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Orange, one of the favourite fruits for many of us, has numerous beauty benefits too. The good part of this fruit doesn’t come only when you eat it, but the peels are equally brilliant to enhance your looks. Do you know that the peels are more on vitamin C content than the orange itself? They have antibacterial and antimicrobial properties in abundance which are considered to be effective in treating acne and oily skin. When it is about treating marks or pigmentation or treatment of skin lightening, orange peel is a favourite ingredient of beauty experts.
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The best way to use orange peel is in its powdered form. To get the powdered form, remove the peels and let them dry naturally under sun for a few days. Once they are completely dried up, grind them into powder in a blender. Now store the powder in an air tight container and you can use it for as many as six months. Here are seven ways to use orange peel as beauty booster.
If you want an instant rejuvenating effect on your face, then try this face pack just before a party or a special occasion. To make it, in a bowl take 1 tbsp of orange peel powder and 2 tbsp of yoghurt and blend it well. Apply on face and wash off after 20 minutes.
You need to take a medium sized orange and extract juice from it. Also do not discard the peels of the orange. Dry it under the sun and prepare a paste out of it. Now pulverise the orange peel and mix it with the orange juice that was previously extracted from it. Take a spoon of green clay powder and mix it with the pack. Also add some milk powder to the ingredient and make it into a paste. You would need to keep this paste for a period of 20 minutes on your face and then wash away with warm water.
Orange peel mask, is an effective treatment to protect against pimples. Similarly, it clears pores from oil and dirt. To prepare it take orange peel powder: 2 teaspoons, oatmeal: 1 teaspoon, baking soda: 1 teaspoon in a bowl and mix them well. Now using fingers, apply a coat over your face. Massage the skin in a circular motion. Rinse it with cold water and pat with a towel.
Orange peel keeps your skin hydrated besides absorbing the excess oil from skin. To prepare it, in a bowl take 2 teaspoons of orange peel powder, 1 teaspoon milk and 1 teaspoon coconut oil, mix well and apply on face. Let it settle for 15 minutes. Now wash it.
Get bright skin with instant glow through gentle exfoliation with this therapy. Take a tbsp of orange powder, 1 tbsp of sandalwood and a tbsp of walnut powder, now to make a paste add 2 to 3 drops of lemon juice and 2 tbsp of rose water. Apply it on face and leave it on the face for 5 minutes and rinse off.
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If you are facing terrible issues with stubborn tan, then look no beyond this face pack and continue using it for a longer period of time. In a bowl take 1 tbsp orange peel powder, 1 tbsp of honey and a pinch of cosmetic turmeric, make a fine paste blending them well. Now apply it thoroughly on face as well as neck. Let it settle for 10 minutes and follow it with a wash with rose water or mild face cleaner. Don’t use it if you have acne.
To make this pack, use fresh orange peels and make a smooth paste by blending them with rose water. Now add flour in it and apply it on your face, rub it and leave it for 20 minutes. Follow it with a wash with warm water. It brings an amazing glow on skin, if you use it regularly.
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Next time you eat an orange, don’t discard the peel. Save it as your beauty saviour and keep that tangy charm of your looks on.