They are also packed with several other nutrients such as vitamins A and B, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and soluble fiber. Most of us toss the orange peels in the garbage without having a second thought. Doing this, we miss out on many benefits as the peels have unique health, beauty and other uses. Orange peels have more phytonutrients and flavonoids than the inner pulp. Also fruit acids and vitamin C are present in abundance just beneath the skin peels. Owing to all these qualities, shredded orange peels and zests can be added in your regular cooking. Here are top 10 reasons why you shouldn’t throw away those orange peels:
Improves Skin Tone
Orange peels work as a natural bleacher that helps improve your skin. Dark spots and skin blemishes can be reduced using orange peels. Adding to this, the Vitamin C content in the peels maintains your skin’s suppleness, prevents dullness and adds a healthy glow. It evens protects the skin from harmful ultraviolet sunrays. Here’s how you can prepare a face mask using orange peel for glowing skin:
- To prepare the orange peel powder, dry the peels in the sun for about 3 days until they are thoroughly dried.
- Once dried, without using water crush the peels into fine powder using a blender or food processor.
- Make a paste of this powder by mixing 2 teaspoons each of the orange peel powder and plain yogurt along with 1 teaspoon of honey.
- Apply this face mask on your face and neck, massaging gently in a circular motion.
- Allow this mask to sit for about 20 minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water.
- Gently pat your face dry to get a glowing and radiant skin.