One of the benefits of using seasonal ingredients is that not only do they do well for your general health; they also have a knack of making your skin glow. This is because what’s considered good as a food item is inexorably capable of being applied on the skin.
For instance, an orange peel has a lot more of Vitamin C than the fruit itself. That apart, the peel also boasts of other useful skin promoting agents like antioxidants, which is why millions of people use only the peel as a face pack to impart that much-cherished skin glow.
Orange peel can be placed directly under the sun in a powdered form. Store it an air tight container and keep it safely for the next 8-10 months or blend it with other base ingredients for that younger looking skin.
Apart from offering traditional medicinal properties for all round good skin health, face packs made with an orange peel also make for great face cleansers.
DIY fruit packs for all skin types
Here are four great orange peel fruit masks that you can prepare at home to combat problems associated with all skin types.
Yoghurt and Orange Peel
Take one tbsp of orange peel powder and about 2 tbsp of yogurt, mixing them properly. Now, apply that mixture on the face and rinse off after 39 minutes. This is a fast-affecting, rejuvenating face mask for all skin types that will make your skin appear fresh, well toned and soft, which is ideal before any special event.
Orange Peel, Honey and Turmeric
One more face mask that works well on all types of skin!
You can make this face mask to get rid of stubborn tan and other blemishes. Take one tbsp orange peel powder, some cosmetic turmeric, and mix it with 1 tbsp of natural honey. Blend all the ingredients into a fine paste. Now apply this on the face or/and neck, and rinse off after 5 minutes using any mild face cleanser.
As a word of caution, you may want to avoid using it on acne prone skin. However, if you do that, then at lease make sure that this is followed up with a skin face mask for acne.
Orange, walnut powder and sandalwood paste
Mix one tbsp of orange powder with one tbsp of sandalwood powder as well as one tbsp of fine walnut powder. Now, add 2-3 drops of lemon juice into two tbsp of rosewater before making a paste. Apply it and on the face and wait for 5 minutes and wash off with cold water to impart an instant glow.
Orange Powder and Lime
This is one of the easiest and most useful face masks to brighten your skin. Take two tbsp orange powder and add a couple of drops of lime to which, add one tbsp each of fullers earth and a little bit of sandalwood powder. Mix all the ingredients to make a nice paste.
Apply this pack on the face and wash after 30 minutes to obtain that silky soft skin with more than a tinge of brightness. This is also a good option for oily skin and in case there is a presence of fresh acne, add some more of orange peel powder and lime juice.