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Could This Orange Peel Beauty Hack Banish Acne Overnight?

Skincare products are among the most costly items we buy, meaning we're always on the lookout for treatments that won't cost an arm and a leg.

This is why we were interested to hear about the latest DIY acne treatment - and it involves something you probably have in your fruit bowl.

Yes, the beauty world is abuzz with the benefits or orange peel to cure spots, when made into a paste and applied to the skin.


Sound far-fetched? It should come as no surprise, as orange peel contains a ton of Vitamin C and Calcium, which are both good for the skin.

Credit: Unsplash/ Xiaolong Wong
Credit: Unsplash/ Xiaolong Wong

To make the paste, first you need to peel your orange and then grind down the peel into a powder (this will work better if you dry the peels in the sun for a day) and mix with some warm water to form a paste, according to Women's Heath. Then, just apply this to the face overnight and let the magic fruit get to work.

Sanela Lazic, founder of natural skincare brand Saint Iris Adriatica, told Women's Health: "The peel of an orange is packed full of antioxidants, which also have antibacterial properties that stop spots from forming.

"It can also work to reduce pain and swelling of pimples."

While keeping your acne at bay, orange peel will also prevent oily skin from producing excess sebum. And before you go discarding your orange after you've collected the skin, it's worth noting that eating the fruit is good for the skin too.


If you don't fancy rubbing it on your face, eating orange with the peel on can help regulate bowel movements so eliminating toxins from the body - which in turn may help your acne.

Other home remedies for acne include using thyme, which you are meant to grind finely and make a paste with, and turmeric, which is said to have inflammatory qualities and antioxidants.

Will you be trying this zesty little hack?

Featured Image Credit: Unsplash/ Noah Buscher

Topics: Stylish, acne, Hair and Beauty, Style News, Health

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance journalist working for Pretty 52. After graduating from the University of Sussex, Ciara worked as a writer at GLAMOUR Magazine and later as the Assistant Editor of Yahoo Style UK.

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