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. Oranges are rich in calcium, fibre and vitamin C and are low in calories, so they really are a wonderful start to your day.
Oranges are a vibrant and refreshing fruit rich in natural oils and vitamins. They have been used for years as ingredients in recipes, but recently they are being recognised for their beauty enhancing qualities. The benefits of orange for your skin are extensive, making it perfect to use in every aspect of our daily beauty regimes, as the natural properties may improve the look and feel of our skin. There is no need to throw away the orange peel either, it’s perfect for creating face masks and body scrubs, drawing out all the impurities leaving a beautiful healthy glow.
Homemade Orange Beauty Products
Mask against fatigue
Ingredients: 1 orange,1 egg white, 2 tablespoons of milk powder and 1 tablespoon of honey.
Preparation: Peel an orange eliminating the white part, add an egg white, 2 tablespoons of milk powder and 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix well!
Application: Apply the mixture on your face and neck. Leave on for 20 minutes. Remove the mask with a cotton ball and rinse your face with warm water.
Ingredients: juice of half of an orange, 1 cup of yogurt.
Preparation: In a bowl mix the orange juice with a cup of yogurt to obtain a homogeneous mixture. Before applying the mask on the face, it’s important to thoroughly clean the skin by removing all traces of make-up. For that, you can use a diskette and milk cleanser. Then, wash it with a detergent suitable for your skin.
Application: Sprinkle the mixture on the face, paying attention to the delicate areas around the eyes and lips. Leave it on for 5 minutes and then remove with warm water. Dry the face well and moisturize with a day or night cream.
The orange juice filtered through a sieve lined with sterile gauze, can be an excellent base for a nourishing lotion useful to refresh and invigorate your skin. Put the juice in an ice container and freeze it. When you feel your skin off and tired, pass a cube on your face, even several times a day. The result will be amazing!
In case of allergies, sensitive skin or lesions, we recommend not to use do it yourself treatments. When you’re in doubt, ask your doctor, dermatologist or aesthetician and take no chances. Also, if you’re going into the sun, even for only a short time, don’t use citrus-based treatments. They are photosensitive and could risk rashes and burns.