8 Well Known Beauty Benefits Of Oranges
By: Kratika Mon, 13 Sept 2021 8:03 PM
Orange is a citrus fruit that grows on a tree of the same name and belongs to the Rutaceae family and is consumed primarily as raw fruit and in the form of juice. This tangy fruit is loaded with essential nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, polyphenols, and dietary fibers, etc that provide numerous health and beauty benefits.
# Treating Dark Spots And Skin Blemishes
Orange peel has a higher concentration of vitamin C than orange fruit and helps in treating dark spots and skin blemishes.
To use orange peel as a scrub, dry them in sun to remove moisture.Grind dried orange peels into a fine powder, and add milk or milk cream to it to form a fine paste.
Using this orange scrub provide instant skin glow, and reduces dark spots and skin blemishes.
# Treating Acne And Pimples
Orange helps in the prevention and treatment of skin problems like acne and pimples.
Acne is a common skin problem that affects millions of people around the world and is mainly caused by the accumulation of toxins, pollutants, dirt, impurities, and other unwanted substance within the skin pores.
The dietary fibers in orange eliminate toxins, pollutants, and other impurities from our system.When there are fewer toxins, they are less likely to accumulate in skin pores, and thus minimizes the risk of acne and pimples.Dietary fibers also control the secretion of excess oil from skin glands and prevent acne from worsening.
Orange peels also help in treating acne and pimples.To treat acne, grind orange peels with some water to form a paste and apply it to the affected areas of the skin. Regular use reduces excess oil from the skin and aid in treating acne and pimples.
# Orange Peels Lighten Skin Tone
Topical application of orange peels diluted with water lighten skin tone.
The anti-bleaching properties of orange peel lighten dark blotches of skin and reduce suntan.
Diluting with water is important as the high concentration of citric acid in orange peels can cause a burning sensation to the skin.
# Keep Premature Aging At Bay
Antioxidants like vitamin C, vitamin A and other antioxidantal compounds like phytonutrients, polyphenols, and flavonoids, etc in orange protects our skin cells from the free radical damage, and keep various signs of premature aging like fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, dark spots, and skin blemishes, etc at bay.
Free radicals are the unstabilized ions that stabilize by stealing electrons from the neighboring molecules, and in doing so they cause oxidative damage to them.
Vitamin C enhances the production of collagen, an amino acid that maintains skin elasticity and prevents wrinkles and saggy skin.
# Orange Juice For Hair Conditioning
Orange juice conditions our hair in a natural way. They are safer than the chemical-laden hair conditioners available in the market.
To condition, your hair, mix an equal proportion of orange juice, water, and honey to form a mixture. Apply it to the shampooed hair and let it dry for 10-15 minutes, and then wash off with water. Regular use will soften your hair and make them manageable.
# Promotes Hair Growth
Orange nourishes our hair follicles and scalp because of the rich nutrients in it.
Antioxidants like vitamin C, vitamin A and other relevant compounds like phytonutrients and polyphenols protect our hair follicles and scalp from free radical damage and improves scalp health.
Other nutrients like zinc, iron, folate, and potassium in orange improve blood circulation in the scalp, nourishes our hair follicles and scalp, and promote the growth of new hair follicles.
# Orange Peel For Treating Dandruff
Orange peel helps in treating dandruff, a common scalp problem that affects millions and is mainly caused by poor scalp health.
Antioxidants like vitamin C and other relevant compounds like phytonutrients, polyphenols, and flavonoids, etc protect our hair follicles and scalp from free radical damage and make them healthy.
Vitamins and minerals in the orange nourish our hair follicles and scalp and minimize the risk of scalp problems like dandruff etc.
Massage orange pulp or orange peel juice on the scalp and let it dry for 5-10 minutes, and then wash off with water to clear out dandruff.
Another method is to boil orange peels in water and leave it to cool for the day. On the next day, filter the solution and use it to rinse your hair. Regular use clears off dandruff and makes hair shiny.
# Rejuvenates Skin
Freeze orange juice to make orange cubes and rub them on your face to rejuvenate the skin. It cleanses skin pores, controls excess oil secretion, and prevents many skin problems.