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Benefits of a Lemon Juice Facial

Updated on November 1, 2016

Lemon juice as a facial can tighten the skin and give it a glowing complexion. While the lemon juice is tightening the skin on the face, it is also cleansing the pores of dirt. Lemon juice can be applied the face once a day for tightening and reducing signs of wrinkles on the face. Lemon juice acts a daily toner on the face before you moisturize. You will notice a difference in reduced acne in about 1-2 months if used once or twice week. After applying the lemon juice onto your face leave it on for 5-10 minutes and then rinse with cool water. Apply a good moisturizer immediately after rinsing the lemon away; use a moisturizer such as vitamin A which also reduces wrinkles.

When using lemon juice daily, just cut the lemon in half, and squeeze one half into a cup. Apply the lemon juice from the cup onto a cotton ball, and then begin wiping it gently on the face. Avoid the area around the eyes to prevent lemon juice getting into the eyes. Lemon juice is an antibacterial and anti-fungal agent for reducing acne problems.

Benefits of a Lemon Juice Facial
Benefits of a Lemon Juice Facial

Benefits of a lemon juice facial

  • Gets rid of acne.

  • Firms the skin.

  • Shrink pores on the face.

  • Lightens dark spots and blemishes.

  • Decreases eczema on the skin.

  • Exfoliates dead skin cells.

  • Gives your face a youthful appearance.

  • Clarifies the skin to glowing complexion.

  • Brightens your skin complexion when mixed with a dash of baking soda.

Benefits of a Lemon Juice Facial
Benefits of a Lemon Juice Facial

More benefits of using lemons

Drinking lemon juice daily will provide the body with the proper amount of vitamin C. Consuming lemon juice daily can assist with younger looking skin from the inside out, and it helps to alkalize the body when mixing lemon juice with water. Mix one whole squeezed lemon into at least 16-32 ounces of water. Others benefits of consuming lemon juice daily are: prevents common colds and flu, reduces bloating and heartburn, decreases symptoms of a sore throat, decreases sinus problems, assists with weight loss, helps lower high blood pressure, may reduce symptoms of a urinary tract infection, also the smell of lemon peels can be used as aromatic therapy.

There are benefits of applying lemon juice on the hair as well. It can be used as hair a conditioner, apply the lemon juice into the hair after shampooing. Leave the lemon juice on the hair with a shower cap for about 15-25 minutes, and then rinse the lemon out with cool water. The lemon juice as a hair conditioner prevents dandruff, an itching scalp, and it repels lice. Lemon juice can also be used as a hair-sanitizer for African American natural hairstyles. Just spritz the hair with 1 whole lemon mixed with 6 ounces of distilled water, and use it on hairstyles such as kinky twists, 360 waves, locks, individual braids, cornrows, etc.

For a relaxing aromatic therapy session, just cut lemon peels into warm water, you can also add rose petals. Aromatic therapy can decrease stress, anxiety and depression. You can inhale the smell of the lemon peels while working on your computer or during your morning Bible-meditation sessions.

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      Ann810 

      2 years ago from Sunny Cali

      Hi Jm33179, yea not a good idea to wear lemon on the skin while in the sun. Always rinse it off after wearing about 5-10 minutes. Thanks for commenting.

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      jm33179 

      2 years ago

      Great article, I love lemon juice on food too, I never thought of a facial. I had heard of on the hair. Recently I was told not to go out in the sun with lemon on your skin as it will stain it, I had never heard of this? TY!

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