I don’t know about any of you but I am a huge citrus lover, especially for oranges with their acidic sweetness and bright color.
I love incorporating citrus such as oranges into my skin care for their many properties and skin lightening abilities.
However, with any citrus it is very important to keep in mind that they are very light sensitive and can cause you to burn or blister in the sun.
You can still enjoy the benefits of citrus in your skin care but only use any citrus products several hours or even overnight before you will come into any direct sunlight.
Anti-Aging | Oranges are very high in antioxidants and vitamin C which means that they can protect your skin against free radicals which can help to slow down signs of aging such as age spots and fine wrinkles.
The amount of vitamin C can also help your skin to produce more collagen and elastin which will create more supple, youthful looking skin.
Oranges also contain citric acid which acts as a natural exfoliant which can also help skin to appear more youthful as old, dead skin is removed and improves the overall look of your skin.
Skin Blemishes | The citric acid in oranges can help to treat acne by removing excess dirt and oils as well as acting as a drying agent on breakouts.
The natural vitamins in oranges not only helps with anti-againg but the encouragement of collagen and elastin production can also help to speed the healing of breakouts and skin blemishes.
Collagen and elastin also help to create less scarring from acne.
Skin Whitening | As most people know oranges are naturally lightening to the skin and can act as a toner to even out skin tone and to remove dark patches over time.
The abundance of vitamin C and antioxidants in oranges help them to maintain the balance of natural oils on the skin, making them a wonderful option for oily and dry skin types.
Orange toner also acts as a way to freshen up dull looking skin and giving it a natural glow and suppleness.