Homemade Orange Peel Face Mask Recipes for Bright Skin

Updated on February 24, 2016
How to make different face masks from orange peel powder to soften and brighten your skin.
How to make different face masks from orange peel powder to soften and brighten your skin.

What makes Orange Peel Good for Skin?

Many people throw out orange peels once they’re done eating or juicing an orange. But did you know that orange peels are a powerhouse of nutrients and antioxidants? The orange peels even have a higher vitamin C content than the fleshy inside!

Let’s look at the beneficial nutrients in orange peels and the benefits they offer for skin:

Nutrient in Orange Peel
Benefit for Skin
Vitamin C
Protects skin from free radical damage. Keeps acne at bay and promotes a healthy skin glow.
Helps in renewing worn-out cells and prevents DNA damage. Good for healing dry, flaky, and itchy skin.
Hydrates dehydrated skin. Helps preserve moisture.
Prevents oxidative stress in skin cells, for youthful, glowing skin.

How to Make Your Own Orange Peel Face Mask:

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Making Your Own Orange Peel Powder

It's not difficult to make your own orange peel powder—all you need are oranges, a blender, and one to five days (in order to give the orange peels time to dry).

Here's a quick explanation on how to make sun-dried orange peel powder at home. For a more in-depth explanation, I explain the process in detail in this easy guide.

  1. To make powdered orange peel, simply save up orange peels from the organic oranges you eat, remove the white fribrous parts on the inside of the peel, and wash them in warm distilled water.
  2. Spread the orange peels in a tray and place them in an area that receives plenty of sunshine. Leave them there until they are thoroughly dried—this usually takes one to two days, but can take up to five in cold, cloudy weather. If you are leaving the orange peels outdoors, cover them with a thin cloth or net for protection against dirt and insects.
  3. Now crush and powder your peels into a fine powder using a food processor or blender, without adding any water.
  4. Store your sun-dried orange peel powder in an airtight jar.

How to Use Orange Peel in Face Masks

Now that you have your orange peel powder, here are three face mask recipes that will allow you to reap their benefits:

1. Be-Blemish-Free Orange Peel Face Mask

Get rid of blemishes with the Be-Blemish-Free Orange Peel Face Mask, which reduces the visibility of blemishes and evens out skin tone.
Get rid of blemishes with the Be-Blemish-Free Orange Peel Face Mask, which reduces the visibility of blemishes and evens out skin tone.

With this simple blemish-removing face mask, you only need two other ingredients: honey and yogurt. These powerhouse ingredients are full of nutrients that provide nourishing benefits to skin. Honey, in particular, helps in evening out discolorations and blemishes on skin.

Check out the benefits of each additional ingredient in this face mask in the table below:

Importance in Face Mask
Is a powerful antibacterial and antiseptic agent. Slows down the aging process of skin by fighting off free radicals. Moisturizes skin.
Contains live cultures that kill acne-causing germs and bacteria. Hydrates and nourishes skin.


  1. Make sure to gather your hair away from your face before applying this mask. Put on a headband or plastic shower cap to prevent the mixture from going on your hair.
  2. You can add more honey or yogurt to make the mixture a little runny to apply it effectively.
  3. Don’t over proportionate the orange peel powder as it may burn your skin.


  • 2 teaspoons orange peel powder
  • 1 teaspoon organic honey
  • 1 teaspoon yogurt


  1. Mix all the above ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Apply a thick coat of the mixture onto your clean face. Let it sit for 15 minutes or until it dries out.
  3. When the time is up, rinse your face gently until all of the mixture is completely gone. Pat dry with a towel.
  4. If your face is dry after this mask, use a drop of coconut or olive oil as a natural moisturizer.

2. Good-Bye-Acne Orange Peel Powder Mask

Time to say goodbye to acne and pimples. Mix orange peel powder with oatmeal and baking soda to make the ultimate pimple annihilation  face mask.
Time to say goodbye to acne and pimples. Mix orange peel powder with oatmeal and baking soda to make the ultimate pimple annihilation face mask.

Orange peel contains powerful properties that help keep annoying pimples away. Apply a thick coat of this zit-busting orange peel face mask to deep-cleanse your pores and drive out the dirt, grime, excess oil, and bacteria, all of which cause pimples and blackheads to form on the skin surface.

This orange peel face mask contains three key ingredients, the benefits of which are listed here:

Importance in Face Mask
Gently exfoliates and scrubs skin clean. Absorbs and eliminates impurities and dirt from the skin’s surface.
Baking soda
Deep-cleanses skin.


  1. Make sure you're using baking soda, and not baking powder!
  2. Ensure not to smile or talk with the face mask on! This will stretch your skin around the mouth and eyes and actually cause wrinkles to form.
  3. If the orange peel powder and oatmeal used together feels a little rough on your skin, add more olive oil but don’t make it too runny as it will create a drippy mess.


  • 2 teaspoons orange peel powder
  • 1 teaspoon oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Gradually add water until a thick paste is formed.
  3. Using clean fingertips, massage a thick coat of the mixture onto your face in a gentle circular motion. Let it sit for 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse your face with cold water and pat dry with a clean towel. Your skin will feel amazingly soft and look clean and moisturised. If your face is a little dry after the mask, especially in acne areas, simply use a drop of olive oil as a natural moisturizer.

3. Orange Peel Face Mask for Oily, Pimple-Prone Skin

Balance out oily skin with a gentle, yet effective orange peel face mask that will leave your skin fresh and toned.
Balance out oily skin with a gentle, yet effective orange peel face mask that will leave your skin fresh and toned.

Got very oily and acne-prone skin? Worry no more with this simple and cleansing orange peel face mask, which will leave your skin oil-free and moisturized at the same time! Orange peel is known to absorb excess oil or sebum from oily skin. This face mask also uses coconut oil, which works wonders in driving out the ‘bad’ acne-causing oil from deep within your skin pores.

Importance in Face Mask
Coconut oil
Pushes out the excess sebum clogged in your pores. Hydrates and nourishes skin of all types including peeling, acne-prone skin.
Nourishes with vitamins and minerals. Leaves skin feeling soft.


  1. To open up your pores, you can also have a quick splash with warm water as an alternative to steaming.
  2. To liquefy your coconut oil, place it in a bowl of hot water and it will melt in a few seconds.
  3. It doesn't matter if you use low fat or skim milk instead of full fat milk in this mask.


  • 2 teaspoons orange peel powder
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil


  1. In a small bowl, mix the above ingredients until a thick mixture is formed.
  2. Steam your face to open up your pores.
  3. Apply the mixture onto your face using clean finger tips in a circular motion. Let sit for 15 minutes. In this time, you can take a quick soak in the bath or read a chapter of that book you’ve been meaning to finish. Keep yourself relaxed.
  4. When the time elapses, gently and thoroughly rinse your face and pat it dry with a towel. Your face will have a wonderful glow and feel silky and soft!

Why Homemade Face Masks Are Better:

Homemade face masks are filled with nature's restorative goodness, in the form of the nutrients, minerals, acids, and oils explained in the tables above, without any of the chemicals that store-bought masks have to contain for an extended shelf life. Fruits are rich in AHAs and other micronutrients that nourish and heal the skin. When expensive skin creams claim to contain 'fruit compounds,' they usually only contain a fraction of the nutrients that are found in the fruit itself. Save yourself the money and the chemical damage and make your own homemade skin products.

Make more natural beauty face masks at home:

  • Honey Face Masks—Honey is the perfect ingredient for dry and acne-prone skin.

  • Yogurt Face Masks—Yogurt face masks, used various forms since Cleopatra's day, will result in glowing, revitalized skin.

  • Egg White Face Masks—Egg whites are known for their ability to tone large pores and reduce excess sebum, making them perfect for people with naturally oily skin.

  • Egg Yolk Face Masks—Egg yolks, on the other hand, are known for their ability to moisturize and hydrate skin, leaving it with a healthy glow. These masks are perfect for people with dry skin.

  • Banana Face Masks

Questions & Answers


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        Charu gupta 2 weeks ago

        Thnks for the invaluable suggestions

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        Enif 3 weeks ago

        Please how long till I start seeing results when I start using the face mask( orange peel powder, oatmeal and baking soda) and how often should I use it in a week?

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        beenish 3 months ago

        these are natural n amazing fr skin.... used as ubtan in asia...

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        Samrawit kahssay 5 months ago

        Everything is good but can I mix different fruit Peel in one? ifif which fruits is good to mix

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        Vaishali 12 months ago

        Wow..very good article...

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        Meen 13 months ago

        Why??remove white part of orange peel

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        Aysha Hassan 14 months ago

        Its a very good home remedy indeed .But is it effective for wrinkles as well? Kindly let me know.

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        vanitha 14 months ago

        Its really a good article where it has more beneficial...thanks alot.

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        collin 15 months ago

        thanks very much, i`d tried it once for my wife and she love it, i am making some more for her again.

        thanks again


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        cheryl 18 months ago

        I tried it everything and its cool.... its really effective... just need to set minutes all of it ... I do it everyday before i take a bath or while take a bath... that's why usually i'm 30mins in the toilet hahahaha... for 30days i can see the effect of glow

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        moyin 22 months ago

        Very interesting

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        juliet 22 months ago

        I grow new ripe pimples every morning and dark spot all over can these also work for me?

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        alisha 2 years ago

        please advice weather the face marks (dark spots) will go

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        craftybegonia 2 years ago from Southwestern, United States

        That is one interesting mask! When I first saw the photo I thought it was a mask based on Turmeric, since it is also an orange powder, but a mask made out of ground orange peel would have never occurred to me. Thanks for sharing!

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        Nina 2 years ago

        Can i make a lot and live it in the fridge and for how long thank you

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        juliet 2 years ago

        Osm .....its very good

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        Sithara 2 years ago

        Thanks for the magical face pack...in a week hw mny times v can use orange peel face mask??

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        Busie 2 years ago

        Hi, thank you so much about this information I'm going to try it

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        kimesha 2 years ago

        Thank you so very much!! All the days of my lifeI hhave been struggling with acne. Tried everything out there and nothing works. I am definitely gonna try these! Thank you so very much for these natural remedies

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        chrisie 3 years ago

        Thanx. I'm a black/african woman 0f 41. I'm light in complection, but my face looks so dull and grey. I have tried evri product but my skin retaliates skin care routine. I suffer dry, sensitive, blemished matured skin that hate chemicals. I'm definitely trying the peel/coconut ouT right thru; do I stop the peel once the blemishes are out & cleared?, how/ with what do I cleanse such skin?, any moisturising & sunblock tips? Cheers!

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        Amazaving 3 years ago

        I had no idea about any of this. Thanks healthmunsta you're a star

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        Nandini 3 years ago

        well, this is the best thing for young and glowing skin...

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        Narmada RAna 3 years ago

        Very nutrious to the cell of face.

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        Muhammad Behzad Khan 3 years ago from Pakistan

        well it seems interesting, i will give it a try. don't tell me its not for boys


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        Lpo Lpo 3 years ago

        very interesting

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        Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

        Very interesting indeed. Might try this one.

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        devnani.bhavika@gmail.com 3 years ago

        Its Nice i would l'île to have more remèdes

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        healthmunsta 3 years ago

        @MANASA: What more would you like to see?

        @salamat: Use once every 3 days and work your way up to once every 2 days. Do not use daily, as orange peel is a potent, exfoliating and peeling ingredient. The key is to use it consistently for at least a month before getting noticeably radiant and glowing skin.

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        salamat 3 years ago

        how often to use orange face mask

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        Makeup Reviews Hall 4 years ago from India

        Nice one . Also try this, it works great telling from personnel experience


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        Ariana Paulins 4 years ago from Ohio

        This is amazing! I actually have a pack of oranges in my fridge right now! Definitely trying this tomorrow! Thanks :)

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        mercy 4 years ago

        Orange face mask is very nice it feels soft and clear your skin ...

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        Vijayalakshmi Senthilnambi 4 years ago

        Great, Perfect...Thanx so much...In search of organic fruits in our area.

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        leakeem 4 years ago from Earth

        Great article! I have a question. Does using a face mask make a huge difference in your facial skin (after the first use or first few uses)? I haven't used one before but knew someone who did... Or you need to use it consistently?

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        vibesites 4 years ago from United States

        Sounds like a very refreshing facial mask! It would definitely smell fragrant too. Thanks for sharing :)

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        gracefaith 4 years ago from United Kingdom

        Wow this is a really cool article! Can't wait to try these!


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        Jasmine Clifton 4 years ago

        Thank you for his article. My teenage son has struggled with acne and we are trying all sorts of different things right now.

        Thank you