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Beauty, Skin care How To Use Lemon For Beautiful Skin

How To Use Lemon For Beautiful Skin

By Riddhi Jain   

Lemon is the perfect solution for most of the skin related problems. It contains vitamin C and it acts as an astringent. It helps in cleansing the pores, reducing oil production etc. It is a must have beauty ingredient for all girls! Instead of spending huge amounts on beauty products available in the market, you can just have a lemon and all your skin problems will be sorted. It helps in treating dark spots, pigmentation, acne etc. Not only this, it makes your skin feel refreshed after first usage.

So, let’s discuss few of the home remedies of lemon for beautiful skin:

FOR REMOVING SUN TAN

Ingredients:

  • Lemon juice: 1 tsp
  • Aloe vera leaf: 1
  • Gram flour: 1/2 tbsp

STEPS

  1. Slit an aloe vera leaf into two halves and extract the aloe vera gel out of it.
  2. To the extracted gel, add a teaspoon of lemon juice and mix them together.
  3. Now, add half a tablespoon of gram flour to it and mix all the ingredients properly.
  4. Apply this to your face and let it sit for 20 minutes.
  5. Then, rinse it off with normal water.
  6. Apply this face mask to your face twice a week for 3 weeks to removes the sun tan.

Lemon juice is acidic in nature, this acid helps in making the skin light in colour. Aloe vera gel helps in soothing down the skin and also moisturises the skin. Gram flour is known for treating the suntan by lightening the skin.


FOR OIL REDUCTION (FOR OILY SKIN)

Ingredients:

  • Lemon juice: 1 tsp
  • Multani mitti: 1/2 tbsp
  • Rose water: 1 tbsp
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STEPS

  1. Add a teaspoon of lemon juice to half a tablespoon of multani mitti.
  2. Now, add a tablespoon of rose water to this mixture.
  3. Mix all the ingredients together.
  4. Apply this to your face and massage for 5 minutes in circular motion.
  5. Then, let it sit for 20 minutes.
  6. Rinse it off with normal water and pat dry your skin.
  7. Apply this face mask once a week to make sure the oil (sebum) production on your face is in control.

Lemon juice and multani mitti helps in controlling sebum production, which is responsible for making the skin oily. Rose water soothes down the skin and also helps in the easy application of this face mask.

FOR REMOVING FACIAL HAIR

Ingredients:

  • Sugar: 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice: 1 tsp
  • Corn starch: 1 tbsp
  • Water: 1 tbsp

STEPS

  1. Add a teaspoon of both sugar and lemon juice each to a tablespoon of corn starch.
  2. Mix them together.
  3. Now, add a tablespoon of water to this mixture and again give it a nice stir.
  4. Apply this face mask to your face and massage gently for 10 minutes in upward circular motion.
  5. Then, let it sit as it is for another 10 minutes.
  6. Afterwards, rinse it off with normal water.
  7. Apply this face mask once in two weeks to get rid of unwanted facial hair.

Corn starch makes sure your facial hair move away from the skin so it is easy to remove them. Lemon juice and sugar helps in scrubbing off the hairs. Water helps in making the face mask consistent enough for application.

FOR TREATING ACNE

Ingredients:

  • Egg white: 1
  • Lemon juice: 1 tsp
  • Rose water: 1 tsp
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STEPS

  1. To an egg white, add a teaspoon of lemon juice and beat them together.
  2. Add a teaspoon of rose water to it and mix all the ingredients together.
  3. Apply a single layer of this mask to your face and let it dry. Then apply another layer of it.
  4. Let the mask dry for 15- 20 minutes.
  5. Afterwards, rinse it off with normal water.
  6. Apply this face mask every alternate day for a month to get rid of all the acne.

Egg whites contain protein which helps in drying out the pimple and rebuilds the new skin cells. Similarly, lemon juice helps in drying out the pimples and also treats the dark spots. Rose water soothes down the skin and helps in the application of the face mask.

FOR FIGHTING SIGNS OF AGING

Ingredients:

  • Strawberry pulp: 1/2 cup
  • Cornstarch: 1 tbsp
  • Lemon juice: 1 tsp
  • Rose water: 1 tbsp

STEPS

  1. Add half a cup of strawberry pulp to a tablespoon of cornstarch.
  2. Mix them well.
  3. Then, add a teaspoon of lemon juice to it and a tablespoon of rose water to it.
  4. Mix all the ingredients together.
  5. Apply this face mask to your face and let it sit for 20 minutes.
  6. Now, rinse it off with normal water.
  7. Apply this face mask 2 times a week to get rid of signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles etc.

Strawberry pulp and lemon juice both contain vitamin C which tightens the loose skin and treats wrinkles. Cornstarch helps in treating the fine lines and brightens the skin. Rose water cools down the skin and helps in easy application of the mask.

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