Face Pack Recipes

Orange Juice Benefits & 26 Face Packs

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I don’t know if you feel the same as I do, but the very name orange sounds so refreshing! I guess it’s mainly because the very idea of drinking orange juice is really refreshing. But orange juice not only refreshes you internally, but, when applied externally it rejuvenates and renews your skin. By orange juice, I mean fresh orange juice and not the kind you get in stores in bottles that contain preservatives which may cause rashes on sensitive skin.

So the next time you pick an orange to either eat as a whole or squeeze juice out of it take care to keep aside a teeny amount for your face. That’s right, two tablespoons is all you need for that fresh look. So, if that’s not difficult then making face packs out of it is not difficult either. But what’s difficult is deciding the right pack for your skin type or deciding what all can be mixed to concoct that appropriate pack for you.

Here I have simplified it for you. I have described how each pack is effective by mentioning its benefits and also mentions which skin type it’s suitable for. However, for those with sensitive skin I suggest you do a patch test before applying any pack on. But, if a particular pack is not meant at all for those with sensitive skin then don’t worry, I have exclusively mentioned it.

Let’s take a look firstly at the benefits fresh orange juice has on our skin. Many of us skip this part but I suggest you need to know why you are using what you are using and in what all ways it’s beneficial for you. But, if you are confident then go straight ahead to the recipes.

BENEFITS OF ORANGE JUICE FOR YOUR SKIN:

I’m talking here about what orange juice can do to your skin when applied topically. Since, orange is a fruit that belongs to the citrus family, it thus contains citric acid that helps in the following ways:

  • Acts as natural astringent thus helps to erase pimples

Thus being a citric fruit, orange, as we all know is rich in vitamin C which naturally gives it the following benefits:

  • Combats the effects of sun exposure
  • Keeps wrinkles at bay
  • Increases fairness of skin
  • Evens skin tone
  • Lightens facial scars

Orange contains powerful antioxidants which gives it the following benefits:

  • Hydrates the skin
  • Soothes the skin
  • Improves skin elasticity
  • Tightens and tones the skin
  • Slows ageing

Other benefits of this wonderful fruit include:

  • Rejuvenates skin
  • Refreshes skin
  • Renews pores on the skin
  • Provides a radiant glow
  • Acts as toner
  • Acts as cleanser
  • Combats extra skin oil

SUITABLE SKIN TYPES:

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Orange juice is specially recommended for those of you with oily and acne prone skin. Due to the high content of vitamin C in orange juice, it helps to suck out the excess sebum found in oily skin giving you the joy of clean, clear and oil free skin. But that does not stop people with other skin types from enjoying the benefits of this great fruit.

Though orange juice normally suits all skin types, since oranges are citrus fruits they have acidic content and hence may affect those with dry skin with the risk of causing dryer skin when used on a regular basis, but no worries I have a solution to help you guys out. You’ll can still enjoy the immense benefits of this wonder fruit by mixing it with the right ingredients thereby rendering it favourable for oily skin.

So I believe now you understand why I stressed about concocting the right pack, tailor-made depending on your skin type.

The solution for those with dry skin is to combine orange juice with certain dairy products, certain oils or honey thereby making it skin friendly for dry skin. I have sorted it out perfectly for you. Take a look at the recipes.

CAUTION:

  • If you are pregnant or epileptic I request you to kindly avoid any orange juice face packs
  • Do not use orange juice immediately after sun exposure

SKIN CARE RECIPES USING ORANGE JUICE:

I have listed out all the possible skin care recipes out there. Trust me you are lucky to have found this post because now you needn’t waste your time searching for that perfect combo of ingredients suiting your skin type. I have covered all the possible recipes as far as I could.

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Recipe 1:

Ingredients:

¼ cup orange juice

Procedure:

  1. Dip a cotton ball into the bowl of orange juice
  2. Massage it on your face in circular motion
  3. Leave it for 15 minutes
  4. Wash off with lukewarm water

Alternatives:

  1. Apply on pimples alone and leave overnight. Wash off the next day.
  2. Pour orange juice into the ice tray and freeze it. Use these orange ice cubes to rub over face for 4-5 minutes for an instant vibrant glow and refreshed feel
  3. Just use the pulp of orange and massage on the face. Leave for 5 minutes and then rinse with cold water.

Benefit:

  1. Helps avoid pimples
  2. Rejuvenates and refreshes skin
  3. Fresh, healthy and instant glow
  4. Vibrant and glowing complexion
  5. Lightens skin complexion when used regularly
  6. Skin tightening
  7. Removes skin oiliness
  8. Delays ageing

Suitable for:

All skin types except for those with dry skin or having dry areas on the face. Best for oily skin.

 

Recipe 2:

Ingredients:

  1. Few drops of almond oil
  2. 1tsp lemon juice
  3. 1 egg white
  4. 2tsp orange juice
  5. ½ tsp honey (optional)

Procedure:

  1. Mix together.
  2. leave for 20-30 minutes
  3. Rinse with lukewarm water

Benefit:

  1. Oranges help in toning, anti-ageing and firms the skin.
  2. Egg white contains rich proteins and minerals that help in skin tightening and firming.
  3. Honey helps in moisturizing.
  4. Combination of egg white and lemon helps to tackle acne and is great for acne prone skin.
  5. As a whole it rejuvenates the skin

Suitable for:

All skin types as this is a well balanced recipe

 

Recipe 3:

Ingredients:

  1. 1tb Honey
  2. 2tb orange juice
  3. 1tb multani mitti powder
  4. 2tsp rose water (optional)

Procedure:

  1. Soak multani mitti powder in rose water for half an hour.
  2. After it has soaked well add all the other ingredients and mix well to form a fine paste.
  3. Apply on face.
  4. After it has dried wash off with luke warm water followed by a cold water rinse.

Alternatives:

  1. This pack can also be prepared without adding honey and rose water. In that case it is not recommended for dry skin people
  2. Those with dry skin , sensitive skin or combination skin can use this pack without multani mitti also

Benefit:

  1. Used for skin firming after cleansing, tightening, balancing and toning
  2. removes wrinkles
  3. makes the skin radiant and gives a golden glow
  4. brightening face pack
  5. removes dark and tanned skin

Suitable for:

All skin types

Recipe 4:

Ingredients:

  1. Juice of 1/4th orange
  2. Juice of 1/4th carrot
  3. Juice of 1/4th cucumber
  4. 1tsp extra virgin coconut oil

Procedure:

  1. Those with oily skin need not use the oil. Mix all.
  2. Apply on face and neck
  3. Wait for 10 minutes
  4. Wash off with cold water

Benefit:

Best recommended for brides and grooms, as nurturing their face daily with this pack will lend a glow to the skin.

Suitable for:

All skin types. Those with oily skin may skip the coconut oil.

 

Recipe 5:

Ingredients:

  1. 4 almonds
  2. 4tsp orange juice
  3. 2tsp almond oil
  4. 1tsp turmeric paste
  5. 1 cup milk

Procedure:

  1. Mix all the above ingredients, except the milk, to get a paste.
  2. Apply across face and neck
  3. After 5-10 minutes, wash with milk, and then water.

Benefit:

  1. Enhance skin tone
  2. Used for brides preparing for their wedding day

Suitable for:

All skin types. Especially recommended for those with dry skin.

 

Recipe 6:

Ingredients:

  1. 2tsp orange juice
  2. 5-6 drops of lemon juice
  3. 3-4 drops of honey
  4. 1tsp rice flour

Procedure:

  1. Add the above in the order given to form a cream-like consistency
  2. Apply liberally leaving under eye area and lips
  3. Leave for 15-20 minutes and wash off in circular motions
  4. Pat your face dry

Benefit:

  1. Glowing skin if used regularly
  2. Removes tan from oily skin
  3. Improves skin texture if use over period of time
  4. spots on your skin will be lightened
  5. your skin will glow and shine
  6. honey acts as natural moisturizer
  7. lemon is a bleaching agent
  8. Rice flour helps in tan removal, getting rid of stubborn age spots and also lightens complexion with regular use.

Suitable for:

Oily skin! For all those of you with oily skin whose got a tan and if by any chance yoghurt doesn’t work for your skin then this pack is the next best thing to remove that tan.

Recipe 7:

Ingredients:

  1. Juice of 1/4th orange
  2. 1tb yoghurt
  3. Juice of half a lemon (optional)

Procedure:

  1. Mix the ingredients in a bowl till a smooth paste in formed.
  2. Apply over face
  3. Leave for 15-20 minutes
  4. Wash off with luke warm water and then splash some cold water immediately to tighten pores.

Alternatives

  1. you can also add 1tb honey or aloe pulp along with this face pack thus making it suitable for dry skin

Benefit:

  1. Enjoy a smooth glowing complexion with no trace of oiliness.
  2. It gives a cooling and relaxing effect on your face.
  3. Removes tan
  4. Skin whitening
  5. Acts as moisturizer
  6. Hydrates skin
  7. Revitalises skin

Suitable for:

Oily skin. If honey or aloe pulp is added this can be used for dry skin as well.

Recipe 8:

Ingredients:

  1. orange juice
  2. gram flour

Procedure:

  1. Mix orange juice with flour to make a creamy paste.
  2. Apply liberally over face
  3. Leave for 20 minutes.
  4. Wash with warm water.

Benefit:

Guarantees instant clean, smooth and clear skin.

Suitable for:

Oily, acne- prone and normal skin

 

Recipe 9:

Ingredients:

  1. 2tb orange juice
  2. 1tb lime juice
  3. 1tsp honey
  4. 1tb rose water

Procedure:

  1. Mix all the ingredients
  2. Apply on face.
  3. Leave it on for 10 -15 minutes
  4. Wash off with normal water

Alternatives:

  1. This pack can be used without lime juice
  2. This pack can be used without rose water
  3. This pack can be used without both lemon juice and rose water

Benefit:

  1. Erases acne
  2. clear acne scars
  3. Tan removal
  4. Lemon helps in exfoliation, lightens dark spots and removes blemishes
  5. Instant brightening and glow
  6. Improves complexion when used over an extended period.

Suitable for:

Oily, acne prone and normal skin. Dry skin people must include rose water but should use only either orange juice or lemon juice. People with sensitive skin need to be careful while using this pack to see if the combination of both orange and lemon juice suits their skin.

 

Recipe 10:

Ingredients:

  1. ¼ cup orange juice
  2. 1tb multani mitti
  3. 1tsp milk powder (optional)

Procedure:

  1. Mix the above ingredients
  2. Let the mixture soak for 30 mins.
  3. And then stir.
  4. Apply on face
  5. Leave for 20 mins.
  6. Wash with warm water

Benefit:

  1. Brightens complexion
  2. Firms skin
  3. Removes acne
  4. Removes tan
  5. Excellent bleach
  6. Provides radiant skin with a golden glow

Suitable for:

Oily skin

Recipe 11:

Ingredients:

  1. 2tsp Fresh Orange juice
  2. 3tsp Oats
  3. 1tsp Honey
  4. 1tsp Egg White or curds

Procedure:

  1. Mix the ingredients together
  2. Apply in circular motions, scrubbing slightly
  3. Leave for few minutes till you feel slight tightness (don’t allow skin to tighten more than this)
  4. Wash off, while doing this gently scrub off in circular motion to remove the pack from face

Benefit:

  1. Oats helps in exfoliation, hence this mask acts as a natural scrub
  2. removes surface dirt and impurities
  3. deep cleanses pores
  4. hydrates skin
  5. softens skin
  6. since honey is present hence it moisturizes

Suitable for:

Best for oily skin.

Recipe 12:

Ingredients:

  1. ½ tsp lemon juice
  2. 1 tsp orange juice
  3. 3 ripe strawberries
  4. ¼ ripe avocado

Procedure:

  1. Mix the strawberries and avocado
  2. Add the lemon and orange juice
  3. Mix into a fine paste
  4. Apply on face
  5. Leave for 20-30 minutes.
  6. Wash off

Benefit:

  1. Nourishes skin
  2. Soothes skin redness
  3. Dilates pores
  4. Skin whitening

Suitable for:

This is a wonderful fruit pack suitable for all skin types as it is well balanced.

Recipe 13:

Ingredients:

  1. 1 small sized apple
  2. 1tsp milk cream
  3. 1tsp olive oil
  4. 1tsp orange juice

Procedure:

  1. Boil apple
  2. With the help of a fork, mash the apple gently.
  3. Add the cream, olive oil and orange juice (you can use lemon juice alternatively) to the mashed apple
  4. Mix the ingredients to form a smooth paste.
  5. Apply this pack all over the face including face, forehead and neck
  6. Leave for 15-20 minutes
  7. Rinse off with warm water.

Benefit:

  1. Used as a cleanser
  2. Prevents ageing

Suitable for:

All skin types. However, when used by oily skin people avoid milk cream and olive oil

Recipe 14:

Ingredients:

  1. 4-5 small pieces of papaya
  2. 2tb orange juice

Procedure:

  1. Mash the papaya
  2. Mix with orange juice
  3. Keep it for 15 minutes
  4. rinse it off with water.

Benefit:

  1. skin brightening properties
  2. removes blemishes
  3. spot reduction
  4. removes pigmentation
  5. erases dullness.

Suitable for:

Oily skin

 

Recipe 15:

Ingredients:

  1. 3tb orange juice
  2. 1 cup sugar (or baking soda)
  3. 1tb honey
  4. 2tb olive oil

Procedure:

  1. Those with oily skin may use baking soda instead of sugar. Mix all well
  2. Scrub on your face, body, neck and wherever you feel you are tanned.
  3. Use twice a week for better results.

Benefit:

  1. Exfoliates
  2. Removes tan
  3. It works as a whitening exfoliator and removes grime, dead skin cells, sweat, dust, blackheads from the pores uncovering
  4. Provides smooth, polished, clean and clear skin
  5. Revives dullness
  6. Skin whitening

Suitable for:

This sugar scrub is suitable for all skin types. Sugar maybe replaced with baking soda so that this pack can be equally enjoyed by those with oily skin.

 

Recipe 16:

Ingredients:

  1. 2tb lemon juice (optional)
  2. 2tb orange juice
  3. 1tb honey

Procedure:

  1. Mix
  2. Apply
  3. Leave this mixture on for about ten to fifteen minutes
  4. wash it off with lukewarm water.

Benefit:

  1. Lemon is a great ingredient which cleanses the skin from within. It works like orange juice and is great to eliminate dead cells, reduce oil and tone the skin.
  2. Apply this simple face pack to relieve yourself from all kinds of problems caused due to oily skin.

Suitable for:

Best suited for oily skin. Dry and sensitive skin may use either lemon juice or orange juice instead of using both together

Recipe 17:

Ingredients:

  1. orange juice
  2. milk (or milk cream)

Procedure:

  1. mix
  2. massage for a minute
  3. rinse with cold water

Benefit:

  1. homemade face cleanser
  2. removes dead skin cells
  3. removes dirt from the skin.
  4. Removes blackheads
  5. provides flawless and glowing skin
  6. makes skin moisturised, soft and shiny

Suitable for:

For dry skin. People with oily skin can replace milk with butter milk or yoghurt for the same benefit. Sensitive, oily and acne prone skin people should stay away from milk cream.

Recipe 18:

Ingredients:

  1. orange juice
  2. cucumber juice

Procedure:

  1. mix
  2. apply over face and neck
  3. leave for 20-30 min
  4. wash off

Benefit:

Combined with the wide benefits of orange juice and the cooling effect of the cucumber juice, this face pack acts as a great tan remover.( You can alternatively mix lemon juice with cucumber juice and apply it on the tanned surface. It gives the same results)

Suitable for:

All skin types

Recipe 19:

Ingredients:

  1. 1tsp turmeric powder
  2. 1tb milk (optional)
  3. Orange juice

Procedure:

  1. Mix
  2. Apply
  3. Let dry
  4. Wash with cool water.

Alternatives:

Substituting milk with buttermilk or yoghurt will help oily skin

Benefit:

Tan removal

Suitable for:

All skin types. However, oily skin people can avoid milk or substitute yoghurt or butter milk instead of milk

Recipe 20:

Ingredients:

  1. Oatmeal
  2. Yoghurt
  3. Tomato juice
  4. Orange juice

Procedure:

  1. Mix
  2. Apply
  3. Leave it for 20-30 minutes
  4. When mixture has dried wash off with lukewarm water

Benefit:

  1. This process should be tried at least twice in a week to get a silky smooth skin.
  2. Tan removal

Suitable for:

Oily skin

Recipe 21:

Ingredients:

  1. 1tb Gram Flour
  2. 3 to 4 small Papaya pieces
  3. 2tb Orange Juice

Procedure:

  1. Blend papaya pieces into the blender
  2. add orange juice and gram flour to papaya
  3. Blend well to form a smooth thick paste.
  4. Apply onto your face and neck.
  5. Leave for 20-30 minutes
  6. Remove the pack in upward direction with the help of a wet cotton pad
  7. Rinse with cold water.
  8. In order to remove tan, you can use this face pack every alternate day for best results

Benefit:

  1. Papaya rejuvenates and clears the skin tone
  2. removes tan
  3. skin whitening

Suitable for:

Oily skin

Recipe 22:

Ingredients:

  1. 3-4 pieces of ripe banana
  2. 2tb orange juice
  3. 1tb yogurt

Procedure:

  1. Blend the banana pieces
  2. Add orange juice and yogurt and blend all well together
  3. Apply over face and neck
  4. Leave until partial dry
  5. Wash off with cold water by scrubbing in circular motion
  6. Do not pluck the mask from the skin
  7. Apply moisturizer after this or apply few drops olive oil to this pack altenatively

Benefit:

  1. provides acne free skin
  2. fresh and glowing skin
  3. nourishes skin
  4. diminishes wrinkles
  5. makes skin look younger and radiant
  6. tightens skin by closing pores

Suitable for:

Oily skin. This pack can be enjoyed by dry skin people too by adding 1tb olive oil or honey to this pack

Recipe 23:

Ingredients:

  1. 5 almonds
  2. 2tb milk
  3. 1tb carrot juice
  4. 1tb orange juice

Procedure:

  1. Grind the almondsto a paste
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients
  3. Mix well to form a thick paste
  4. Apply on face and neck
  5. Leave for 30 minutes
  6. Wash with cold water

Benefit:

  1. Removes scars and blemishes
  2. Soft, smooth and supple skin

Suitable for:

All skin types. Dry skin people may avoid milk

Recipe 24:

Ingredients:

  1. 2tb orange juice
  2. 1tb honey
  3. 1tb apple cider vinegar

Procedure:

  1. Mix
  2. Apply using cotton pad
  3. Was off after 2 minutes

Benefit:

Used as a cleanser

Suitable for:

Oily or acne prone skin

Recipe 25:

Ingredients:

  1. 2tb Orange juice
  2. 1tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  3. 1tb Corn Flour

Procedure:

  1. Mix all ingredients
  2. Apply on face
  3. Leave for 15 minutes
  4. Wash off with normal water

Alternative:

Use 2tsp milk instead of apple cider vinegar for those with dry and sensitive skin

Benefit:

  1. skin lightening
  2. removes tan
  3. enhances skin tone
  4. removes acne
  5. gives a clean, clear and luminous skin
  6. smoothes wrinkles

Suitable for:

This pack is used for normal and oily skin. When apple cider vinegar is substituted with milk it can be used for dry and sensitive skin

 

Recipe 26:

Ingredients:

  1. 4tb orange juice
  2. 1tb multani mitti
  3. 1tb orange peel powder
  4. 1tb curd

Procedure:

  1. Mix all ingredients to form a thick paste
  2. Apply on face and neck
  3. Leave for 20 minutes
  4. Remove the mask using cotton pad in upward direction
  5. Rinse off with cool water to close pores

Benefit:

  1. This pack can be used as a home facial to pamper yourself
  2. reduces excess oiliness in the skin
  3. lighten spots and pigmentation
  4. makes skin smooth
  5. lightens skin texture

Suitable for:

Oily and combination skin types

Recipe 27:

Ingredients:

  1. 3tb orange juice
  2. 2tb sandalwood powder
  3. 1tsp honey
  4. 2tb milk.

Procedure:

  1. Mix all ingredients to form a thick paste
  2. Apply on face and neck
  3. Leave for 20 minutes
  4. Remove the mask using cotton pad in upward direction
  5. Rinse off with lukewarm water

Benefit:

  1. This pack can be used as a home facial to pamper yourself
  2. makes skin smooth and soft
  3. lightens skin texture

Suitable for:

Dry and sensitive skin

Recipe 28:

Ingredients:

  1. 1tb gelatin
  2. 2tsp hot water
  3. 3 tsp orange juice
  4. 1 egg white.

Procedure:

  1. Dissolve gelatin in water
  2. Add orange juice to above mix
  3. Apply 2 to 3 layers on face
  4. when it dries completely, peel off the mask in an upward direction

Alternatives:

Use same quantity of hot milk in place of water in case of dry and sensitive skin

Benefit:

  1. this is used as a peel off mask
  2. firms skin
  3. improves blood circulation
  4. improves complexion
  5. leaves skin smooth and supple

Suitable for:

Oily and combination skin types if used with water but if used with milk then suitable for dry and sensitive skin

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Hope you all enjoyed reading this post and are scurrying away to your kitchens to prepare these very simple easy-to-find-ingredients masks.

I have covered every possible face mask that uses orange juice but if you have any other packs please feel free to share by leaving comments so that along with me other readers benefit too!


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