Orange. A fruit we all have grown eating to. It not only is rich in vitamin C, but helps in improving our immune system. Studies show that it lowers cholesterol, keeps blood pressure under check, prevents skin damage and lowers the risk of cancer.
But did you know? The peel of this fruit that we throw after eating finds a great use too. My Mummy has always been a supporter of natural beauty. I’ve seen her reading those magazines carefully in search of some easy and accessible DIY. She’ll then cut those clippings and stick them in a foolscap book. Be it trying out the fruit masks or this orange peel powder. She’d try them and happily endorse it to me. But I never gave these things a lot of thought and the deserving importance until a few years ago. I started questioning her and that is how, one fine day we had a detailed talk about the same.
Directions to use: Take the orange peels, spread them in a cloth and let them dry. Once done, grind them in a mixer to a normal not very fine powder. Now, you can mix it with curd or milk if you have a dry skin. You can mix it with lime juice or water too. So yes, your home made exfoliator is ready to use. Apply it on face and leave it for 5-10 minutes and then gently wash it off. You can store the powder for future use too. But use tight fitting jars to preserve that aroma.
Now let me take you through the benefits of using an orange peel powder as a face scrub.
- The texture of the powder is amazing. Not too light. Not to hard. It makes for a perfect skin exfoliator without being harsh on you.
- The powder will help you reduce acne by removing impurities, sebum and oil from the skin surface.
- Vitamin C is an antioxidant and fights ageing too.
- And finally, it gives that natural glow. Something that radiates from within.
I hope you found this post informative.