Lemon Juice Is A Cheap And Natural Skin Care Product.

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Lemon Juice Is No Lemon When It Comes To Natural Skin Care.

Lemon juice is one of the most powerful and effective natural products you can use to achieve a healthy, glowing complexion due to its acidic nature.

Human skin is slightly acidic in nature, this helps repair our skin when it is damaged and it also helps protect it by keeping it moisturised. Washing with soap, however, strips the skin of its acidity because soaps are usually alkaline. Some soaps such as Dove, Cetaphil and Aquaderm have a pH that is closer to that of your skin but since you're reading this article about natural skin care, you probably don't want to use commercially made soaps and skin care products that contain a long list of chemicals that most people can't even pronounce. If you're like me, you probably use hand made soaps or all-natural soaps and those usually have a high pH, much higher than that of human skin. Using lemon juice on your skin will help maintain or restore its natural acidity.

Lemon Juice Can Be Used As A Skin Cleanser, Softener And Moisturizer

The acids in lemon juice have great moisturising qualities because:

- they help prevent water loss by maintaining or restoring the skin's acidity and

- the citric acid in lemons is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), meaning it has in inherent moisturising action.

Citric acid's also has an exfoliating action, this means it can soften and smooth dry, rough or hard skin. The moisturising and softening qualities of lemon juice make it an ideal natural product for manicure and pedicures.

Lemon juice is also a great cleanser because it helps remove blackheads by softening them and it helps to prevent them through its astringent properties that tend to contract large pores so there is less space in them for blackheads to form.

If you suffer with broken capillaries under the surface of your skin, you may benefit from drinking lemon juice daily as it can strengthen capillary walls, making them less likely to break.


Lemon Juice is a Cheap and Natural Skin Care Product.
Lemon Juice is a Cheap and Natural Skin Care Product.

Using Lemon Juice

Caution: Lemon juice can cause photosensitive reactions so never apply straight lemon juice to your skin for at least 12 hours before exposure to the sun. The best time to apply lemon juice is at night, especially if it is undiluted.

If there is a chance you'll be going in the sun within 12 hours of applying lemon juice to your skin, use no more than 1 drop per 2 teaspoons of carrier oil.

Lemon juice can be apply directly to the skin and left on.

When drinking lemon juice, try using fresh lemons as the nutrient content in them will be higher. Squeeze a lemon and add water and/or lemon or sugar to taste. Add ice cubes on a hot day for a freshing drink.


Lemon Juice is a Cheap and Natural Skin Care Product.
Lemon Juice is a Cheap and Natural Skin Care Product.

Squeeze A Lemon Today

Lemon juice truly is a wonder of nature. Go and grab one today!

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Monis Mas 4 years ago

I use lemon juice to lighten up my hair. It takes a while, but it is natural, and the effect isn't drastic like with store bought dyes.

Voted up and interesting!


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sleepylog 4 years ago from Australia Author

Thank you so much for the vote and rating and for leaving a comment.

Does lemon juice work as a hair lightener on all colours? I don't imagine it would work on black hair, but what about the other 3 hair colours?


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Monis Mas 3 years ago

I have black (dyed) hair and it works! I wanted to lighten it up, before changing a color to dark blond.


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sleepylog 3 years ago from Australia Author

Nice! I'll try it on my hair, will let you know how it goes.


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todom12 3 years ago

Sounds like a good idea. I have also added sugar to lemon juice it makes a good facilal scrub.


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sleepylog 3 years ago from Australia Author

It sure does, I've actually written a hub about lemon juice and sugar being excellent exfoliators on their own, but they work just as well together.


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Vivian-tmt-hnp 3 years ago from USA.

10:20pm Tuesday 30 July 2013

Thank for sharing your own experience about lemons, and especially the way they can soften and smooth dry, rough or hard skin.

Vivian


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Appreciate the information on lemons. Do they have to be fresh? I have a large bottle of lemon juice. Wondering if I can use this. Thanks so much. Up and sharing.


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sleepylog 2 years ago from Australia Author

Thanks for your input vocalcoach, I'm glad you enjoyed my article. I would recommend fresh lemons simply because the bottled lemon juice might have preservatives added and overtime it loses its nutrients.


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Good point! I wondered about that. So, fresh lemons it is. Thanks for answering my question.


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DealForALiving 2 years ago from Earth

Thanks for writing this, and for including the caution. In my head I assumed that lemon oils could be damaging to skin given how acidic it is, and you've cleared that up.


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sleepylog 2 years ago from Australia Author

You're welcome DealForALiving, thanks for reading my article.

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