Did you know that lemon and orange peels have been used in beauty routines for centuries? Here are some ways you can use citrus peels to care for your skin.
Citrus peels contain high levels of vitamin C, bioflavonoids and potassium. It contains more vitamins than actual lemon juice. Citrus peels can be used regularly to treat skin conditions such as wrinkles, dark spots, pigmentation, acne, and early signs of aging. Citrus peels are rich in antioxidants that help to detoxify and remove free radicals from the skin.
Skin lightening and tightening are possible with the help of lemon, sweet lime, sweet know and orange peels. You can have smooth and glowing skin by including citrus peels into your customized skincare routine. How can you use them in your skincare routine?
These are seven tips to get you started with citrus peels for your skin:
- Rosewater and lemon peel powder face masks:
After drying the lemon peel in the sun for 2 to 3 days, churn it into a fine powder. Two tablespoons of powdered lemon peel with rosewater and 3-4 drops of rose water. It should be applied to the skin and left on for at least 15-20 minutes. Rinse off.
Face mask with lemon peel and aloe Vera
This face mask is great for dry skin. Combine 1 tablespoon lemon peel powder with 1/2 teaspoon sandalwood powder, one tablespoon aloe vera gel and one tablespoon honey. Make a thick paste, and then apply it to your neck and face. Allow it to dry, then wash off.
Face mask with yogurt and citrus peel
Mix freshly grated citrus peel with yogurt to create a smooth paste. Use the paste to your face, then wash off.
Mask made with orange peel and Oatmeal.
Vitamin C in orange peel helps to prevent dark spots and acne. On the other hand, Oatmeal helps to scrub and deep clean the skin. Mix two tablespoons of orange peel with one tablespoon of honey and one tablespoon of Oatmeal. Your mask is now ready to use!
Sweet lime mask
Use a sweet lime to grate the peel and squeeze the juice into an ice cream bowl. Apply the mixture to your face using a circular motion. Allow it to dry, then wash it off.
Orange peel face cleaner
Mix orange peels with coconut oil or curd. This natural scrub removes dirt and oil and leaves skin soft.
Essential oil for skin
Coconut oil can be used to infuse dried orange and lemon pills. Allow the oil to absorb all of the vitamin C in the peel. You can use it as a massage oil for your skin or add a few drops to your moisturizer.