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Ode to an orange

Fruits are good for our skin and hair, but the humble orange is a phenomenal fruit as it’s full of ingredients that will help to boost your complexion! Eating one orange a day or drinking a delicious, tangy glass of fresh squeezed orange juice may aid weight loss, boost your immune system, and produce healthier skin. Rich in calcium, fibre and vitamin C, these juicy fruits are also low in calories. Therefore embracing them gives a wonderful start to your day.

Nutritional ingredients in oranges

Oranges also contain thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, selenium and copper. Because of their high vitamin C content (over twice the daily need) oranges are associated with boosting the immune system.

Use oranges to maintaining beauty

Oranges, like most other citrus fruits, may help prevent UV-induced skin damage. In mouse studies, the ingestion of unripe citrus extracts could decrease wrinkle depth and slow down collagen degradation.

Oranges contain organic acids, vitamins, minerals, vitamin C, and flavonoids. These could play a role in skin health.

Some anecdotal evidence suggests that the topical application of oranges may also nourish the skin. Their water content may also hydrate the skin and accelerate collagen production. However, more research is needed to establish this.

Beauty benefits in oranges

Orange juice is full of citric acid, which is an amazing ingredient that helps to reduce pimples. Just rubbing some orange juice onto affected areas makes the pimples dry up, leaving you with clear and blemish-free skin.

You can also make a face mask by grinding orange peels and applying it on your face. This will not only keep pimples at bay, but will also help to deal with oily skin.

Orange peel powder with curd or milk can be used to make an excellent natural bleach, which can be used regularly to give the skin a sun-kissed glow of freshness. It is a very useful fairness face pack, if you have little time and a special occasion on hand, to look your best. It also helps to lighten dark skin patches and spots.

Health benefits in oranges

  • Excellent source of vitamin C.
  • Healthy immune system and prevents skin damage.
  • Keeps blood pressure under check. .
  • Lowers cholesterol.
  • Controls blood sugar level.
  • Lowers the risk of cancer.

Consider this!

Make sure your skin isn’t broken or damaged as this may cause a burning sensation and irritation if you use oranges as part of your beauty treatments.

Beauty treatments that include oranges

Most home remedies and a lot of Vitamin C treatments contain orange

Side effects

Applying orange juice on your face can effectively shrink the open pores, hence giving a shining glow on your face.

It also reduces the oiliness of face to control acne.

Not only this, orange juice also acts as a great conditioner for hair as well. For the preparation of the hair conditioner, mix juice of one orange, water (orange juice and water in equal amount) and one spoon of honey. Apply the mix on your shampooed hair and then wash it of after 5 to10 minutes. You will see the expected result as healthy, shiny and beautiful hair.

Growing oranges for beauty treatments

It is best to purchase the organic imported oranges instead of trying to grow them.


Home remedies using oranges

  • Orange face packs are skin-friendly, economical and easy homemade packs unlike expensive chemical face packs available in the market.
  • Papaya and orange face pack lightens dark circles and adds a glow to your face.
  • Banana-orange and coconut oil-orange face pack reduces skin inflammation, mosturises skin and clears acne.
  • Neem and orange face pack reduces breakouts on your face.
  • Besan and orange face pack cleanses the face maintaining the pH balance and lessens skin pigmentation.
  • Green tea and orange face pack tightens pores and removes excess oil from the face. Sandalwood and orange face pack adds an instant glow to the face.
  • Multani mitti and orange peel face pack cleanses the face and remove blackheads and whiteheads.
  • Aloe vera and orange peel face mask cures redness, sunburn and rashes.

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