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5 easy ways to add orange peel to your skincare routine for a natural glow up

Published on:12 June 2021, 12:30pm IST
Vitamin C rich orange peel can be a great addition to face packs. Here’s how you can use orange peel for skin.
Grace Bains
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Using orange peel can go a long way in keeping your skin healthy! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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Orange is not just a healthy choice as a food, but also for your skin! In fact, it’s peel contains high quantities of vitamin C and has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that help to enhance skin health. Orange peel offers a wide range of skin benefits, such as treating acne and oily skin. It is also regarded as a skin lightening agent and helps manage marks on the face and pigmentation. 

The antioxidant properties of orange peel makes it a wonderful ingredient for face packs and scrubs that will cleanse and rejuvenate your skin. Orange peel is best used in powder form! You can easily make it at home by leaving the orange peel to dry under the sun for 2 to 3 hours and then grinding it. 

Here are 5 easy ways to use orange peel for skin
1. Orange peel and coconut milk scrub

Orange peel powder is a natural exfoliator that can help remove dead cells from the surface of the skin and regenerate new cells. To make a scrub, add 2 to 3 tablespoons of orange peel powder to a bowl and mix 2 tablespoons of sugar and coconut milk to form a coarse paste. Gently scrub your face with this paste and then wash it off to experience glowing and clean skin 

2. Orange peel, lime and sandalwood face pack

This face pack will remove tan and brighten your skin. Take 2 tablespoons of orange peel powder and add 2 to 3 drops of lemon juice and mix sandalwood powder to make a smooth paste. Gently apply it on your face and leave it for 30 minutes before rinsing it off. This face pack is also suitable for people with acne and oily skin. 

Treat your skin right with the orange peel! Image courtesy: Unsplash
3. Orange peel and yogurt face pack

Try this face pack for rejuvenating your skin and to get an even skin tone. Mix 1 tablespoon of orange peel powder and 2 tablespoons of yogurt and apply it on your face. Wash it off after 20 minutes to get that clear and fresh look. 

4. Orange peel and rose water face wash

The high vitamin C content of orange peel powder and rose water helps clean and treat oily skin. Vitamin C also forms collagen and elastin that tightens the skin. Moreover, the antibacterial properties ward off acne and remove scars. Mix 2 tablespoons of orange peel powder with 3 to 5 drops of rose water and apply it to your face and then rinse it off for improving your skin’s health

5. Orange peel and oatmeal face mask

This mask will clean your pores, remove dirt, prevent blackheads and acne. To make this mask, mix 2 tablespoons of orange peel powder with 1 tablespoon oatmeal and baking powder. Gently apply a coat over your face and massage using your fingers in a circular motion before rinsing it off. 

Ladies, remember that you can store the orange peel powder in an airtight container for about 6 days. So, use this ingredient regularly for a natural glow up!

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