What can you do with a cup of chilled orange juice? I’m sure your first pick is to down it of course. Yes, I’ll too if I have a cup in my hand right now…but I’ll make sure I leave some because my skin and hair needs it.
Orange symbolizes happiness and health. In fact, the color orange is inspiring and vibrant. Orange is an essential fruit in almost every part of the world. In some places, orange forms an integral part of their food. In as much as orange is loaded with lots of body-benefiting nutrients, it also contains some important nutrients that nourish both the hair and skin.
Orange is rich in vitamin C, A, E, K; protein, carbohydrate, niacin, folates, riboflavin, pantothenic acid; and it contains minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, manganese, and dozens more important nutrients.
Below are some of the skin and hair uses of orange juice. Before that, make sure you read about orange peel.
Orange Juice Skin Uses
Shrinks Large Pores
Do you have large pores? Just apply little orange juice on your face. Leave it to dry, and rinse after. You can even leave it on your face overnight.
As A Toner
Why waste a lot of money on chemical-laden toners when you can just dab orange juice on your face? Orange juice has all the nutrients to help you look refreshed while leaving you with a toned skin.
Acne and Pimples Remedy
Orange juice contains citric acid, a natural remedy for treating acne and pimples. How does this help? Citric acid is an alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) responsible for exfoliating the skin (removing the upper dead, dull skin). This dull skin is one of the causes of acne because it blocks your pores, thereby preventing the free flow of sebum.
When you continuously apply orange juice, it will exfoliate your skin and prevent acne and pimples problems.
Citric acid and Vitamin C in orange juice help brighten the face, revealing a more radiating skin you never thought you have.
Have you started observing some aging signs? Don’t be worried. Just make orange juice your friend. The Vitamin C rich orange juice increase your skin’s production of collagen responsible for skin firmness. The more collagen your skin produces, the less saggy it becomes.
Dark Spot and Blemishes
Orange juice helps eradicate blemishes and dark spots. By combining a few quantities of orange juice with cucumber and potato juice, you’re sure to remove any traces of these problems from your skin.
Mix little quantity of orange juice with yogurt. Apply the mix to your face and leave for some minutes (I like to allow 10 minutes.) Then rinse off, pat your face dry with your towel, and that’s it. Do this every night for 2 weeks, and you’ll soon be smiling at your blackheads-free skin.
Helps Glow Your Skin
Do you have a dull skin? Then call on orange juice. By applying orange juice, as a toner, to your skin, the citric acid will exfoliate your skin, revealing a new, glowing skin you’ll always appreciate. What are you waiting for? Get your orange juice and start your glowing process.
Orange Juice Hair Uses
Are you battling constantly with dandruff? You should make a hair rinse with orange peel. Check other hair rinse recipes now.
Orange juice helps promote blood circulation to your scalp so that you can have longer, thicker hair. The presence of bio-flavonoids, folic acid, and vitamin B helps prevent hair loss.
Conditions the Hair
Whenever you want to apply your store-bought hair conditioner, add few spoons of orange juice and honey to it. Apply the mixture to your shampooed hair for 5 minutes. How does this help? Your hair will remain shiny, healthy, and look more conditioned and moisturized.
Lash Hair Grower
Do you want longer, thicker lashes? Orange juice might help. Make a serum with orange juice, almond oil, and castor oil. Brush in your new lash serum to your eyelashes before nighttime and first thing in the morning for a longer, fuller lashes
Orange Juice Side Effects
Orange juice contains citric acid that may trigger some allergic reactions like itching, skin redness, bumps, and others. If you notice any of these, avoid using orange juice and any other citric fruits in your skin and hair care products.