Smoothing Citrus Clay Mask – made with sweet orange – Peels from any member of the Sweet Orange family have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine at least since the writing of the Divine Husbandman’s Classic of the Materia Medica, written in the second century BC. The little known fact is that there are substantially more enzymes, flavonoids, and phyto-nutrients in the peel of the Orange rather than the fruit. The peel is where all the essential components accumulate and they may be found in three main sections of the peel; the flavedo, albedo, and oil sacs.
Our clay mask comes to you in a powder. You can mix this powder with water, your favorite oil or yogurt to make a mud mask for your skin type. Below are some options on how to use this mud mask.
Pimples occur when excess dirt, soot, or bacteria block your skin pores. How do orange peels help? Orange peels help to clean out your skin by extracting dirt from deep inside the pores.
Do you have blemishes or unexplainable dark spots on your skin? Orange peels work as a natural bleach and can help lighten dark blotches and remove them with time. What’s more, orange peels help lighten suntans and deflect harmful UV rays. Orange peel masks also can extract blackheads.
To make a simple mask:
Mix one part yogurt with one part orange peel powder to make a thick paste.
Apply the mask onto your face using gentle circular motions. Let it sit for 15 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water. This not only provides a natural and non-painful way of getting rid of black heads but also removes the excess oil and dirt clogging up your pores.
The powerful anti-oxidants in oranges fight off free radicals that damage healthy skin cells. These free radicals play a significant role in creating wrinkles and sagging cheeks. The significant amount of calcium in orange peels is also very effective for protecting against premature aging of the skin.
Each mask comes in a lovely 4 ounce jar with scoop.