Tangerines. Clementines. Mandarin oranges. “The things that look like oranges but smaller.” As for which name to use, the fact is that they’re all extremely similar in their nutritional profile: tangarines have just under 40 calories, about 1.5 grams of fiber, tons of powerful flavanoids, and about as much Vitamin C as you’d expect from a petite doppelganger of an orange. They’ve got approximately three times as much Vitamin A than oranges and make absorbing iron much more efficient for your body. To keep things simple, we’re going with “tangerines” in the below benefits, how tangerines benefit your health, your hair, your skin, and more.
1. TANGERINES ARE GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN
This one’s the biggie! (And really, is there anything more youthful than glowy, clear skin?) Tangerines, rich antioxidants that fight skin-ruining free radicals, possess a third of your daily dose of vitamin C. While you can reap the benefits from the inside out, you can also brighten your skin with a homemade mask that removes oil and bacteria.
Simply mix 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt, a teaspoon of honey, and the juice of 3 or 4 tangerine slices. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes, rinse off, pat dry, and follow up with your usual moisturizer.