Lemon juice is loaded with healthy vitamins and is beneficial for skincare. Below are six common applications of lemon juice for various skin conditions:
- Fade age spots
Apply lemon juice directly on age spots at bedtime. Wash it off in the morning. For age spots on your body, run a warm bath and add 1/2 cup of lemon juice. Soak in the bath for 15-20 minutes. There is no need to rinse after your bath, only if your skin is very dry.
- Brighten skin
If you suffer from discolored or rough skin on your knees, elbows and heels, apply lemon juice on the affected area(s). Leave the lemon juice on your skin overnight.
- Remove blackheads
Rub lemon juice on the blackheads nightly until they disappear. Rinse the lemon juice off with cool water in the morning.
- Moisturize skin
For dry skin, mix equal amounts of lemon juice, olive oil and honey and apply to the dry areas—a great moisturizing recipe. Leave the mixture on for 10-15 minutes then rinse with warm water.
- Exfoliate skin
Cut a lemon into quarters and dip a piece of the lemon into a small amount of sugar. Gently rub the cut lemon over your face to remove the top layer of dead cells.
- Cure acne
Lemon juice’s antibacterial properties and its L-ascorbic acid (an active ingredient in acne products) content can fight acne. Apply lemon juice directly to the acne. You may dilute the juice with water if it stings. Leave the juice on your skin for 20-30 minutes or overnight if you can. Wash off with cool water.