Lemons are delectable & are fabulous in drinks & food. They’re the superstars of the citrus world. Is this an end to the benefits of super-squeezy lemons? Years of research proves that lemons offer much more than lip-smacking mocktails.
They kind of rule the cosmetic industry too. From being rich in anti bacterial properties to being the richest source of vitamin C, lemons are perfect partner in your skin care routine, especially for oily & acne-prone skin. We listed out some of the best benefits that lemons offer to your skin.
Know more & try them out!
Nix The Bacteria
Loaded with strong antibacterial properties, Lemons are perfect to get rid of acne-causing bacteria. Try your own DIY own version – mix a few drops of lemon juice with a few drops of coconut water. Lemon juice clear pores & lighten your skin, where as coconut water hydrates & nourishes your skin.
Lighten Knees & Elbows
Vitamin C in Lemons are natural brightening agents & are best suited for dry & dark joints. Take a half slice of lemon, dip it in sugar & rub on the knees & elbows. Works like magic! Lemon lightens the dark spots & sugar scrubs dead skin without washing away the natural moisture.
Get Rid of Blackheads
Treating blackheads is a nightmare, but lemons make a difference! Yes, Alpha Hydroxy Acids in lemon clears clogged pores in a jiffy. Take a slice of lemon and rub it gently over the blackhead-prone area and let it sit for 10-15 minutes & let the magic begin.
“Wipe” away skin concerns
Make your own cleansing wipes powered with lemon & say goodbye to everyday skin problems. Mix a few drops of lemon & tea tree oil in 30 ml of distilled water. Dip cotton pads & let sit for 15 minutes. Voila! Your anti-bacterial & pore cleansing wipes are ready. If you’re not into DIY’s buy cleansing from a store & use them.
Brighten The Tone
Vitamin C in lemons are rich in antioxidants & may boost collagen production. When applied topically, Citric acid & Vitamin C in lemon lighten uneven spots & brightens it over the time. Applying a lemon directly on skin everyday may dry it out. So, try out creams & serums infused with citric acid & vitamin C.
Treat Chapped Lips
Lemon lip scrubs are heavenly. The tingling feeling & the taste of the scrub makes it more delightful to use. Mix a spoon full of brown sugar with a little lemon juice & scrub away the dead cells on the lips. The AHA’s (Citric Acid) in lemon will work as a chemical exfoliator & may even lighten dark lips; Sugar physically exfoliates the dead cells and makes lips smooth & lips appear plumpier, not that we’re complaining!
Try these easy and refreshing lemon DIY face masks & take care of your skin even when you’re strapped on budget.
Before you begin the masking routine, prep your skin beforehand, so that your skin absorbs the goodness of the ingredients & deliver a much better result.
Here’s how you should do it. Take a towel, dip in warm water & place on the face for a couple of minutes. This opens up the pores, skin can easily breathe and the mask will be much more effective. Without further ado, checkout these easy DIY lemon face masks for a refreshing & brightening skin!
For Soft & Smooth Skin
What you’ll need
- 1 tsp of almond oil
- 1 tbsp of lemon juice
- 1 tbsp of honey
Smear & Savor
Mix all the ingredients & apply on the face. Let dry for 15-minutes, before washing & apply a lightweight moisturizer. Do this twice a week for at least a month to notice visible changes.
Wrinkle Reducing Face Mask
What You’ll need
- 1 Egg White
- ½ tbsp of lemon juice
- ½ tbsp of raw honey
Smear & Savor
This is the best peel-off mask that removes blackheads & erases wrinkles. Mix all the ingredients very well until smooth. Apply to face & let sit for 15-minutes. Try peeling it, if your skin is not sensitive or just rinse it off with lukewarm water.