Fruit

Orange Peel

Orange peel is the nutrient-rich skin of the orange fruit. It provides a fruit acid based exfoliant which benefits the skin both physically and chemically. The orange peel is said to be even more nutritious than the fruit with almost twice as much vitamin C. It also contains vitamins A and B, folic acid, calcium, magnesium and fiber. When used in skin care, this peel nourishes and strengthens the skin. Orange peel is exfoliant, antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory.

Benefits of Orange Peel for Skin:

  • Cleansing and exfoliating. Orange peel is a powerful exfoliant. It cleanses the skin by removing dead skin cells that clog pores and cause black heads. In addition to reducing black heads, orange peel may also treat blemishes and acne.
  • Antibacterial and antimicrobial. The rich supply of plant chemicals in orange peel results in a powerful antibacterial treatment for your skin. When included in skincare products, orange peel fights bacteria that can cause acne.
  • Antioxidant. Another benefit of orange peel for skin relates to its antioxidant properties. In addition to vitamin C, orange peel contains an abundant supply of other antioxidants which reduce the impact of free radicals in the body. Free radicals are volatile compounds known to cause premature aging and disease. In general, antioxidants encourage improved skin health.