Orange

Delicious and juicy, oranges have always been a favourite among the fruits. Orange, particularly sweet orange is a citrus fruit belonging to the Rutaceae family which also includes tangerine and grapefruit. This fruit is believed to have originated in Southeast Asia. Orange trees are widely grown in tropical and subtropical climates and their sweet fruit is consumed fresh or processed to obtain their juice. Oranges are a rich source of vitamin C. Natural oils present in oranges can be used to moisturize skin and save bucks. Being an excellent source of vitamin C, orange can do wonders for your skin. Apart from the fruit itself, orange juice and even orange peels can provide a range of benefits to your skin. Thus, consumption as well as topical application of this fruit can be beneficial for your skin in the following ways. Orange peels will provide an instant glow to your face as well as reduce dark spots and blemishes. Oranges have a high content of citric acid which is effective in drying away acne. Oranges are a rich source of vitamin C which improves the skin texture and colour. It also helps in restoring collagen in your body which is responsible for skin firming and prevents ageing of skin. Oranges contain powerful antioxidants which fight off oxygen free radicals that deprive the healthy skin cells of oxygen by stealing oxygen molecules from them. These free radicals often cause wrinkles and sagging of cheeks. Orange peels contain significant amount of calcium which provides protection against pre-mature ageing of the skin.