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Apply Lemon Juice On Face For Healthy Skin

Updated on April 16, 2012

As is often the case, nature provides a way to control those awkward and uncomfortable conditions that often trouble us throughout our lives. One of these natural wonders is the humble lemon which as well as being very high in vitamin C is great for skin conditions such as acne. Simply by putting lemon juice on your face, you can get rid or at least reduce many of the problems that acne causes.

This treatment has been used in many poorer countries such as India, for years whilst the wealthy west tried every chemical option there was yet you see very few Indians with acne do you?

As well as acne, putting a lemon wedge onto an age spot and leaving for ten minutes before washing with warm water and then repeating will see a great reduction in the darkness of the age spot.

But back to acne and the ‘putting lemon juice on face’ treatment. What is the best way to do this?

The Lemon Juice on Face Acne Remedy

First of all, wash your face well, preferably using an antibacterial soap to get rid of any bacterial infections that may be lurking. Once you have done this and dried your face, squeeze some lemon juice into a bowl and then using cotton wool soak some into it and dab onto the spots and pimples on your face. Leave this overnight and then rinse your face. Repeat this procedure a few times and you should see a real improvement.

A word of warning though; lemon juice is an acid and if you have sensitive skin, this may be uncomfortable for you and may sting your face. If this happens, you can try diluting the lemon juice with a little water before applying to your face but if this stings and you are still determined to make this work, try leaving it on for ten minutes before rinsing.

Of course, as well as using lemon juice on your face, an excellent way to increase your intake of vitamin C which is great for your skin too, is to drink the lemon juice (not the juice you have been dabbing on your face though!). Naturally, lemons have a very sharp taste and whilst a few may be able to drink it neat, for most, diluting it with water is a better solution. In fact, one lemon diluted in a pint of water will give you that vitamin C hit as well as ensuring that you have plenty of liquid to flush the toxins through your system. This is a great way to improve your health as well as helping to get rid of your acne, making you feel better on both the inside and the outside.

If you suffer from acne, especially as a teenager, you may well also have oily skin which may cause dandruff. Even here, the lemon can help. Simply warm slightly some olive oil and add a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice and massage this into the scalp. Leave for fifteen minutes before shampooing as normal. Obviously do NOT heat the olive oil to an uncomfortable level for your own safety.

So there we are, the humble lemon that can give so much benefit to our health and a simple lemon juice on face treatment that will help, if not get rid of, your acne leaving your skin feeling cleaner and healthier.


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    • AEvans profile image

      Julianna 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      My father had my younger sister do that because she had skin problems and it really worked! She tells everyone who has children today about it. Great article Charlie! :0

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      charliegrumples 6 years ago from UK

      If you think about it, logically it should as it is also an astringement and will dry the spot out. If you want to test it, do it to a small dedicated part of the area affected and see how it goes .. at least it's natural and you will smell nice :-)

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      andrewwilliams63 6 years ago

      Wow does it really work? i'll have to give it a go, i hate putting all those chemicals on my skin.