If you want to make sure your skin is ready for winter, consider taking advantage of the delightful clementine, a delicious citrus fruit that is abundant this time of year.
This delicious, small fruit doesn’t just taste great. It contains plenty of citric acids, which can give you a healthy, bright complexion, so your skin looks fresh and beautiful.
The clementine is a member of the mandarin family and this fruit is often known as “winter citrus” or “seedless tangerines.” They have a glossy, thick skin, and they are easy to peel.
The clementine is rich in many vital nutrients, such as calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. It also contains significant amounts of vitamin C, an important antioxidant.
Vitamin C often called ascorbic acid is essential for collagen synthesis, which is necessary for healthy skin maintenance. This antioxidant also helps to keep skin protected from sun damage.
It even contributes to revitalize skin. The most significant benefit of vitamin C is its ability to prevent the formation of blemishes and wrinkles, and it also helps combat inflammation.
Why These Ingredients:
You can make a wonderful DIY beauty mask using the clementine as well. It can deal with all your skincare needs. Not only does the clementine in the mask help brighten and rejuvenate your skin, but the honey used in the mask helps to heal, cleanse, and hydrate skin.
Argan and jojoba oils moisturize skin, and the oats help fight inflammation. With this all-natural, DIY mask, you’ll end up with dew, smooth, gorgeous skin, and you probably have most of these ingredients on hand already.
While the clementine is acidic and tart, the fruit includes essential alkaline minerals that help keep your body balanced after you digest foods. Researchers have found that eating citrus fruits can contribute to improving heart health, lower your cholesterol and prevent certain types of cancer. If you want to enjoy all the health benefits of this fruit, you can start eating them as a snack or adding them to your morning smoothie or juice.
- 3 clementines, peeled and pith removed, blended in a food processor or blender
- 1/4 cup ground rolled oats (you can use milk powder or besan flour)
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
- 2 teaspoons jojoba (or argan, coconut oil)
① Combine all ingredients and transfer to a glass jar with a lid. Apply the mixture to clean skin with a brush or clean fingertips.
② Leave the mixture on for 10-20 minutes and rinse with warm water, pat dry and apply a moisturizer.
③ Keep the remaining mixture tightly covered and refrigerate up to two weeks.