Lemon juice is loaded with healthy vitamins so it is useful as both a food and as a home remedy for many disorders. What is less well known is that lemon juice also has many benefits when applied directly to the skin. What are those benefits? How to apply lemon juice for optimum results?
Benefits of lemon juice:
The acids in the juice may be irritating to some people so be sure to dilute lemon juice with water before applying it to your skin. Some of the benefits of lemon juice on skin include:
1. Diminishes scars and age spots:The discoloration caused by scars, certain skin disorders and age spots can be diminished by applying lemon juice to the discolored area. It may be helpful to apply at bedtime and leave the lemon juice on the skin over night.
2.Heals acne:Lemon juice has natural antibacterial properties that make it a good choice to help cure acne and prevent further breakouts. Using lemon juice on blackheads has been shown to reduce the frequency and severity of blackheads. If you leave lemon juice on the acne and blackheads over night, be sure to wash it off in the morning.
3.Exfoliates:Lemon juice is a natural exfoliant since the citric acid acts as a gentle "skin peel" that removes the top layer of dead skin cells. This will result in a smooth complexion when used regularly.
4.Brighten the skin:If you have discolored or rough skin on your knees, elbows and heels, try using fresh lemon juice on the affected area. Leave the lemon juice on your skin over night.
5.Moisturize skin:If you have excessively dry skin, you can use lemon juice, olive oil and honey to moisturize your skin. Mix equal amounts of the ingredients and apply to the dry areas. Leave the mixture on for 10-15 minutes then rinse with warm water.
6.Other benefits:Other benefits of using lemon juice on the skin may include brightening or lightening the skin, moisturizing and toning oily skin, and fighting wrinkles.
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