The majority of us eat lemon and even consume the juice, without knowing the benefits this fruit does to the skin.
Those that are aware of the benefits but throw away the body peel are still not aware of its benefits to the skin and health.
So today I am going to share with you the 8 skin benefits of lemon juice for your skin.
Lemon juice is made known to consist of vitamins and nutritional components that will give the skin the boost it needed to stay healthy and the lemon peel has 10 times more vitamins than the lemon itself.
But today we are going to focus on the juice itself.
Lemon juice is very rich in vitamin C and citric acid and lemon is proven to have detoxifying effects on the body.
It is one of the ingredients most beauty enthusiasts use for their DIY masks.
It is an antioxidant, it can help to get rid of fine lines, wrinkles, whiteheads, and even sunburn.
And because of the benefits of the juice to the skin and human health, a lot of people now seek it as an alternative for skin issues like an age spot, pimples, and acne.
The active ingredients in this fruit which are vitamin C and natural acid are the major reasons this fruit could do a lot of help to the skin.
Lemon has been the talk of the town for ages now, a lot of people believe and has been able to prove that lemon juice can help to dry out pimple when a drop is put on it.
And it is said that it can help to brighten the skin.
Although I have tried this some time ago and it was effective, but it was too harsh on my skin.
That was because I used it as a toner and let it stay for long.
So let us get to see how it works.
8 benefits of lemon juice for your skin
1.Can make the skin clean and clear
This juice can help to eradicate spots and discoloration caused by scars and sunburn.
The antioxidant and detoxifying benefits of this fruit will help keep your skin smooth, clear, and clean.
Here is how to use it.
- Squeeze your lemon fruit to extract the juice
- Wash your face with mild soap and warm water
- Apply your juice directly to the affected area
- Leave it over-night
- Wash it off in the morning
And this will help you get rid of the spot on your skin.
To get rid of the discoloration on every area of your body, I will suggest that you add some of your lemon juice and even the peel into your bath tube.
Then soak yourself in it for 15-20 minutes after that, rinse it off with clean and lukewarm water to avoid dry out.
Doing this will help you get rid of spots and discoloration on your skin.
2. Lemon can help to get rid of acne
Don’t let us forget that lemon juice has antioxidants and detoxifying properties in it.
Those alone can help to get rid of acne and even prevent breakouts.
All you have to do is apply some of your lemon juice to your acne and let it rest on your skin for 40 minutes and let the L-ascorbic acid kill every acne, bacteria and prevent breakouts.
3. You can use lemon to exfoliate your skin
Exfoliation is one of the benefits of this fruit. As said earlier that lemon juice contains citric acid as one of the active natural ingredients in the fruit.
This acid can help to get rid of dead skin cells on the skin and give a smoother and blemish-free skin tone.
Moreover, this fruit has antimicrobial effects that can help treat propionibacterium acne bacteria that could lead to inflammatory acne.
And it is equally proven that lemon can treat rashes like candida and scalp fungus that occur with seborrheic dermatitis with its antifungal effects.
4. Lemon can be used to brighten the skin
I do believe that you and I can still brighten the skin without having to put all chemical-induced skin lighting products on the skin.
You can easily get that amazing lightning benefit by using lemon juice.
Besides, applying it on your face, skin, elbow, knees, and heels can help to lighten those places and get rid of dead skin cells in those areas, and make them lighter and clean.
5. Lemon juice can help to tone oily skin
If your skin is oily like mine, you can curb that shine by mixing 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 tablespoons vodka, 1 tablespoon of witch hazel, and 1 tablespoon water.
Read Also: 15 Reasons why you have oily skin and acne.
Mix them properly till even and apply directly to your face to get it toned and get rid of extra sebum under the skin.
Doing this frequently will help curb shine on your skin and help to avoid a horrible breakout.
6. Relieves sunburn
I have always advised my readers to never step out of the house without wearing sunscreen of at least SPF 30 to prevent sunburn.
Sunburn does not only cause burns, wrinkles, and dark spots, but it can also sometimes cause cancer.
Let us assume you stepped out of your house without wearing a sunscreen product and you want a less stressful and effective way to get rid of the damages.
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All you have to do is mix enough quantity of lemon juice with an equal amount of water and apply it to the affected area to cool it off and also act as a disinfectant.
It will prevent the skin from peeling and make sure blisters are not forming.
7. Lemon juice can serve as a moisturizer
If you want to have glowing and well-moisturized skin you will only need lemon juice, honey, and olive oil to achieve this.
Let us prepare a face pack with these three.
- Put some lemon juice in a container
- Add an equal amount of honey
- Add an equal amount of olive oil
- Mix thoroughly
- And apply to your face
You should let it rest on your face for some time, probably 20 minutes, and wash it off with mild soap and warm water.
And you will be surprised how soft, moisturized, and glowing your skin will be.
8. Lemon juice for wrinkles
You can as well use lemon juice to get rid of wrinkles on your face by combining 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, honey, and drops of almond oil.
Then mix them properly and apply them on your face and neck, and let them rest on your skin for 20 minutes.
After that, rinse it off your face with cold water and repeat twice a day for 3 days and your skin will be wrinkle-free.
Conclusion on 8 skin benefits of lemon juice for your skin.
Lemon has a lot of benefits to the skin and it has been proven numerous times how it can help the human skin and human health.
Although it has a lot to offer to the skin, it can be harsh on the skin when used alone and let alone stay on the skin for a long time.
So I will suggest that you watch out for how it works and react to your skin before relying on it.
Either way, lemon juice can be as effective as said it could be.
Over to you
What Is your opinion on the skin benefits of lemon to the skin? what experience have you gotten from using this fruit?
What other ways can it be of help to the skin?
Kindly put it in the comment section and let us rub minds together.
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