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How Lemon Juice Works On Face

By: Pooja Kaushal
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The best way to pamper your skin is by giving it a home-made treatment. The over-the-counter products reveal in very attractive fonts, the inclusion of herbs and extracts that becomes their unique selling proposition.

However, how many of us take the pains to read an entire list of ingredients? Not many of us. And those of us who do read the ingredient list are unable to pronounce more than half the ingredients used.

This basically means that we do not know what we are applying on ourselves and yet expect extraordinary results.

Now, how about using something as humble as a lemon lying in your kitchen? You might be curious as to how lemon juice works on the face.

It may sound surprising, but lemon juice and also its rind have magical effects on your skin. Its size may be small, but this little citrus fruit is packed with a rather bigger punch.

Consider the following marvelous beauty benefits of lemon juice for the face, and you will not want to go back to any store-bought product.


Skin brightening:

Who does not want to have bright and beautiful skin, right? No matter what, having bright glowing skin is something that we all desire to have. For this, we fall prey to so many skin-brightening products.

Ditch those and apply lemon juice instead. Mix lemon juice and honey in a 1:2 ratio and apply it all over the face and neck. Wash it off after 15-20 minutes. This pack will give you a brightening treatment, along with a good cleansing effect. This is also useful in fighting skin tan.


Blackhead removal:

Blackheads are those small pesky things on your nose that are difficult to get rid of. Try lemon juice to get rid of this issue. Rub a partially squeezed lemon over your nose area and leave it to do its work.

Wash after sometime. Regular treatment will help you chase away blackheads in no time.



Lemon being acidic also has an exfoliating effect on the skin. The lemon and honey pack will excellently serve well for you. You can also make a scrub by mixing lemon juice with brown sugar.

Use as a regular scrub and wash your face with warm water. Adding a bit of coconut oil will also give your scrub a moisturising element.


Shine eliminating:

Beauty benefits of lemon juice for the face also come in the form of a shine eliminator. Many of us are troubled by the shiny and oily effect our face takes on, mostly in hot weathers. It gives a grimy look and attracts dust as well.

Applying a lemon pack helps get rid of the shiny effect. You can also make a wash by mixing equal amounts of lemon juice, aloe vera juice and honey. Rub gently on your face and neck for a couple of minutes and wash. Pat dry with a soft towel.


Eliminating dark spots:

With age, we often develop dark spots that can prove to be pretty embarrassing and ugly-looking as well. Many skin care products claim to eliminate dark spots, but when you have something safe and sure at hand why not use that.

Yes, that is lemon juice. Mix lemon juice and glycerin in equal quantities and apply it on to the face. Leave it overnight and wash it the next morning.


Treating acne:

If you are a victim of acne this could be one of the best beauty benefits of lemon juice for the face. Acne is not only ugly but is very painful. Lemon contains antibacterial properties that makes it a good choice for an acne treatment.

Mix equal quantities of aloe vera gel and lemon juice to make an effective acne-fighting mask. You can even rub lemon juice directly on to the acne. Leave it for around half an hour and wash off.


Erasing wrinkles:

Lemon juice, almond oil and honey; the three put together is your answer to a completely natural anti-skin-ageing formula. Mix a few drops of lemon juice, a drop of almond oil and honey to get a thick mix.

Apply this on to your face and around the eyes. This pack will help erase wrinkles and fine lines. But remember that wrinkle fighting is a slow process and will take time. Applying this once or twice in a week is enough; and with time, you will notice the results.

You have read how lemon juice works on the face. Now is the time for you to see it. Try out any of the given tips to see for yourself. It is also good to know that the rind of a lemon is equally good for beauty treatments.

Read more about: skin care, lemon
Story first published: Monday, January 18, 2016, 20:00 [IST]
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