8 Reasons You Should Never Throw Away Your Orange Peels

Every time I eat an orange, I always start by skinning it and throwing away the peels. Apparently, I’ve been doing it wrong my whole life! Just beneath the skin peels lies an abundance of fruit acids and vitamin C. The peels even have more phytonutrients and flavonoids than the inner pulp – which most of us have been tossing down the drain.

Here are 8 reasons I’ve recently discovered as to why you should never throw away your orange peels.

1. Peels Improve Skin Tone
Orange peels can remove skin blemishes and dark spots! Their vitamin C content maintains your skin’s suppleness, prevents dullness and adds a healthy glow. It even acts as a natural sunscreen by blocking harmful UV rays! (Note: I wouldn’t use this as a replacement for sunscreen.)

Here’s how:

1. Mix 2 teaspoons each of orange peel powder and plain yogurt along with 1 teaspoon of honey to make a paste.
2. Apply the paste to your face and neck, and gently massage in a circular motion.
3. Let it sit for about 20 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water.
4. Use this face mask paste 2 to 3 times per week.

2. Fights Aging Signs
Orange peels contain tons of antioxidants, which fight off the free radicals responsible for wrinkles and sagging skin. This also works as a great skin toner!

Here’s how:

1.Mix 1 tablespoon each of orange peel powder and oatmeal powder with enough honey to make a paste.
2. Apply this paste on your face and neck area.
3. Let it sit for about 30 minutes, then rinse it off with cold water.
4. Apply once a week for the best results.