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We have been using lemon juice on our skin in the form of packs or masks to get a flawless skin. Being a citrus fruit, it is loaded with vitamin C. Also, the antioxidants loaded in lemon help in rejuvenating and maintaining overall healthy skin. Likewise, using lemon essential oil helps in gaining a flawless and glowing skin.
Lemon oil possesses antifungal, antibacterial and other moisturising properties that make it suitable to be used on the skin. In this article we'll be discussing the benefits of lemon essential oil and the ways to use it.
It is, however, recommended to take a patch test before you apply it on your face. Also, make sure that you do not expose your skin to the sun as it can cause sunburns. Now, let us see how to use it on the skin.
To Treat Blackheads
Lemon oil aids in getting rid of excess oil, i.e., sebum from the skin. This helps in removing blackheads.
The first step is to steam your face. This is required so that it opens up the pores of the skin.
Next, you have to make a paste by mixing together 1 tsp baking soda and 1-2 drops of lemon essential oil. Apply this mixture on the affected areas. Leave it on for about 10 minutes. Later, you can rinse it off in normal water.
To Slow Down Ageing
Wrinkles and fine lines are considered as the early signs of ageing. Therefore, use lemon essential oil to treat these and look younger and beautiful.
All you need to do is take equal amounts of lemon essential oil and olive oil. Mix both the oils well and apply it on your face. For a few minutes, you can gently massage your face in a circular motion. Later, you can wash it off in normal water after 10 minutes.
For Skin Lightening
Lemon essential oil contains natural bleaching agents that help in lightening the skin.
All you need for this is 1 tsp of orange peel powder, 4-5 drops of lemon essential oil and 2 tsp yogurt. Mix all the ingredients well. Apply this on your cleansed face for about 20-30 minutes. Rinse your face with normal water. Follow this remedy at least thrice a week. Make sure that you use a sunscreen before stepping out of the house after applying lemon essential oil.
To Treat Acne And Pimples
Acne and pimples are something that bothers almost everyone at some point of time. In order to get rid of that we experiment with various remedies available out there. Try using lemon essential oil to get rid of acne scars effectively.
You'll need 3 tbsp aloe vera gel, 4-5 drops of lemon essential oil and 3 drops of tea tree oil. Mix all the ingredients and apply it either on the affected area or on the entire face. Let it stay for about 15 minutes and then you can easily wash it off. You can apply this 2-3 times every day for better results. Also, you can store this mixture in an air tight container for future use.