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7 Ways To Use Lemon For Flawless Skin

By Kumutha

Firmness of your skin, texture and tone, all depends on one thing, your skin's collagen level. And the collagen depends on antioxidants and essential nutrients for sustenance, both of which are available in plenty in lemon, so why not use this humble veggie in your beauty routine?

Lemon contains 180% vitamin C, 9% potassium and 6% vitamin B6, along with O.4 milligrams of vitamin E which roughly makes about 2% of it.

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The core composition of lemon makes for a powerful antioxidant, which can pretty much transform your skin.

From sloughing off dead skin cells, lightening skin tone, removing age spots to forming a protective barrier against free radicals, lemon can take care of your most persistent skin issues.

Before we explore ways to use lemon skin, there are a few points you need to keep in mind.

The high acidic content of lemon can strip your skin of the natural oil. So, if you have dry skin, use it sparingly.

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Though effective on acne, lemon juice when applied directly on inflamed skin can cause irritation, so combine it with other soothing ingredients to negate its affect.

And if you have cuts or wound, avoid using it.

Also, here are 7 ways to use lemon for flawless skin, have a look.


Body Scrub

This scrub is ideal for removing dead skin cells, shrinking pores and in revealing the clear, supple skin underneath.


  • 2 tablespoons of rice powder
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • A pinch of turmeric

How It Works

  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl
  2. Beat until you get a thick paste
  3. Apply a thin coat, sparingly, all over your body
  4. Let it dry for 15 minutes
  5. Spritz some water; and when the scrub loosens, rub your skin rigorously in a circular motion
  6. Rinse and pat dry
  7. Follow it up with a nourishing body lotion
  8. Scrub your skin with this lemon mask, once a week

Nose Blackhead Scrub

This scrub removes the impurities from deep, controls sebum and removes stubborn blackheads.


  • 5 drops of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 lemon wedge

How It Works

  1. Take a lemon wedge, sprinkle it liberally with sugar granules, and a few drops of olive oil.
  2. Rub it rigorously onto your nose, until you feel your skin become slightly warm.
  3. Rinse and pat dry.
  4. Do this twice a week to keep blackheads in check.

Spray To Lighten Dark Elbows & Knees

Lemon has astringent and bleaching properties that work towards lightening dark skin.


  • 1 cup of rose water
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 10 drops of almond oil

How It Works

  1. Mix all the ingredients together and pour the solution in a spray bottle.
  2. Shake well and spritz it on the affected area.
  3. Let it get soaked into the skin naturally.
  4. Follow this home remedy to whiten skin with lemon every day.


It works by shrinking pores, tightening the skin and removing impurities.


  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of vodka
  • 1 teaspoon of witch hazel
  • 1 tablespoon of distilled water

How It Works

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and store it in the refrigerator.
  2. When using, dip a cotton ball into the chilled solution, dab it on to the skin.
  3. Let it naturally get soaked into the skin.
  4. Follow it up with a nourishing moisturiser.
  5. This is one of the most-trusted natural ways to reduce acne using lemon.

Anti-wrinkle Mask

This mask boosts collagen level of the skin, which improves elasticity of the skin, thereby reducing fine lines.


  • 5 drops of lemon juice
  • 5 drops of almond oil
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 egg white

How It Works

  1. Beat all the ingredients together into a fluffy consistency.
  2. Apply a thin coat on to your skin.
  3. Let it sit for 20 minutes and then rinse.
  4. Follow this beauty use of lemon juice once a week.

Lip Exfoliator

Citric acid sloughs off the dead skin layers on your lips, making it smooth, supple and pink.


  • 5 drops of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

How It Works

  1. Mix the ingredients together.
  2. Apply a thin coat of the mixture.
  3. Let it sit overnight.
  4. In the morning, scrub your lips with a towel.
  5. Follow it up with a healing lip balm.

Butt Bleacher

Antioxidants and bleaching properties of lemon work to lighten and smoothen the butt region, plus remove cellulite.

How It Works

  1. Spritz a few drops of essential oil of your choice on a lemon wedge, and rub it on to your butt.
  2. Do it for 5 minutes and then rinse it clean.
  3. This is one of the most tested beauty uses of lemon juice.

Read more about: lemon home remedies acne dark skin
Story first published: Thursday, September 15, 2016, 12:00 [IST]
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