6. Orange Peel
Oranges are a bright-colored citrus fruit that is native to Asia, though nowadays they’re eaten and enjoyed all over the world. There are two different categories of oranges: bitter and sweet. Sweet is the variety most commonly eaten as a snack, while bitter oranges are often used in jam and marmalade. Oranges are low in calories and high in vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals.
Oranges provide many health benefits. They can lower the risk of stroke, reduce high blood pressure through vasodilation of the blood vessels, and support a healthy cardiovascular system. Oranges contain a large amount of vitamin C, with one medium orange containing 93 percent of the daily recommended intake. They also contain fiber, folate, vitamin B1, pantothenic acid, copper, potassium and calcium.
The pulp of an orange is exceptionally nutritious, but so is the orange peel – in fact, the orange peel holds even more vitamin C than the pulp does. Orange peel is also commonly used in skin care products and is an effective ingredient to home remedies. Orange peel can help cleanse the skin, extract dirt from deep within the pores, whiten dark spots, remove blackheads, tone the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Orange peel is easy to use on the skin, as you can literally just rub it across your face. However, there are many different recipes that you can follow in order to make your own orange peel face masks. Simply remove the white fibrous material on the inside and wash them in warm water before laying them on a tray and placing them somewhere in your house that gets lots of sun to dry them out. This can take anywhere between one to five days, depending on the weather. Once they’re dried out, crush the peels into a fine powder using a blender, and mix the powdered peel with other ingredients like honey, yogurt, lemon juice, baking soda and even oatmeal for a refreshing face mask that will make you glow.