Not Only Tasty And Fragrant: Benefits Of Orange For Skin
March 13, 2019 16:48 By Fabiosa
When the citrus fruit season comes, go out and buy lemons, mandarins, and oranges when you go grocery shopping. Do you know that oranges are beneficial not only as food? The fruit can also serve as a great beauty product, bearing in mind you not allergic to it. If everything's fine, then our information may be useful for you.
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What are the benefits of orange peel?
It's rich in flavonoids and a few other important phytochemical substances, which have a positive impact on your body. For interest's sake, the fruit contains 71 mg of vitamin C, while its peel contains more than 133 mg!
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It also contains copper, calcium, magnesium, folic acid, vitamins A and B, as well as fiber. Here are a few beneficial effects of orange peel:
- helps to prevent certain types of cancer;
- increases the defense mechanisms of the bronchopulmonary system;
- helps to treat diabetes;
- improves heart performance;
- helps to lose weight;
- improves eyesight;
- helps to fight inflammatory processes;
- improves the digestive system;
- has a positive impact on teeth;
- makes your skin radiant.
What are other benefits of orange?
One orange a day or one glass of freshly squeezed orange juice helps you lose weight, strengthens your immune system, and has a positive impact on the condition of your skin. Among other advantages, oranges are also low-calorie, coming in at 47 kcal per 100 g.
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Natural oils contained in oranges help to hydrate the skin, ensuring its gentle and healthy look. Antioxidants fight with free radicals, helping to postpone the appearance of wrinkles and premature aging. The high content of сіtric acid helps to prevent skin scaling and dries out acne, which improves the overall appearance. Vitamin C helps the body to produce collagen and elastin, which keep your skin look young and sustain its elasticity.
A few orange facial mask recipes
Orange peel and yogurt
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You will need 1 tbsp orange peel powder and 2 tbsp plain yogurt. Mix it well. Apply to your face and rinse off after 20 minutes to freshen up your skin. It is an instant rejuvenating mask that you can do before going to a party or other important event.
Orange peel and lime
Take 2 tbsp orange peel powder, 1 tbsp white clay powder, 1 tbsp sandalwood powder, and add a few drops of lime juice. Make a smooth paste. Apply it to your face, leave it on for 30 minutes, then wash off. You will see fresh and shiny skin. It's a perfect mask for oily skin prone to acne.
Orange peel, walnut, and sandalwood
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You will need powdered ingredients as follows: 1 tbsp orange peel, 1 tbsp sandalwood and walnut. Also, add 2-3 drops of lemon juice and 2 tbsp rose water to the mix. Make a paste, apply to your face, and leave for 5 minutes, then rinse off with lukewarm water. After this gentle mask, the skin will look fresher and younger!
First, you need to do an allergy test for each component of the mask, leaving it on for the same amount of time as you plan on leaving the mask on your face later. If everything is fine, then make a mixture and run another test with the prepared mask. After use of each mask, apply hydrating cream to your face. You can use these recipes if you aren't allergic to the listed ingredients. Stay healthy and beautiful!
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