Lemon provides tremendous benefits to your beauty regimen. Lemon contains alpha hydroxy acid which works wonders on your skin. It also has natural anti-bacterial properties, which makes lemon effective for treating acne. How is it used?
Can lemon benefit acne scars?
Washing and exfoliating your face to remove sweat, dirt, and oil is one way to prevent acne from happening in the first place. Some women apply lemon juice to their face and leave it overnight as part of their nightly face washing routine. If you don’t want to leave it on overnight, you can apply lemon juice after washing your face in the morning. Make sure your face is completely dry and properly moisturized before going about your day.
Lemon juice can also help reduce the appearance and redness of acne scars that have already formed. Soak a cotton bud inside a fresh lemon and apply it to the acne scars. For this remedy, make sure to apply lemon juice to the acne scars only and not all over your face. You will feel a little tingling in your skin, but it shouldn’t hurt.
Another way to use lemon juice to treat acne scars is the plastic wrap method. After applying lemon juice to your face, cover your face with plastic wrap. Make sure to make holes for your eyes, nose and mouth! Leave the plastic wrap on for at least thirty minutes before washing it off. If you are treating only acne scars and not active acne, you can leave the plastic on for a few hours. This is because you are only lightening your skin, not the existing acne treatment.
Women with sensitive skin may not be able to leave lemon juice on their skin for long periods. If you know that your skin is sensitive or blushes easily, try leaving the plastic wrap on for a shorter period (thirty minutes or less) so you can assess your skin’s tolerance of the treatment.
With any lemon juice facial treatment, always make sure to wash your face well and rinse off any excess lemon juice.
Lemon juice, honey and olive oil mask for acne
tablespoon lemon juice
tablespoon olive oil
This mask recipe combines the power of lemon juice with the hydrating power of honey and olive oil. Mix the ingredients well and leave the mask for ten to thirty minutes on your skin, wash the mixture with warm water, then with cold water to tighten the pores. Always apply moisturizer after using any recipe.
lemon juice scrub
Make a face scrub with lemon juice, sugar or sea salt. Sugar and sea salt are natural abrasives that help fight acne. These abrasives, when combined with lemon juice, help give your skin a glow. Mix enough lemon juice and sugar or sea salt to make a paste. Apply the paste to your face and neck, moving your fingers in circular motions to exfoliate the skin. Leave the paste on your skin for eight to ten minutes and then wash it off with warm water, then with cold water to close your pores.
A mixture of lemon juice, rose water and cucumber juice treat acne scars
This mixture helps eliminate acne scars and leaves your skin fresh and radiant. Mix equal proportions of lemon juice, rose water and cucumber juice in a small bowl. Apply the solution to your face and target the acne-affected areas. Leave the solution on your skin for ten to fifteen minutes. Rinse your face with cold water and pat dry with a clean, soft towel. You can repeat this remedy on a daily basis to reduce the appearance of acne scars. Lemon juice lightens your skin, including affected areas, while cucumber juice soothes the skin. Rose water prevents your skin from drying out and helps you achieve the desired radiant glow.
Note: Avoid applying the juice of a whole lemon directly to your face or soaking your entire face in lemon juice. Putting too much acid on your skin will disrupt its natural oil production and wreak havoc on your skin’s natural pH balance.
Do not apply lemon juice to cuts, sores, or open wounds. Whether it’s an open sore or a scratch.
Use lemon juice only on active acne that has not opened, or on closed acne scars. Don’t confuse lemon juice treatments with many other skin care products. Products containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid should only be used on days when you do not use lemon juice treatments. This is to ensure that the skin does not strip its natural oil or throw off the pH balance of your skin. There are many ways to use lemon to treat acne, blemishes, dark spots, and scars. Your hair, body, and nails can also benefit from lemon.
Note from “Madam Net”: Before applying this recipe or this treatment, consult a specialist doctor
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