Oranges are an excellent source of Vitamin C which is a powerful antioxidant, therefore helping our bodies develop resistance from infectious agents and pre-inflammatory free radicals from the blood. Oranges contain a good level of Vitamin A, alpha- and beta-carotenes, beta-cryptoxanthin and other flavonoid antioxidants, which protects our bodies from lung and oral cavity cancers.
The typical orange that are available in the market is actually a hybrid of pomelo and mandarin. This is the ‘sweet orange’ variant that is abundant in tropical and subtropical climates. It is peeled or cut, eaten whole, or processed to extract juice. Its skin or rind is also used for a variety of purposes—both culinary and health-wise. Its sweet-sour taste is a favorite worldwide, and it contains several vitamins and health benefits.
5 ways to use Oranges for Skin Care
Did you also know that oranges can work wonders for our skin? Here are 5 ways how oranges benefit your skin.
1. Orange skin can be used to moisturize your skin and keep it young. The skin of the orange contains natural oil, which can keep your skin looking healthy. An orange peel mask, which you can prepare at home, is perfect for all skin types. It will you brighten your skin and balance your skin tone for a more radiant look.
2. Orange peels can be used as a natural body scrub. After eating oranges, do not throw away its peels. Dry them in the sun and grind them. Keep them and use them as a body scrub. This natural scrub will help you exfoliate to get rid of dead skin cells that take out the freshness of your skin.
3. Orange peels can be used as a facial cream. Do this by adding milk to the orange peel scrub that you prepared earlier. Using an orange peel facial cream will give your face an instant glow and reduces your dark spots and blemishes.
4. Orange juice can help rejuvenate your tired face. Take the juice of 1-2 oranges and freeze them in an ice tray. When frozen, rub your face with these frozen orange juice cube. It will instantly freshen you up by getting rid of the excess oil from your face, while minimizing the size of your pores.
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