Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Lemons for clear skin


The health benefits of lemons are countless, but did you know that they can be particularly beneficial to oily and/or acne prone skin?

What makes the lemon one of the best natural skin care ingredients?

The lemon…

  • Is rich in vitamin C ( one of the best skin vitamins) 
  • Is a natural astringent
  • Is a natural skin whitener
  • Stimulates blood circulation

Lemon juice can be used both topically and internally to achieve soft, smooth and clear skin. 


Topical use:

Lemons can help heal acne and acne scars.  Citric acid contained in lemon juice exfoliates the skin, which is essential to accelerate the healing of acne. It also acts as an astringent and dries the pimples.  Also, being a natural whitener, lemon juice reduces the redness of pimples naturally.
You can dilute the lemon juice with water and use as a skin toner.  I suggest adding pure lemon juice on a wet cotton ball.  If you have sensitive skin and think that diluted lemon juice would still irritate your skin, mix a few undiluted drops with Aloe vera.   
Lemons are also a great way to get rid of blackheads.  Rub lemon juice over any blackhead you might have, before going to bed, and then wash it off the next morning.  Repeat nightly if necessary.

Internal use:

Drink a glass of warm water with lemon juice and honey first thing in the morning (i.e. on an empty stomach), everyday.  This will help to clean your body and clear the skin.

Tips:

Lemons can irritate the skin so avoid using on broken or sensitive skin, when undiluted.
Do not apply lemon juice to your skin during the day, before sun exposure, as it makes the skin more sensitive to sunlight and can leave brown marks on the skin.

I just love the cleansing benefits of lemons.  How about you? 

XOXO
Euphrasie85

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3 comments:

KIM WARD said... Best Blogger Tips says:

Just wanted to say that I love your blog. I love useing things from kitchen for my face instead of buying it form the store that has a brunch of chemials in it.

@KIM WARD Thanks! I'm glad you like it. :)

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