Lemon Juice have an acidic nature, which helps lighten your skin tone. However, you should not use lemon alone directly on your body.
It can cause dryness. It’s always recommended to mix a part of lemon juice with two part so glycerin and preferably one part of rose water. You can keep this mixture for age. Apply some of it on daily basis during your night regime to get rid of acne and blackheads.
That said, let’s consider more details how lemon can help us in getting better skin.
Bleaching action of lemon
Since lemon is slightly acidic in nature, it generally has a bleaching action on your skin when applied directly. You can wash your face with a scrub and cold water. Dry it up with a soft cotton towel.
Now take a half piece of lemon and rub it directly on your face. It will help remove excess oil from your skin which otherwise can cause acne. Also, it will help reduce dark spots.
Once done, wash your face again with water and leave it to air dry. After some time, apply some good moisturizer. If you directly apply moisturizer over lemon rubbed face, it may cause itchiness due to its reaction with acid from lemon.
Lemon based exfoliate
Mix half a lemon with a spoonful of brown sugar and an egg white. Now use this mixture to exfoliate your face and body. Use circular motion to rub off dead skin from your body.
After rubbing it for around ten minutes, leave it to react with body dirt and toxins for around ten minutes. Wash off the mixture with Luke warm water. And apply some good moisturizer after your skin is dry and clean.
Lemon based home-made face wash
Mix some lemon juice with water, honey, and aloe juice. Use this mixture to splash on your face and clean it with a soft cotton swab. Lemon in this mixture will help clean off any dirt from your skin, thus making it more bright and shiny. Honey and aloe juice will help retain the moisture lost due to acidic nature of lemon.
Lemon based face mask
Mix a part of lemon juice with equal part of milk powder, and honey. Apply this paste to your face and leave it until dry. Rinse it off with warm water. And apply a good moisturizer.
Using this face mask once every week will give you surprising results. It not only helps you reduce face blemishes and dark spots, but also help you get a younger looking soft and supple skin.
Anti-aging property of lemon
Here is an anti-aging skin care remedies at home. You mix a few drops of lemon juice with some almond oil. Rub this mixture onto your face. Leave it for around fifteen to twenty minutes. Rinse it off with cold water. With extended regular use of this mixture, you will get rid of wrinkles and fine lines.
Even you can use it around your eyes to get rid of crow feet but remember not to drop it inside your eyes. You must rinse it thoroughly with clean water if put into the eyes by accident.
Grow your own lemons
Though lemons are cheap and you can easily get them across the season. But what better than growing your own lemon in your own kitchen garden. Here is your guidance to create an organic garden to grow your own lemons.
Find some organic lemons and a planting pot which is preferably six inches wide and six inches deep. Fill it with fertile soil and moisten the soil a bit. Cut down the lemon and remove all seeds. Now plant these seeds while they are still moist. Now spray some water over the soil where you have planted your seeds.
Cover the pot with clear plastic wrap and secure it with a good rubber band. Place this pot in a warm and sunny location.
Around in about two weeks you will see the seedlings bursting out of the seeds sown before. You must ensure to keep the soil damp during the entire process. In some time, your plants will grow and start bearing the fruit. You will heave ready home grown lemon right outside your kitchen window.