Now that you know why orange peels are as much beneficial for your body as your skin, it’s time to get our hands dirty!
Living abroad, I have learn to become very versatile and flexible when it comes to treating my skin. Some products that I used to find easily when living in my home country were sometimes not available in my local markets. I slowly turned into skin care recipe that allows me to respect my budget and remove that frustration away of not getting that product I really need.
Surprisingly, orange peel powder is used in several skin care recipes to reduce acne, cleanse and open up clogged pores, protect skin from blackheads, control oiliness, or highlight the natural glow of our skin.
∴ How to make an orange facial mask at home?
→ Get organic orange fruits and create your orange peel powder.
Missing a step? Yes. The most important one.
The freshly cut orange peels needs to be sun-dried! To do so,
Spread the peels on a tray and place them in areas which receive plenty of sunshine, like a balcony.
Let orange peels dry in the sun for a day or two. It is only after this phase that you will next move to crushing the peels into a powder using a blender.
You can store the powder in an air-tight container until you need to use it.
→ Prepare your Facial Mask ingredients.
You will need two ingredients. Yes, that’s all! And guess what? Both are available in your kitchen.
I named: Yogurt and Honey!
- Why Yogurt? In the Ancient India, yogurt, when applied to skin, was used as an effective remedy to get rid of acne and pimples. It can also create a barrier that prevents new acne-causing bacteria from reaching the skin.
- Why Honey? Honey is one of those amazing things that nature and bees provide. Honey has antimicrobial properties, antioxidants and at the same time, is beneficially sticky. Honey, especially raw or unpasteurized, works as natural humectant and helps the skin keeps its natural moisture.
→ The recipe.
- 1 tablespoon of your newly made orange peels powder.
- 1/2 cup of nature Greek yogurt.
- 1 tablespoon of honey
PS: I personally prefer when the honey is warmed, it makes it easier to work with it. The texture is a bit more looser so it blends with the other two ingredients easier.
- Mix it all together until you get a compact paste.
- Simply spread a layer on your face and wait 15min.
PS: 15-20min wait is approximate and vary from skin to skin. When you feel that the mask dry off a little bit, it’s time to wash it all off!
→ The Result.
The antioxidants in honey and the peels help make the skin look younger while the yogurt naturally is effective in curing acne by cleansing your pores.
(Note: Be careful for a few hours if you’re going out in the sun after this mask, as it will cause photosensitivity.)
Personally, it made my face much much more soft, HIGHLY recommended, and it’s a superb way to use oranges … outside the box.
I hope you enjoyed this simple facial mask recipe. Try it out and let me know how you feel in the comment area.