There are plenty of all-natural beauty treatments out there if you do your research. Beauty treatments that contain no dangerous chemicals or ingredients, that are healthy and not made in horrible conditions or tested on animals. Many of the beauty treatments can be made with ingredients you’ll naturally find at home in our kitchen.
Lemon juice on face is just one way you can use natural kitchen and food items in a bid to get a better complexion, perfect skin tone, or even to combat conditions such as acne and more.
Let’s take a closer look…
What’s lemon juice on face good for?
If you’re looking for an all-natural, healthy approach to skincare and beauty, lemon juice is the way forward. It’s a natural cleansing agent so for getting rid of makeup residue, dirt and grime, there’s nothing better. Let’s start with that…
Clarifying + Cleansing Moisturizer
Use a few drops of fresh lemon juice with a few drops of coconut water and you have a moisturizer that will do just the job you want it to do, moisturize, as well as clarifying the skin and improving texture and skin tone. The lemon juice helps with that – it is a natural bleaching agent so will lighten the skin as well as help to get rid of blemishes.
Knee + Elbow Cleaner
We’ve all had ‘dirty’ looking elbows and knees from time to time and when you put that with dry skin also, you have a grubby little recipe for disaster. If you cut a lemon in half, put half in the fridge to use for juice later and use the the other half by rubbing on the affected ‘grubby’ looking areas. It’ll clean up in a jiffy!
We’ve already mentioned the bleaching and cleaning properties of lemon juice on face and you can use it all over the body as long as you remember to moisturize well. The citric acid will help to even the complexion all over your body but it can dry it out also. It is NOT advisable to use citrus fruits or their juices if you are regularly exposed to the sun. This will cause extra damage to your skin.
Mix a couple of drops of fresh lemon juice with your regular natural, unscented moisturizer and use all over your body as you normally would. Make sure you only do this once per week maximum. Using lemon juice on face too much will cause dry skin problems.
You can use your lemon juice on face in DIY cleansing wipes for a three-in-one toner-cleanser combination that will leave your skin feeling refreshed and revitalized. If your keep your fluid in the fridge and use as and when required on cotton wool pads, the cold will tone your skin, causing the pores to shrink and appear less noticeable. The vitamin C will help to boost collagen production to fight back against wrinkles and sagging skin, and the antioxidant properties will also help to combat free radicals which in turn could prevent various cancers from forming, or slow down the evolution of cancer.
To make your toner / DIY cleansing wipes, you’ll need three or four drop of fresh lemon juice with the same amount of tea tree essential oils (suitable for skin use), all mixed together with about six ounces of distilled water.
If you squeeze your lemon in the morning for your honey and lemon with hot water morning drink, keep some of it in the fridge for when you’re getting ready to go out later. Lemon juice on face can help to combat excess oil and shine by eliminating oil and cleaning out the skin’s pores. After cleansing, wipe a little amount on a cotton wool pad over the affected areas before your moisturizer and makeup products.
If you mix lemon juice with coconut oil and sugar, you have an exfoliating scrub that will work wonders for the skin on your face.
The coarse texture of the sugar will work together with the citric acid in the lemon juice to help scrub off the top layer allowing new healthy skin to grow in its place. Simply apply the exfoliate to the skin, massage lightly in circular motions, wash off with luke warm water and pat dry with a soft towel before applying a good, rich moisturizer afterwards. Preferably unscented and unperfumed too.
All of these properties and ways to use lemon juice on face make it perfect for those that have face and skin problems such as acne. The cleansing agents work well to reduce acne, not only getting rid of dirt, grime and makeup residue but also helping to slow down the oil production which often leads to breakouts.
The bleaching agent again has a whole bunch of properties including helping to get rid of age spots and slowing down the aging process. In short, it could be said that lemon juice is one of the best things you can ever have in your kitchen. It’s worth it for its skin care properties alone.
Warnings for using lemon juice on face
Lemon juice is a very powerful cleansing and bleaching agent, as we have already discussed, which means it needs to be used with respect. You cannot use this ingredient regularly within your beauty treatments because it will cause more damage than it will cure your skin complaints.
It is likely that you will experience some stinging because of the citric acid in the lemon juice but if you find that the problem persists, stop using it right away. Make sure you use a good moisturizer too to counteract the drying-out nature the lemon juice will have on your face, and make sure you don’t mix lemon juice with other topical treatments such as other skin medications. Consult with your doctor to make sure you won’t be causing any adverse side effects.