Lemons – that sour fruit that everyone loves! Of Asian origin, lemons are full of vitamins and proteins that make it one of the best home remedies for a number of ailments like throat pain, constipation, and even kidney stones, Another thing that lemon has under its list of accomplishments is its amazing benefits when it comes to skin care!
The juice of lemon contain antibacterial properties and a natural astringent that makes it perfect to combat pesky acne! Apply the lemon juice to the problem area on the face, leave it on overnight, and wash it off in the morning. Not only will the acne be blocked, but future breakouts will also will prevented!
Lemon juice has citric acid which acts like an exfoliant, removing dead skin cells. You can either mix it with a few other ingredients, or by itself. Regular usage will result in soft and smooth skin. You can also use this mixture on your lips. Apply it before bed and rinse it off in the morning to have a soft palette.
Once again, lemon’s natural astringent comes in handy! You can either lightly apply it to your skin alone or mixing your favorite carrier oil with lemon oil and apply it to the face to help control your oily skin! If you decide a small amount before going out for the day, make sure to apply some sort of sunscreen; lemons make the skin more sensitive to UV rays.
Fades Age Spots
Never thought those pesky age spots could go away? Think again! Apply the lemon juice to your spots before bed and wash it off in the morning! For another option, add a half a cup of lemon juice to your bath and soak for about 20 minutes. Your age spots are sure to fade!
We’ve already discussed having oily skin; now it is time to discuss dry skin! Take your lemon juice and mix it with olive or coconut oil and honey and apply it to your skin. Keep the mixture on your skin for about 15 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water.
Lemons, with their citric acid and vitamin C, can help to brighten your skin as time goes on. The vitamin C contains antioxidants that boost the production of collagen, which is the driving force behind tight and bright skin! Again, if you put the lemon juice on before going out for the day, be sure to wear SPF.