ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

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.

Would you try using a lemon facial?

See results

© 2016 Ann810


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Ann810 profile imageAUTHOR


      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.

    • profile image


      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!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)