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How to Rub Oranges on Acne

by
author image Leigh Wittman
Leigh Wittman has been writing professionally since 2007. She writes primarily on health, career advice, outdoor pursuits and travel for various websites. Wittman is a licensed nurse and studied nursing at Arizona State University.
How to Rub Oranges on Acne
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According to "Cosmetic Dermatology: Principles and Practice," the acidity in oranges coupled with their high vitamin C content makes them one of nature's perfect cures for acne. The orange peel as well as its juice can be used to treat your acne. According to "Braun-Falco's Dermatology," it is safe to use orange peels and orange juice as often as you desire to treat your acne. Visit a dermatologist for additional assistance if you do not see favorable results after six weeks of treatment.

Step 1

Wash your hands thoroughly with hand soap. According to "Braun-Falco's Dermatology," touching your face or items that will be applied to your face with dirty hands can introduce bacteria to your face, which can lead to worsening of your acne.

Step 2

Rinse off one orange to wash off any dirt or debris from the orange peel.

Step 3

Peel the orange. Place the orange peel on one side of the plate and the inside of the orange on the other side of the plate.

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Step 4

Splash your face with warm water. According to "Cosmetic Dermatology: Principles and Practice," warm water will dilate your skin's pores, which will allow the orange peel and juice to effectively reach the bacteria causing the acne.

Step 5

Rub the outside of a piece of the orange peel on your acne. Use a new piece of orange to treat each acne spot to avoid spreading bacteria.

Step 6

Squeeze the flesh of the orange to expel the juice onto the plate.

Step 7

Saturate a cotton swab with the orange juice and apply the juice to your breakouts. Use a new cotton swab for each pimple to avoid spreading bacteria.

Step 8

Splash your face with cool water. According to "Cosmetic Dermatology: Principles and Practice," cool water will constrict the skin's pores, decreasing the likelihood of additional pores becoming clogged.

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References

  • "Handbook of Dermatology: A Practical Manual"; Margaret W. Mann, David R. Berk, Daniel L. Popkin, and Susan J. Bayliss; 2009
  • "Braun-Falco's Dermatology"; Walter H.C. Burgdorf, Gerd Plewig, Helmut Heinrich Wolff, and Michael Landthaler; 2008
  • "Cosmetic Dermatology: Principles and Practice"; Leslie Baumann; 2009
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