When the most delicious and juicy part of the orange is eaten, we usually throw away the peels that have no taste. You might not love them, but your skin does and will be thankful if you could utilize them to its benefit.

Although your skin has the function to be a barrier between the outside world and you, it is also as a contradiction highly absorbent of anything that is placed on it. You can use this power of the skin to ‘eat’ whatever is placed on it by providing it with the part of your meal that you would not eat yourself.

Do you know that the peels of the sweetest citrus fruit are packed with vitamins and antioxidants such as vitamin C, calcium, and potassium? When you create orange peel masks for yourself, you can use all of this to your skin’s benefit. (1)

Using Orange Peels

It is a hard task to utilize orange peels the way they are. Sure, you can blend them really well and use them while they are fresh, but it is much easier to add the orange peels in powder form.

In order to create this powder, you will need to wash the peels from (preferably) organic oranges. This is to make sure that there are no harmful chemicals sprayed on them.

Remove the white and soft part on the inside, and wash it with pure water. Spread them in a way that will allow them to dry. You can use a place that is exposed to the sun for them to dry faster. After they are dried thoroughly, crush them into powder with a blender, and store the powder in a jar.

10 Homemade Orange Peel Masks For a Beautiful Skin

Blemish-Removing Mask

For this mask, you will need to add honey and yogurt to boost the effects of the powder. The combination of these ingredients is perfect for giving you a skin that is free of blemishes and looks polished. To create the mask you will use:

  • 2 teaspoons peel powder
  • 1 tsp yogurt
  • 1 tsp honey

Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl. Apply the mixture to your face, and let it dry for 15 minutes. Rinse your face with water, and dry with a towel. You can moisturize your skin additionally with coconut oil or another oil of choice afterward.

To make this mask as effective as possible, add more honey and yogurt to make it easy to apply. Do not add too much peel powder as it can be very potent and burn your skin if used in large proportions. Hold your hair away from your face when applying this mask.

Fruit Peel Mask for Acne

The ingredients within the peels are packed with antioxidants that can cleanse the pores of your skin, remove any excess dirt on them, and fight bacteria that could be a culprit behind your acne outbreak. (2) To create this mask, you will need:

  • 2 tsp peel powder
  • 1 tsp oatmeal
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Mix all of the ingredients. Add water to the mixture until you achieve the consistency of a thick paste. Generously massage the mixture on your face. Leave it for 15 minutes.

Rinse your face with cool water. After this mask, you will feel your face softer and very moisturized. If you have naturally dry skin, add some oil of choice after the procedure.

A Mask For Oily Skin

Oily skin tends to be one that is also prone to pimples and acne. The peels of oranges are perfect for this skin type because they tend to absorb excess oil from the skin. For the mask use:

  • 2 tsp peel powder
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp milk

This mask does not leave your skin dry because it contains coconut oil and milk that naturally nourish your skin with pure oils. To prepare it, mix the ingredients in a bowl until you achieve a mixture that can be easily applied to the face.

Apply the mixture to your face whilst massaging it with circular motions. Let it stay on for 15 minutes. Wash off of your skin gently to reveal a glowy skin that is both cleaned and nourished.

Skin Scrub

When dead skin cells are not removed from the surface of the skin, they can cover up the beautiful and living cells that are trying to emerge below. One of the orange peel masks is specifically created to exfoliate dead skin cells. To create this scrub use:

  • Peels
  • Sugar
  • Honey
  • Coconut oil

For this recipe, grind the fresh orange peels, and combine them with the other ingredients in equal proportions. Rub the mixture gently on the surface of your skin to remove any residues of old skin cells and rejuvenate the skin surface. The way your skin smells after this procedure will the most rewarding.

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Peel Mask

Another great mask that can be created in an easy fashion is prepared just by combining milk and peel powder from oranges. Mix the two ingredients in equal proportions until you create a thick paste.

Apply the mixture on your face, neck, and any skin that you want to expose in the summer sun. Let it sit on for 30 minutes or until the mixture dries completely. Wash thoroughly, and you will find that your skin is free of the excess oil and the dead skin surface is gone.

Cleansing Mask

If you want to clean your skin without soap and just by the power of nature, you can use this cleaning mixture on any part of your skin. It will leave it clean and hydrated at the same time. Use:

  • 2 tsp peel powder
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp milk

Mix the ingredients, and leave the paste on for 15 minutes. Wash the mixture away with warm water, and pat dry with a towel. While the peels will clean the face, the milk and coconut oil nourish and hydrate it to give an overall makeover to the way your skin looks.

Glowing Skin Mask

Although all the masks have a glowing after-effect, this mask is one that is specifically designed to boost the lustre of the skin. The ingredients used for this exotic mixture are:

  • Peel powder
  • Lemon juice
  • Pomegranate peel powder
  • Dried neem powder

Use the lemon juice to create a paste out of these powders. Use the mask on your skin for 15 minutes to give it a boost like no other. This can be your go-to recipe when you want to create a strong impression.

Lip Balm

And now — something special for your lips from the series of masks that you can use on a daily basis. Mix the peel powder with sugar (in powder form) and almond oil in equal proportions. The result is a lip balm that will be sweet-smelling, sweet-tasting, blemish-removing, and nourishing for your lips.

Skin Tightening Mask

Out of the orange peel masks, this one is for the ladies that want to make their skin as wrinkle-free as possible and keep it elastic and smooth. To create it use:

  • 2 tsp peel powder
  • 1 tsp sandalwood powder
  • Rose water

After mixing the two powder, add rose water until you create a smooth paste. Apply this paste on your face, and leave it on for 30 minutes. Wash off, and dry your face with a towel. Repeat this procedure twice weekly for a visible and permanent effect.

Tan-removing Mask

Orange peel masks are very good for whitening the skin and making it appear lighter because of the natural vitamin C and antioxidants inside. This mask is created to target summer tan that you want to tone down. Use:

  • 1 tbsp peel powder
  • 1 tbsp multani mitti
  • 2 tsp milk

Create a smooth paste, and apply it on your skin. Let it sit for 30 minutes before washing away with cold water. Repeat this mask daily to get rid of your tan or significantly lighten your skin.

Final Thoughts on Orange Peel Masks

All of these orange peel masks can be used for various skin conditions. When you have the peel powder ready in a jar, you can use it as a universal remedy for many skin conditions. Add it do different recipes and see the effects for yourself.

Remember that the peel powder contains more vitamin C than the fruit itself. Being the primary vitamin used in collagen production, this vitamin will boost the collagen production of your skin to make it look tighter and hydrated. By consuming this amazing fruit and utilizing its peels to create skin masks, you can reap the full benefits of all the ingredients that nature provides through it.