While we discuss about the ingredients that are available at home that can help in skincare, we also need to understand these are not just the ingredients itself that provide you the benefits but also some of their residues.
Like the coffee grounds for skincare, pomegranate seeds for their health benefits or the peels that are beneficial to make compost.
One other important ingredient that belongs to being neglected but mightily useful category would be the orange peel.
The bright and shiny peel has more amounts of vitamin C than the fruit pulp in itself. The presence of abundance of vitamin C helps fight against free radical damage
The antioxidants present in peel, help in making you achieve clearer and brighter skin.
Its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties plays an essential role in fighting against acne causing bacteria.
Its skin brightening properties help in lightening the dark spots and pigmentation.
The exfoliating nature of the peel helps in removal of blackheads.
Since it is rich in calcium it helps in cell regeneration.
This is because of the presence of citric acid that helps in bleaching and exfoliation of skin.
The anti inflammatory property helps in soothing sunburns and irritation.
Mix two tablespoons of orange peel powder to two tablespoons of yogurt. Apply on to face and wash off in 15 minutes.
Mix two tablespoons of orange peel powder to two tablespoons of cooked rice and a tablespoon of aloe vera gel. Apply on to face and wash off after 15 minutes.
Mix one tablespoon of orange peel powder to one tablespoon of honey and a pinch of turmeric. Wash off after 15 minutes.
Mix one tablespoon of orange peel powder to one tablespoon each of sandalwood powder and walnut powder. Add in rose water to adjust consistency. Apply on to face and wash off after 15 minutes.
Mix one tablespoon to orange peel powder to a tablespoon of multani mitti and a tablespoon of rose water. Adjust rose water quantity according to consistency. Apply on to face and wash off after 15 minutes.
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Mix a tablespoon of orange peel powder to two tablespoons of yogurt and a tablespoon of oatmeal. Apply on to face and massage in circular motion post drying. Wash off after 15 minutes.
Mix two tablespoons of orange peel powder to two tablespoons each of milk and honey. Apply on to face and wash off after 15 minutes.
Mix in one tablespoon of orange peel powder to two tablespoons of sugar and two tablespoons of coconut/olive oil. Adjust consistency to be thick and not runny. Store in air tight container or use immediately.
You could also use fresh orange peels as an alternate.
CLEANSER: Mix in a teaspoon of milk and coconut oil to two teaspoons of orange peel powder. Apply on to face and wash off after 15 minutes.
LIP BALM: Mix in equal quantities of sugar and orange peel powder. Now add in almond oil to adjust consistency.
More than just a cereal that forms the most important meal of the day, it also is a super food for your skin. Yes, I’m talking about oats. Your skin would enjoy a bowl of this super food and thank you in the future.
Oats is suited for all skin but in particularly it is much more beneficial to people with oily skin because of its capability to soak up excess oil from skin.
The zinc present in oats helps in reduction of inflammation and battles against acne causing bacteria.
Oats is an excellent exfoliating agent and helps provide moisture to skin naturally. It helps in soothing skin damage because of its mild pH.
The saponins present in oats are known for their cleansing abilities, hence using oats helps unclog pores which are the main reason for blackheads.
Powder 2 almonds and add two tablespoons of milk. Add in a teaspoon of oatmeal. Apply on to face and wash off in 15 minutes.
Mix in two tablespoons of buttermilk to a tablespoon of oats and honey. Apply on to face and wash off in 15 minutes.
Mix in a teaspoon of oats to one pureed tomato. Apply on to face and wash off after 15 minutes.
Mix in one tablespoon of oats to two tablespoons of curd. Apply on to face and wash off in 15 minutes.
Mix in two tablespoons of oats to water enough for cooking. Once done , cool to lukewarm and apply on to face. Wash off after 15 minutes.
Mix in two tablespoons of oats to milk enough for cooking. Once done , cool to lukewarm and apply on to face. Wash off after 15 minutes.
This post is written as part of Blogchatter’s A2Z challenge.
16 Replies to “O’s which help in skincare”
Orange peel, I make a powder and keep but somehow I have an aversion to Oats. I don’t eat them and I know they r good as a scrub but never used them
Orange peel is excellent for skin, I grind them and use it for acne. Thanks for sharing so many DIYs with it.
Oats again is healthy, nutritious and beneficial in several ways.
I remember my mom collecting orange peels, sundry them and store them. She even used it in shikekai for hair wash.
I have been using orange peels powder with turmeric and milk, but again had no idea about their multiple benefits by using them with various ingredients. Never used oats for skin but I love to eat them.
Orange peel is good for skin. Oats form a great exfoliator. Again your DIY packs are worth saving.
Orange peel I have used it and it is quite refreshing and makes my skin feel healthy.In your post I always find one item which I have never thought can be used on skin and this time it’s oats.
Orange peel and rose water has been the best homemade pack since forever. I haven’t used oats in skincare yet. Will try out those DIYs.
I remember my sister used to make orange peel and apply it on her face. Loving the DIY you are sharing!!
Oats as anti tan i had read about. I love your diy regarding orange peels there is so much one can do. The lip balm i am sure would be awesome
Orange peel indeed is a vardaan for our skin, I havebeen using it forever buddy
I had used a lot orange peel mask during my teen age days and it gives a great results for skin care. did not try oats though.
While I guessed the two for O, I did not know all their benefits for sure…
I apply oats and orange juice scrub . It is great exfoliator. Orange peel is good for skin. Again your DIY packs are worth saving.
Oh these are some quick and easy diy hacks wit O.
Oh these are some quick and easy diy hacks wit O. I love the oasts idea but never tried though
My mom used to make the face packs from orange peel powder to apply on us in our childhood. Yes, it is indeed one of the most effective face pack. I never heard or use oats DIYs, amazed to see so many optopns. Have to try some.