Lemon juice is loaded with important ingredients for your health in general as well as your skin in particular. Lemon juice is known as astringent juice which means that it has a natural bleaching component that can help you get the lighter skin tone that you always wanted.
However, as any other natural remedies, lemon juice can help you whiten you skin but the result will not be permanent as outside effect can also play a big role to determine the shades of your skin. Direct exposure with sun shine as well as pollution can also increase the production of melanin in your body that is the pigment that can cause your skin to be darker.
Lemon juice if applied regularly to your skin at least can help your skin to appear a level lighter and what more important is that it can cleanse your skin from deep within. Lemon juice can also help tighten your pores which can be a big impact for avoiding any bacteria to linger on your skin and eventually cause acne growth.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT LEMON JUICE
When you plan to buy lemon for the purpose of skin care, always choose the fresh lemon. The lemon juice that is in the bottle usually have been added with preservatives and loaded of sugar. This type of lemon juice will have no benefit for your skin.
Before trying to make some lemon face mask or even more applying it on your face, always best to try this simple allergic patch test on your elbow. Or any other area on your hand that are visible to you
Take a couple drops of lemon juice and place it in a tiny bowl. Rub some of it with cotton ball onto your cleaned elbow or the skin at the back of your hand. Leave it for 24 hours before checking whether you have any rash or allergic reaction to it. Other discomfort such as stung feeling and also burning feeling on the skin can also be a sign of allergic reaction.
If you do, better opt out from all lemon based face care. If you don’t have any allergic reaction appear, carry along reading this article as we would like to share with you some more facts about lemon and how it can whiten your skin.
PREPARING LEMON JUICE FOR SKIN WHITENING TREATMENT
The easiest way that you can use lemon juice for skin whitener is just as it is. Cut the fresh lemon in halves and squeeze the juice into a small bowl. Apply the squeezed lemon juice to your face evenly or only to the areas that you want to make lighter thinly and leave it for about couple of minutes before rinsing your face with warm water followed by cold water.
Some people might feel stung by applying lemon juice on their face straight away. If you do too you can either mix lemon juice with other ingredients before applying it on your skin. The mixture from other ingredients can make the lemon juice slightly milder and also it can have a better result for your skin as you can choose whatever you want to add to your lemon juice mixture depending on your skin type.
ADDITIONAL GOODS AND HOW TO MAKE IT?
There are several ingredients that you can add to your lemon juice mixture. Below are some examples that you can try.
For oily and sensitive skin, lemon juice alone might be too harsh for your skin. Hence, adding some amount of rosewater can make the mixture gentler.
Rosewater has the ability to keep the moisture in your skin yet balancing the oil level too. Other than that, it is enriched with anti – oxidant that is good to release all the toxic items that come into your body. When your skin has been detoxified, it can also enhance the regeneration of new skin cells that can make your skin appear to be more glowing and fairer.
All you need to do is mix both rosewater and lemon juice. Apply the mixture to your skin. Leave them for about 10 minutes and rinse them well.
Application of lemon juice alone on your skin also can make your skin become too dry. This is when olive oil comes in handy. Adding olive oil to your lemon juice mixture enables you to use this mask without having to worry about your skin become too dry.
Mix 1 teaspoon of olive oil with same amount of lemon juice and honey. Mix them altogether and stir nicely. Apply on your face and let it sit for about 15 minutes before washing it clean with mild face wash and dry your face.
This mixture can help your remove freckles and blemish as well as maintaining the moisture of your skin.
3.Lemon Essential Oil
When lemon juice is too harsh for your skin but you don’t feel like making all the mixture for the face mask, you can also choose to simply buy the lemon essential oil.
This essential oil has the same benefit for your skin as the fresh lemon. You can apply them straight away or you can also mix the essential oil with your night cream
However, when you want to mix it with your cream, make sure that the ingredient will not have any substance that contradicts each other. Pat the oil on your face evenly or just onto the blemish area and you can levae it over night or wash it after 20 minutes.
TAKE YOUR TIME
As any other natural home remedies, as also mentioned before that this treatment will not give you instant result. However, continuous use of this mixture can help you to have a brighter looking skin for at least a level or two.
When supported with healthy diet and healthy lifestyle as well as application of sun screen or moisturizer cream, this treatment can be better than all the other treatments out there that use chemicals. So, take your time and we hope you can get the healthy bright glowing skin that you always dreamed of!