Orange is known to have several health benefits and is among the most popular fruits around the world. Apart from having a unique taste, fruit has some amazing benefits for your beauty as well.
Nowadays orange juice is an integral part of a healthy breakfast thus promoting a healthy start to the day. Generally an orange should have smoothly textured skin and be firm and heavy for its size. These will have higher juice content than those that are either spongy or lighter in weight.
Read below to know the amazing beauty and healthy benefits of this power fruit:
1. Rich in Vitamin C
Oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C. Good intake of vitamin C is associated with a reduced risk of colon cancer as it helps to get of free radicals that cause damage to our DNA.
2. Helps in skin lightening
Orange peel powder with curd or milk can be used to make an excellent natural bleach to give the skin a sun-kissed glow of freshness. It is a very useful fairness face pack, if you have little time and a special occasion on hand, to look your best. It also helps to lighten dark skin patches and spots.
3. Prevents skin damage
Anti-oxidants in oranges help protect skin from free radical damage known to cause signs of aging. An orange a day can help you look young even at 50.
4. Scrubs away dead skin
If you dry an orange peel and grind it into a coarse powder, it makes for an excellent face scrub when coupled with fuller’s earth and honey. After using this combination to scrub the face, splash cold water to refresh and rejuvenate your skin. This this scrub will not only help you get rid of dead skin cells, but also reduce skin blemishes.
5. Lowers cholesterol
Oranges have the potential to lower cholesterol more effectively than some prescription drugs without side effects.
6. Helps to get rid of dandruff
Orange peel juice can be used on the scalp to control dandruff. Adding orange juice concentrate to coconut oil makes for a great hair turban therapy oil that will help to reduce your dandruff problem. The alternative use is boiling the orange peels in water and filter the liquid next day to use it as a hair rinser. It will remove dandruff and help you get shining hair.
7. Good eye health
Oranges are a rich source of carotenoid. The Vitamin A present in them play an important role in keeping the mucus membranes in the eyes healthy. Vitamin A is also responsible to prevent age-related mascular degeneration, which in extreme cases can lead to blindness. It also helps eyes to absorb the light.
8. A treatment of Acne
This fruit has high content of citric acid, which effectively dries away the acne. Make a face mask by grinding orange peels to make a paste, and then apply it on your face. This will keep your acne at bay and combat the oiliness on your skin.