Lemon recipes for face:
Lemon and sugar: This is one of the most common facial mask using lemon. Mix lemon juice and sugar and massage on the face. Lemon exfoliates the skin and opens the pores. Apply this lemon and sugar homemade facial mask twice or thrice a week to get a clean and flawless skin. Apply the mask on the face and neck and leave for 10 minutes. Wash with cold water. To moisturize the skin, you can add few drops of olive oil in the sugar and lemon mix. You can even apply this mix on hands and feet to get rid of sun tan.
Lemon and sea salt: To get rid of aging spots, oily skin and pimples, you can easily use two household ingredients, lemon and sea salt! Lemon exfoliates the skin and salt is an anti-bacterial ingredient. When both are mixed, it forms an effective cleansing facial mask. Mix sea salt and lemon juice to make a paste and apply this paste on the face and neck. You can even use it as a scrub to remove dead skin. Leave this lemon recipe on the face for 8-10 minutes and then rinse off well with cold water.
Lemon honey facial mask: This recipe is very famous to cleanse the face in minutes and get rid of pimples gradually. Mix lemon juice and honey and apply this cleansing facial mask on the face and neck. This lemon recipe not only cleanses the face but also helps get a glowing and shiny skin. You can apply this mask every alternate day if your face is covered with pimple or acne and sun tan.
Lemon and yogurt: This is another recipe which cleanses and moisturizes the skin. After a hectic day, you can apply this mask to feel fresh in minutes. In a bowl, mix yogurt and few drops of lemon juice or lemon oil and apply on the face and neck. You can even add few drops of honey to get best results. Apply this lemon facial mask on the face and neck and massage for 1 minute. Let it dry and then wash with warm water.
These are the most common and effective lemon recipes for face. Lemon can cleanse the skin, remove dead cells, blackheads, whiteheads, helps get rid of pimples and have a glowing skin.
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Story first published: Monday, December 5, 2011, 11:30 [IST]