Lemon juice is a refreshing drink, but did you know that it is also good for treating blemishes, acne, and even that stubborn oily skin? This skin treatment has been around for ages and many are now returning to natural remedies to treat various skin conditions. For those who haven’t considered lemon as part of their skin care, here are the nutrients that are found in it.

Citric acid

The citric acid present in lemon can help treat your acne and pimples by causing the pores on your skin to shrink and tighten. When applied on the skin, it can brighten any dark spots present, and even reduce the appearance of freckles, acne scars, and blemishes too, just to name a few.

Lutein

Lemon juice is also known to contain lutein which can help strengthen the natural antioxidant that is already present on your skin. What’s more, lemon juice can enhance your UV defense while improving your skin’s hydration too. Lutein is also known for promoting skin elasticity.

Vitamin C

What else can you get from lemon juice? It has the ability to boost your collagen production which can lead to better skin elasticity as well.

Potassium

The potassium present in lemon can help hydrate and heal your skin as well.

Lemon Face Mask Recipes

Now that you have an idea on what nutrients are found in lemon, the next step is to try different lemon face masks to deal with various skin issues that you may be having. Here are a few recipes to try:

Egg white lemon face mask

If you are dealing with acne-prone or even oily skin, the combination of lemon juice and egg white is highly recommended. Egg whites have been used for shrinking the pores on your skin by tightening it which can aid in reducing the amount of oil that your skin is producing. It also helps with regulating the pH balance on your skin too. In this recipe, you will need 1 egg white and half to one teaspoon of lemon juice depending on the needs of your skin. Place the egg white in a bowl and whisk until you have a frothy consistency. Add the lemon juice then stir. Apply the mixture on your face evenly and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes or until it has dried. Rinse afterwards with lukewarm water, then pat your skin dry.

Honey and lemon

Another face mask that you can try is the combination of honey and lemon. Honey is known for its anti-inflammatories and antibacterial properties that can treat any skin condition that you may have. Combine these properties with the nutrients found in lemon, and you know that you will be able to correct your skin’s problem. This solution is ideal for treating dark spots that may be left behind by acne breakouts. Mix a tablespoon of honey with a teaspoon of lemon juice then apply on your skin evenly. Leave it on until the mask has dried before washing it off.

Honey, tomato, and lemon face mask

For this mixture, you will need a tablespoon of honey, half a teaspoon of lemon juice, and a teaspoon of tomato pulp to create a mask that can reduce the blemish present on your skin. You will need a small mixing bowl where you can mix the ingredients thoroughly. Wash your hands first, before applying the solution on your face evenly. Allow the mask to dry first. Rinse the mask off using warm water before rinsing off with cool water. Pat your skin dry using a clean towel.

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