An orange peel face mask already sounds weird as it is, however, you might want to think twice before throwing away those peels. This Vitamin C-rich fruit is not only healthy for you nutritionally, but it also does wonders for your skin. Are you looking to brighten your skin, and give it a healthy, natural glow? This shiny, bright and slightly coarse peel is packed with more nutrients than the orange pulp itself contains. You might want to check out some of these orange peel face masks, and your glowing skin can thank me for it later!
- What are Orange Peel Powder Benefits?
- How To Make Dried Orange Peel Powder?
- How To Use Orange Peel In Face Masks?
- Orange Peels, Tumeric & Honey Mask
- Orange Peels & Oats Mask
- Orange Peels & Yogurt Mask
- Orange Peels & Fuller’s Earth Clay Mask
- Orange Peels & Aloe Vera Mask
What are Orange Peel Powder Benefits?
Before you think about getting rid of the orange peel, let’s see what you plan on throwing away. The orange pulp itself is high in nutrients and Vitamin C, however, its peel contains more Vitamin C and, has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties which is known to help with acne. Oranges are rich in antioxidants and you best believe, the peel is also rich in them. Using orange peels by either grinding them into a paste or using them in their dried powder form for a healthy face mask will not only give your skin a natural glow but, it’ll help fight off the daily wear and tear, and damage to the skin that’s caused by ageing, sort of like the way how almond oil benefits for skin. It not only helps keep the excess oil and grease at bay, but it’ll help moisturize your skin as well. If you’re someone who struggles with hyperpigmentation or marks on certain areas of your face, get rid of those creams and medicines, they’ll do more harm than good. Kind of like how chemical-based shampoos for lice infestation is a waste of your money and can contribute to your hair loss. Why not go the natural route and try coconut oil for lice treatment. In the same manner, why not give orange’s peel powder a try. The citric acid present in orange peels not only brightens your skin but exfoliates it and gets rid of the dead skin and dirt.
Before We Move Onto DIY Face Masks, Let’s Check Out How To Make Dried Orange Peel Powder
The first time I heard about orange’s peel face masks, I was weirded out and then I got really curious. ‘Cause we’re already well aware of some of the pretty neat benefits of orange for skin and overall health but orange peels? I had to try it out for myself, and I must say, my skin reaped the benefits. Remember, the powdered orange peels in face masks contain a lot of nutrients and are rich in antioxidants, citric acid and lots of Vitamin C.
I first started by making its peel powder which is quite easy. Collect as many orange peels as possible, assemble it in a tray and leave the tray out in the sun for approximately 48 hours. This process dries the peels completely making it easy for you to grind them up and get dried orange peel powder. You can store this powder for up to a month in an air-tight container, in a cool and dry place (I suggest the fridge). And there you have it; your dried orange skin powder is ready to be transformed into some healthy and natural face masks.
How To Use Orange Peel In Face Masks?
I’m a huge fan of DIYs, it may seem like a lot of work, but it’s fun, and the best part is, it’s natural, making it a healthy and mostly, side effects-free alternative. So, let’s get a little messy and make some of these orange peel face masks!
Orange Peels, Tumeric & Honey Mask
We Asians seem to love our turmeric powders, and there’s a pretty good reason why we love it too. I hate it when turmeric stains your fingertips and even clothes (ugh!) bright yellow. However turmeric is known to brighten up your skin tone and give your skin a healthy glow since it’s rich in antioxidants & anti-inflammatory components. Honey, rich in antioxidants and all those other good stuff, unclogs your pores and gives your complexion the boost it deserves to reach for that healthy, skin-kissed glow. And when you couple these ingredients up with orange peel powder, you get an overall even complexion, brighten skin tone and healthy-looking skin. If you’re prone to acne and have oily skin, this face mask can be a little harsh for you, instead, try out the next one!
Fun & Messy Bit: Wash your face before trying out this mask. Mix 1 tablespoon of orange peel powder, 2 pinches of turmeric powder and 1 tablespoon of honey. Give it a good mix before applying it onto your face and neck and leaving it on for 20 minutes. You can use this twice a week. After gently washing this off, try out this little trick I like to use. If you have rose water lying around, put it in a clean spray bottle and leave it in your fridge. After washing off the mask, spray the rose water onto your face. It will leave you looking and feeling refreshed and your skin glowing!
Orange Peels & Oats Mask
For all my ladies (and gents!) who have issues with acne-prone and oily skin, this face mask is especially for you. The vitamin C from the orange peel fights off daily damage from UV rays, pollution and therefore, acne but, it also brings out a healthy glow to your skin. Oatmeal acts as an excellent exfoliator, fighting off the dirt and oil that collects in your pores, unclogs your pores and its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties fight off acne. Use this face mask at least 3 times a week for the best results.
Fun & Messy Bit: Wash your face before trying out this mask. Mix 2 tablespoons of orange peel, 1 tablespoon of oats, and some water to give you a thick paste. Scoop some of this paste with your hand and gently rub it in circular motions on your face. Leave on a thick layer on your face for 25 to 30 minutes before rinsing it off. Your skin should feel soft, have a soft glow and look refreshed!
Orange Peels & Yogurt Mask
This one’s my sister’s favourite. Not only is it easy to make, but it leaves your skin fresh and all toned up! And it works perfectly well with almost every skin type (just be careful if you’re allergic to dairy products or oranges!). The yogurt in this mask rejuvenates your skin, lightens up those dark circles and moisturizes your skin. When you couple it up with some orange peel powder, you know your face is going to glow and look healthy. Sometimes, it’s not enough to simply have bright & glowing skin, you need bright smiles to complete the whole package as well. Some really good & best activated charcoal toothpaste can brighten up those smiles & make your teeth look gorgeous. Give the entire package a try, especially if there’s a special occasion like a wedding or a party right around the corner. An orange peel & yogurt mask coupled with charcoal toothpaste will have people turning heads with all the glowing you’ll be doing.
Fun & Messy Bit: Wash your face before trying on this mask. Mix 2 tablespoons of yogurt and 1 tablespoon of orange peel powder. Massage the mask onto our face and leave it on for 25 to 30 minutes before washing it off with some cold water. Honestly, you can use this rejuvenating mask every other day, that’s how good and easy to use it is!
Orange Peels & Fuller’s Earth Clay Mask
If you’re prone to skin tan, hyperpigmentation and oily skin, this mask was made for you to try. Fuller’s earth clay is rich in minerals such as magnesium, iron, calcium, quartz and silica. It can help with oily and greasy skin, get rid of those nasty whiteheads & blackheads, get rid of pimples & acne and remove dead skin and dirt that usually clogs your pore. If you’re looking to exfoliate your skin and give it a healthy glow, combining orange’s peel powder & Fuller’s Earth Clay Mask will achieve those effects for you!
Fun & Messy Bit: Wash your face before trying on this mask. Mix 1 tablespoon of orange’s peel powder, 1 tablespoon of Fuller’s Earth Clay and rose water until you get a smooth paste. Apply this onto your skin and let it sit until the mask dries on your skin. Gently rinse it off your skin with some cold water and if you’d prefer, after drying off your skin, spray some rose water on your face. This will leave your skin feeling exfoliated, refreshed, smelling good and loved.
Orange Peels & Aloe Vera Mask
Aloe veras have been used for centuries as a treatment for many skin diseases. Nowadays, this really popular plant with its thick gel is being used for a lot of beauty and health remedies. It’s been known to help soothe sunburns and alleviate itchiness and dryness symptoms of psoriasis. Plus, its anti-inflammatory properties help get rid of acne, and reduce oiliness to your skin. However, since aloe vera is known for its hydrating effects, it helps lock in moisture if you have dry skin, giving your skin a healthy glow. This mask will help brighten up your skin and reduce dark spots or hyperpigmentation.
Fun & Messy Bit: Wash your face before trying on this mask. Mix 2 tablespoons of orange peels powder, 3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel and grind it up with a hand blender until you get a thin, runny paste. Using a brush, apply this mixture all over your face, including your neck. Leave it on until it feels like it’s almost dry. Then wash it off with some cold water and after drying your face off, spray some cold rose water onto your face. Rejuvenated, smooth and bright skin, equals happy you!
At Auraat, we believe in making you look and feel pretty, so why not equip you with the knowledge to get there. Try out some of these face masks or any one of the face masks suitable to your skin type and sound off on the comments below. And remember, don’t throw away those precious orange peels, they’ll definitely come in handy.
Stay Safe, Stay Healthy & try out an Orange Peel Face Mask!