It’s officially February, and with this year being a leap year, we all get an extra day! What will you do with the extra day? We’re thinking we can spend a day doing a little much needed self-care and have a homemade spa day, after all, the winter season does take a toll on one’s skin. Perhaps a day of kicking back, binge watching a juicy new TV series, drinking some juice (to go with the theme, of course) and slathering on an all-natural orange juice face mask (you know it’ll be made with Indian River Select Brand®). We know what you’re thinking “orange juice on my face? Excuse me?” Let us enlighten you! Orange juice provides health benefits that affect you inside and out, it contains many vitamins and nutrients that directly and indirectly affect skin health.
- In a study comparing the hydration effects of different beverages, 100% orange juice was ranked as having a higher rehydration index compared to water and sports drinks at two to three hours post-consumption.
- One 8oz glass of premium 100% orange juice contains your entire Daily Value of Vitamin C. Vitamin C helps promote healthy skin by supporting collagen production, which helps maintain elasticity and works against premature aging.
- Another set of antioxidants you can get from orange juice are carotenoids, such as beta-carotene. Beta-carotene can help neutralize free radicals that can otherwise damage your skin. Carotenoids have been studied for their skin health benefits as they are stored in the fat layer under the skin. They have been shown to protect against sunburn and premature aging of the skin.
So now that you know that citrus juice is not only good for combating the flu and has the dual benefit of being good for your skin, join us in sitting back and enjoying the dual beauty benefits of orange juice!
Homemade Orange Face Mask Recipe: http://beautybets.com/2012/06/11/baking-soda-orange-juice-face-mask/