. 

This recipe can be repeated every day for 2 months until you have smooth, radiant, and glowing skin.  
Anti-aging

Orange peel is rich in vitamin C, in fact, the vitamin C present is orange peel is 136mg per 100 grams while the fruit pulp is 70mg per 100 grams.

Vitamin C is rich with antioxidant that fights free radical that cause premature aging, helps in the synthesis of collagen and promote skin cell regeneration.

Mix 2 tablespoons of orange peel powder with 1 tablespoon of cucumber juice, and 1 tablespoon of aloe vera together. Wash your face with water and allow it to dry, apply the paste to your face, neck or hand and leave for 30 minutes. Wash your face with warm water and a wet washcloth. 

Using this recipe will hydrate your skin; remove wrinkles and removes dirt or dead cell. You can use this recipe two to three times in a week.

Natural face cleanser

Orange peel is a natural face cleanser that you can use it to remove dirt, oil, and impuritiesfrom your skin, it works by allowing the opening of skin pore. The dirt and impurities that clogged or blocked the skin pores would be removed.

Simply add a little water to orange peel powder and leave it for 10 to 20 minutes before washing it off with water. You can substitute your face cleanser with orange peel because they both do the same works but face cleanser is filled with harmful chemical that can later cause harm to your skin. It will give you a radiant, glowing and hydrated skin.

Exfoliates skin

You can use orange peel powder to exfoliate skin by removing dead skin cell. Add 2 tablespoons of orange peel powder with a little sugar, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of honey together and apply the paste on your skin and leave it on for 10 to 20 minutes before washing it off with warm water. 

Alternatively, you can add water to orange peel powder and follow the process above.

Hope you enjoy this post on six ways to use orange peel powder for skin.
 
 

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