The essential oil from the rind of the orange, this oil has demonstrated antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, skin lightening, and anti-microbial properties and can be beneficial in skin care formulations. Hesperidin has also been shown to offer skin protection against UVA-induced damage of fibroblasts and collagen.
Oranges are the most produced citrus fruit on the planet, with around 50% of all citrus fruits produced being an orange or related to an orange such as a clementine or mandarin. This means orange essential oil is one of the most readily available on the planet.
Orange peel oil is also one of nature’s most potent antidepressants in aromatherapy. The mood-enhancing smell of sweet orange eases stress and anxiety to leave you calm and in control.
But the sweet smell and aromatherapy benefits are just an added bonus – orange peel oil offers a myriad of benefits when it comes to skincare. Here are some of the top ways orange peel oil can help keep your skin healthy and vibrant:
1 | Fights Acne
The antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties of orange essential oil help to effectively treat acne and pimples. Using sweet orange oil for skin breakouts is highly recommended as a little oil provides soothing relief to red, painful skin eruptions naturally. Adding orange oil to any homemade face pack will not only help to heal acne but will also restrict the cause of its formation. For overnight acne treatment, you can simply mix a drop or two of orange essential oil with a teaspoon of aloe vera gel and dab a thick layer of the mixture on your acne or apply it to your acne-prone area.
2 | Controls Oily Skin
Due to the boosting properties of orange oil, it acts as a tonic and ensures that particular organs and glands secrete the appropriate amounts of hormones and enzymes. This is specifically significant in respect to the production of sebum. Overproduction of sebum by the sebaceous glands leads to oily skin and greasy scalp. Orange oil helps to reduce the secretion of excess sebum and maintains your skin’s natural oil balance. Prepare a quick orange facial toner for everyday use by adding 5-6 drops of orange essential oil to a cup of distilled water. Shake well and use this solution evenly on your clean face. Follow it up with a water-based moisturizer to get rid of oily skin.
3. Minimizes the Appearance of Blemishes
The use of sweet orange oil for skin pigmentation is highly beneficial as the oil is a rich source of vitamin C. It acts as a natural means to treat scars, blemishes and dark spots so that you get clear, even-toned skin without the use of chemical compounds. Prepare an easy face mask with honey and orange essential oil to reduce suntan and hyperpigmentation. Also, you can use homemade orange oil scrub to get rid of damaged skin cells and add a healthy glow to your skin. With continuous use, you will notice that your dark spots and blemishes have gradually faded, improving the overall texture of your skin.
4. Promotes Healthy Aging
Orange essential oil is perhaps one of the most effective remedies when it comes to treating the symptoms of premature skin ageing. With age, your skin tries to lose elasticity that makes way for wrinkles and fine lines. The abundance of antioxidant compounds in orange oil prevents and reduces signs of aging by fighting off free radicals and boosting collagen production. Rather than opting for expensive anti-ageing skin treatments, use orange oil face masks twice a week to improve skin cell regeneration and reduce the appearance of sunspots and age spots. This will not only help you to achieve a youthful skin but also provide hydration to your skin cells.
5. Improves Blood Flow
Massaging your skin with diluted sweet orange helps to promote blood flow. Proper blood circulation delivers essential nutrients to your skin cells that keep them active and healthy. As a result, your skin feels rejuvenated and fresh for a longer period of time as well as protects itself from radical damage. Using orange oil on the skin acts as a circulation booster that facilitates the growth of skin cells by replacing old, damaged cells with new ones. Moreover, due to the presence of monoterpenes, the use of orange oil for skin cancer prevention is highly acknowledged all around the globe.
6. Reduces Pores
Large open pores on your face are a sign of unhealthy skin and can make way for various skin problems like blackheads and acne. There are a number of home remedies to minimize enlarged pores but very few provide long term results. The astringent properties in the orange essential oil help to naturally shrink your skin pores and restore your skin’s suppleness and elasticity. A decrease in the appearance of enlarged pores will tighten your skin and improve your complexion. Prepare a DIY facial toner with orange oil to get rid of open pores permanently and say goodbye to dull, aged skin.
That’s why we made sure to use organic orange peel oil in the CHARLÍS Daily Facial Cleanser. This amazing cleanser offers all the benefits of orange peel oil to improve the resilience of your skin. Other powerhouse ingredients in the CHARLÍS Daily Facial Cleanser include:
ALOE VERA: Rich in safflower seed oil and vitamin E and linoleic acid (an essential fatty acid for moisture locking), these tiny oil droplets work both as natural emulsifiers as well as slow- time-released delivery systems, giving the skin long-lasting moisture to maintain the hydration of the skin.
OAT BETA GLUCAN: Oat Beta Glucan is an all-natural, effective, safe and incredibly moisturizing ingredient that boasts a long list of benefits, including healing and hydrating your skin. It can help create an active, glowing appearance.
ORGANIC CITRUS PARADISI PEEL OIL: Extracted from the peel of the grapefruit, this oil contains naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) that help promote smoother, younger looking skin by increasing the rate of cell renewal. It also contains astringent and tightening properties, and due to potent antibacterial and antimicrobial effects, it’s the perfect ingredient to treat and protect acne-prone skin.
CANADIAN WILLOWHERB: This plant has natural anti-inflammatory properties, perfect to soothe irritated skin, making this a great face cleanser for sensitive skin. Willowherb is also an antioxidant that can help prevent cell damage by protecting them from free radicals.