I didn’t know about this great idea in the past, and I cringe when I think about all the citrus fruit peels I threw away. Whenever I have lemons, limes, or oranges around, I always save the peels.
I dry them and turn the peels into powder. This means I don’t need to head to the store if I need a bit of citrus flavor for something I’m cooking.
I even use the powdered citrus peels to make a DIY facial mask that helps to eliminate acne scars and pigmentation, leaving me with stunning, bright skin.
Benefits of Using Citrus Peels
You already know that citrus fruits offer many health benefits. However, you may not be aware that the peels actually have a higher amount of nutrients, minerals, and vitamins than the fruit does.
The juice of these fruits can be beneficial for skin, so the fruit peels offer even more great benefits when you use them on your skin.
If you want an effective, all-natural ingredient to use in your face masks, you’ll definitely want to try using citrus peel powder. You can use it in face masks to enjoy many great results.
- It works wonderfully on oily skin
- it helps to lighten skin
- it also helps to eliminate acne scars, blemishes, and discoloration
- help to give you soft, smooth skin
- it will help eliminate those pesky blackheads
How To Powder the Peels
- Leave the peels/rinds outside for a couple of days until they are dried and curled up
- Finely grind the dried peels/rinds in a spice grinder, a blender or with a mortar and pestle.
- As long as the powdered zest is completely dry, it should last for about a year. Store it in the refrigerator to prolong the shelf life.
For Brightening Face Mask You’ll Need:
- Citrus peel Powder
- Whole fat Milk (or distilled water, Rose water, whole fat yogurt/curd)
When you use your own citrus peel mask, you will notice that your skin feels vibrant and fresh. The mask helps to absorb any extra oil, reducing that shine that often occurs if you have extra oil on your skin.
This mask will also eliminate dry, dead skin cells, giving you skin that looks bright and clean.