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OJ Wrinkle Buster: Kitchen Cupboard Beauty Tips

OJ Wrinkle Buster: Kitchen Cupboard Beauty Tips

Citrus fruits are so sunny and invigorating, filled with body-loving vitamin C and spirit-lifting color. And orange juice does so much more than just prevent scurvy! Alpha-hydroxy fruit acids and oil-reducing astringent properties make orange juice a natural for wrinkle-busting, as well as shrinking enlarged pores, eradicating acne, adding shininess to hair, and more.

Here are some easy formulas to try. Let the beauty benefits of orange juice add a little more sunshine to your day:

Simple Softening, Smoothing Face-Wash
Let the AHAs and vitamin C in orange juice add softness and smoothness to your skin. Simply apply orange juice to the face like a wash, then rinse.

Pore-Shrinker
Saturate a cotton ball with orange juice and apply to pores, without rinsing.

To Banish Blemishes
This formula will work on your back or chest, as well as your face.

Mix equal parts honey and orange juice and apply to affected area. Allow to remain on skin for 5 minutes, then rinse with warm water. The honey is a natural healer, while the orange juice’s astringency helps to dry up excess oils.

Shiny Hair Rinse

Juice of one small orange
Equal measure of water
1 tablespoon honey

Combine ingredients and work into damp, freshly-shampooed hair. Allow to remain on for 5 to 10 minutes, then rinse thoroughly with warm water.

Refreshing Facial Mask
This is both enlivening and nourishing to your skin.

1 teaspoon plain unflavored yogurt
juice from 1/4 orange

Combine ingredients and smooth onto face. Allow to remain on for 5 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

Around-the-Eyes Wrinkle-Buster
Simply saturate cotton pads with orange juice and place them on eyes, while lying down for 30 minutes. Rinse.

Serious Facial Wrinkle-Buster

1 egg white, beaten
2 teaspoons orange juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
a few drops sweet almond oil

Combine ingredients and apply to face. Allow to remain on for 30 minutes, then rinse thoroughly with warm water.

Read more: Beauty, Bath & Shower, Skin Care

By Cait Johnson, Assistant Producer, Care2 Healthy Living Channels.

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.

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9:03AM PST on Dec 12, 2012

Very interesting, will try this.
Thank You

8:37PM PST on Dec 10, 2012

I love oranges, can make a meal of them! Thanks for the valuable tips.

8:52PM PST on Dec 9, 2012

Thank you :)

9:07PM PST on Dec 8, 2012

Thanks for the suggestions - some of these sound good enough to eat!

2:18PM PDT on Aug 22, 2012

I would like to know if a powdered orange extract will act the same as the juice? Anyone know?

7:34AM PST on Feb 28, 2012

It works because it`s an acid.. just as crushed asprin strawberries pinapple lemons and vinegar.

2:14PM PST on Feb 27, 2012

good to know.

4:07AM PST on Nov 28, 2011

Thanks for the article.

7:53PM PST on Nov 9, 2011

Sounds very beneficial ~ Thanks for posting info.

4:43AM PDT on Sep 25, 2011

Thanks!

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