What makes Orange Peel Good for Skin?
Many people throw out orange peels once they’re done eating or juicing an orange. But did you know that orange peels are a powerhouse of nutrients and antioxidants? The orange peels even have a higher vitamin C content than the fleshy inside!
Making Your Own Orange Peel Powder
It’s not difficult to make your own orange peel powder—all you need are oranges, a blender, and one to five days (in order to give the orange peels time to dry).
Here’s a quick explanation on how to make sun-dried orange peel powder at home. For a more in-depth explanation, I explain the process in detail in this easy guide.
To make powdered orange peel, simply save up orange peels from the organic oranges you eat, remove the white fribrous parts on the inside of the peel, and wash them in warm distilled water.
Spread the orange peels in a tray and place them in an area that receives plenty of sunshine. Leave them there until they are thoroughly dried—this usually takes one to two days, but can take up to five in cold, cloudy weather. If you are leaving the orange peels outdoors, cover them with a thin cloth or net for protection against dirt and insects.
Now crush and powder your peels into a fine powder using a food processor or blender, without adding any water.
Store your sun-dried orange peel powder in an airtight jar.
How to Use Orange Peel in Face Masks
Now that you have your orange peel powder, here are three face mask recipes that will allow you to reap their benefits:
1. Be-Blemish-Free Orange Peel Face Mask
With this simple blemish-removing face mask, you only need two other ingredients: honey and yogurt. These powerhouse ingredients are full of nutrients that provide nourishing benefits to skin. Honey, in particular, helps in evening out discolorations and blemishes on skin.
2 teaspoons orange peel powder
1 teaspoon organic honey
1 teaspoon yogurt
Mix all the above ingredients in a small bowl.
Apply a thick coat of the mixture onto your clean face. Let it sit for 15 minutes or until it dries out.
When the time is up, rinse your face gently until all of the mixture is completely gone. Pat dry with a towel.
If your face is dry after this mask, use a drop of coconut or olive oil as a natural moisturizer.
Make sure to gather your hair away from your face before applying this mask. Put on a headband or plastic shower cap to prevent the mixture from going on your hair.
You can add more honey or yogurt to make the mixture a little runny to apply it effectively.
Don’t over proportionate the orange peel powder as it may burn your skin.