Mumbai, 2 May-2014(Indilens web Team): Oranges are loved across the world, and just as unique as their name is (there is no other word that rhymes with it!) this fruit has some amazing benefits for your beauty as well. Leave aside your beauty woes and let this fruit work its natural magic on your skin.
Read on to know some great tips to make more use of this power fruit, and make it a part of your regular beauty regimen.
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.
Orange juice works really well for shrinking open pores. All you need to do is dab on a few drops of orange juice onto the face, and let it be there for about two to three minutes before splashing some cold water and dabbing off your face. It will leave you with an excellent and refreshed feeling!
If you dry an orange peel and grind it into a coarse powder, it makes for an excellent face scrub when coupled with fuller’s earth and honey.
Oranges help to improve your skin texture, and so it is well-known for having anti-ageing benefits. It contains powerful antioxidants that protect your skin against free radicals. It also helps in keeping the skin firm and supple, thus keeping signs of ageing at bay for a longer time. Grind some orange peels and dilute them using either water or milk and use it as a face pack.
Adding one cup of orange juice to one cup of water and one spoon of honey makes a great conditioner. Just apply to freshly shampooed and rinsed hair, and leave it for about ten minutes before rinsing it off thoroughly. It will help you to get vibrant, bouncy and tangle-free hair.
Adding orange juice concentrate to coconut oil makes for great hair turban therapy oil that helps to reduce your dandruff problem. Just a few drops of orange juice concentrate or half a cup of orange juice that is freshly extracted, added to a cup of coconut oil can work wonders for dandruff.
After you have tried all these, make sure you drink at least one glass of orange juice daily. The citric acid works from within, along with the obvious benefits of the vitamin C that leave you with great skin and hair as well. Besides this, an orange also makes for a great snack between meals since it is not only tasty, but also fairly low on calories. So, now you know why we said that you just cannot ignore it!