Orange Peel Powder – Benefits for Your Skin & 10 Amazing Recipes

What the benefits of orange peel powder for your skin are and how to make 10 best DIY skincare products with it…

I’m sure if someone asked you right now to throw away your several hundred dollars’ worth of face serum, you would visibly wince. Yet, you have no problem to do the same with orange peel, even though it can help your skin at least as much as your overpriced products.

Orange peel powder benefits your skin in numerous ways. Originally famous for its healing properties and used in natural medicine, today it is often included in beauty products due to the essential oil it contains. It is often used in DIY face masks and scrubs, and there are many reasons why you should try them out.

You can buy orange peel powder on Amazon, or even better – make your own. You can find down below how you can make it, but first let’s see how exactly orange peel powder benefits your skin.

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Benefits of Orange Peel Powder for Skin

  • It is rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants. They protect your skin from free radicals and that way delay aging signs appearance.
  • On top of fighting free radicals, vitamin C brightens your skin and makes it youthful and glowing. And orange peel contains almost double amount of vitamin C than orange pulp.
  • Orange peel unclogs your pores, removes blackheads and helps in treating acne.
  • It contains citric acid, which exfoliates the skin and bleaches dark spots.
  • You can use orange peel powder to treat the skin damaged by the sun. Essential oils in orange peel have anti-inflammatory properties and soothe irritated skin.
  • It regulates the sebum production and balances acne prone, oily skin.
  • It makes the skin soft and smooth and evens out the complexion.
  • Orange peel makes your skin firm and elastic. It improves collagen production, repairs the skin and improves microcirculation.
  • Calcium in orange peel helps in renewing skin cells and regenerates the skin.
  • Face masks with orange peel powder refresh and replenish dull skin and make it healthy, glowing and full of life.

How to Make Your Own Orange Peel Powder:

  1. Peel a couple of organic oranges. Use a sharp knife for this and try to get only the orange, most outer layer of the peel, with no white part (as much as possible, of course).
  2. Spread the pieces of the peel in a single layer on a tray and protect them from dirt and dust by covering them with a thin cloth.
  3. It will take 2 – 5 days for the orange peel to dry, depending on the temperature it is exposed to. To get it dry in 2 – 3 days, place the tray under the sun (during summer) or near an open oven (during winter).
  4. Once your peel is completely dry, put it into a blender. Make sure you don’t touch it with wet hands and that your blender is completely dry. Simply grind the pieces of dry peel until you get a fine powder.
  5. Store your orange peel powder in a clean, dry, airtight glass container and keep it in a dry, cold place. Stored like this, it should be good for use for several months.

Top 10 Skincare Products with Orange Peel Powder

Though it has many benefits for your skin, OPP can irritate the skin. Make sure to patch-test the products before using them on a larger portion of your skin.

Other than that, the face masks down below are nourishing, purifying, rejuvenating and fast and easy to make. When you find the one that is most suitable for your skin type, I’m sure it can help you a great deal to get the skin you dream of…

1. DIY Skin Brightening Face Mask with Orange Peel

An infographic showing a recipe for DIY Skin Brightening Face Mask with Orange Peel

  • 1/2 teaspoon orange peel powder
  • 2 tablespoons cooked rice
  • 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel

Perfect for when your skin looks and feels dull and dehydrated. This mask will soothe your skin, make it plump and supple and add dewy glow to your face.

Rice gently nourishes the skin, rejuvenates it and evens out your skin tone. Aloe vera gel is full of moisture, vitamins and antioxidants that repair damaged skin and prevent free radical damage.

First mash the cooked rice until you get a smooth paste. Add the other two ingredients and mix it all well. If your face mask is too thick, add more aloe vera gel; if it is too runny, you can add some rice flour.

Apply the mask to a clean face and leave it on for 10 – 15 minutes. Reapply as needed. Rinse off with lukewarm water. Apply your face cream while your skin is still slightly damp, to lock in the moisture.

2. Orange Peel Powder and Yogurt Face Mask

Orange Peel Powder and Yogurt Face Mask - full recipe infographic

This face mask brightens the skin and makes the pores less visible. It is also great in fading acne scars and evening out your complexion.

Yogurt contains lactic acid, which exfoliates the skin and makes it smooth and glowing. Oatmeal powder has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. It soothes irritations and evens out the skin tone.

To make this mask, first mix the yogurt and orange peel. Add just enough oatmeal powder to get a smooth paste – not too thick nor too runny.

Apply the mask to a clean face and leave it on for 10 minutes, then rinse off with cold water. Apply your face cream right away, while your skin is still slightly damp.

3. Nourishing Orange Peel, Milk and Honey Mask

Recipe for Nourishing Orange Peel, Milk and Honey Mask - Infographic

  • 1 teaspoon orange peel powder
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 – 2 teaspoons honey

If you need something full of nutrients that will moisturize your skin and soothe irritations, this is the mask for you! It also deep-hydrates and replenishes the skin and adds glow.

Milk exfoliates the skin, fades skin imperfections and evens out the complexion. Honey protects the skin, deals with acne and blackheads and prevents premature aging signs.

Mix all the ingredients well together until you get a smooth, but thin and runny paste. Use cotton balls to apply it to your face and reapply every time your skin soaks it in. After 10 minutes, wash it off and apply a moisturizer.

4. Deep-Cleansing Orange Peel Powder and Kaolin Clay Mask for Acne

Deep-Cleansing Orange Peel Powder and Kaolin Clay Mask - full recipe

  • 1 teaspoon orange peel powder
  • 2 teaspoons kaolin clay
  • 2 tablespoons green or white tea

This detoxifying face mask will unclog and clean your pores, collect the excess oil, soothe your skin and speed up the healing process. It is great for those days when you can feel how dirty your skin is, and your face cleanser is just not helping.

Kaolin clay gently purifies the skin and leaves it soft and smooth. Green tea soothes acne inflammation. It is also full of antioxidants that protect and regenerate the skin.

First mix the dry ingredients. Add the freshly cooked and chilled tea – add enough to form a smooth, thin paste that you can easily spread on the skin.

Leave the mask on your face for around 10 minutes, or until it starts to dry. Rinse off well with lukewarm water and apply a moisturizer suitable for your skin type.

5. DIY Orange Peel Facial Scrub

An infographic showing a recipe for DIY Orange Peel Facial Scrub

  • 1 teaspoon orange peel powder
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

Orange peel powder benefits your skin not only in face masks, but also in scrubs. It helps dissolve dead skin cells, refreshes your skin and makes it smooth, youthful and glowing.

As long as you don’t overuse them, face scrubs also rejuvenate your skin, encourage it to renew itself and leave it smooth, healthy and glowing. You should be using a face scrub at least once a week.

To make this scrub, first mix the dry ingredients. Add the olive oil, just enough to get the consistency of wet sand. If you want, you can replace olive oil with any other natural oil.

Apply a thin layer of the scrub to your face and massage well for a couple of minutes. Then wash it off using a mild cleanser. Apply a face cream right away.

6. Refreshing Orange Peel Powder and Cucumber Face Mask

Refreshing Orange Peel Powder and Cucumber Face Mask - full recipe

  • 1 teaspoon orange peel powder
  • 2 tablespoons blended cucumber
  • a couple of drops of your favorite oil

During the summer, when your skin starts to look dull and lifeless and feels tight and uncomfortable, this mask can bring it back to life. It provides your skin with lots of moisture, vitamins and antioxidants and make it plump and supple again.

Blend a cucumber. Take 2 tablespoons of the cucumber pulp for the mask (you can freeze the rest in an ice cube tray for future uses). Add the other two ingredients and mix.

Apply the mask to a clean face. If your skin soaks it up quickly, apply another layer over the first one. After 20 minutes, rinse off. Apply a face moisturizer right away, to lock in the moisture.

7. DIY Sugar & Orange Peel Body Scrub

DIY Sugar & Orange Peel Body Scrub - full recipe

  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons coarse orange peel powder
  • ½ cup coconut oil

Just like your face, your body skin needs some extra nourishment every once in a while. And this natural body scrub is a perfect way to make your skin very happy.

Sugar is a natural humectant that attracts moisture to your skin and keeps it well-hydrated. It also stimulates the collagen production. Coconut oil is one of the most nourishing natural oils. It softens dry patches, regenerates the skin and makes it soft and supple.

First mix all the dry ingredients. Melt the coconut oil and add it to the previous mixture. You should get a body scrub whose texture is similar to wet sand.

Use this scrub during your shower to exfoliate your whole body skin. Wash the scrub off using a mild shower gel and apply a body lotion while your skin is still warm and slightly damp.

8. Orange Peel Powder and Banana Face Mask

A full recipe for Orange Peel Powder and Banana Face Mask

This mask is one of the most nourishing face masks you can find. You can use it to deep-moisturize dry or aging skin, recover dull, dehydrated complexion or to protect your skin against harsh winter weather.

It is also great for soothing skin inflammations and irritations.

Mash a piece of banana with a fork until there are no any chunks left. Add the other two ingredients and mix well.

Apply the mask to a clean face, preferably after a face scrub. Leave it on for about 15 minutes. Rinse off using lukewarm water and apply a face moisturizer.

9. Purifying Orange & Milk Face Exfoliator

A full recipe for Purifying Orange & Milk Face Exfoliator

  • 1 teaspoon orange peel powder
  • 1 – 2 teaspoons fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons milk

This natural face cleanser is a great alternative for when you want to give your skin some rest from commercial face washes. It gently cleanses the skin, tightens and rejuvenates it and leaves it soft, bright and glowing.

Both milk and orange juice are high in AHAs. They dissolve dead skin cells, remove the dry, dull layer of the skin, unclog and tighten pores and replenish and restore the skin.

All you have to do is mix all the ingredients well together. Apply to your face using a cotton ball. Massage it well into your skin for around 5 minutes, reapplying as needed. Then wash it off and apply a face moisturizer right away.

You can also make a vegan version of this face cleanser by replacing the milk with rice water.

10. Firming DIY Face Toner with Fresh Orange Peel

A full recipe for Firming DIY Face Toner

  • fresh peel of 1 organic orange
  • 1 tablespoon witch hazel
  • 1 cup boiling water

You don’t have to dry and grind orange peel to use its benefits for your skin. This recipe uses fresh orange peel. It protects your skin against free radicals, tightens it, shrinks enlarged pores and has strong anti-aging effect.

Bring the water to a boil and remove from the heat. Chop the orange peel in small pieces, add to the hot water, put on the lid and let it steep overnight. In the morning, strain the liquid and add the witch hazel.

You can either pour the toner into a spray bottle, or use cotton balls to apply it. Either way, store it in the refrigerator. Shake well before every use, apply to clean skin and always follow with a face moisturizer.

You can use this toner daily, to refresh your face and as a mild exfoliator. But use it only at night – during the day, it might increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun.

Now that you’ve discovered all the benefits of orange peel powder for your skin, start using these amazing DIY beauty products 1 – 2 times a week – you’ll get clear, beautiful, glowing skin in no time. Enjoy…

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  1. OLORI ADEKEMI said:

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    October 18, 2019
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