How to Rub Oranges on Acne

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A close-up of a fresh orange surrounded by peels. (Image: pbnew/iStock/Getty Images)

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.

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.

Things You'll Need

  • Hand soap

  • Orange

  • Cotton swab

  • Plate

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