Lemon Beauty Benefits Skin Care Tips And Ideas

by Somreeta Mukherjee on August 4, 2011 · 23 comments

Lemon Beauty Benefits Skin Care Tips And Ideas

If you want to cater to a variety of beauty needs with one of the most cheap kitchen ingredients, what can be better than lemons? All you need to do is to squeeze out the juice of fresh lemons and use it for solving your beauty problems. Lemons are easily available and this citric fruit is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B, Phosphorus and Carbohydrates. The fruit acids are good for skin and are very effective in enhancing your beauty.

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Lemon For Skin: Beauty Tips And Applications

• Lemons for acnes- Squeeze some fresh lemon juice and dilute it with some water. Apply it on the affected areas with the help of a cotton ball. This will help to treat acnes. You can keep it for about fifteen minutes and then wash off with water. Drinking lemon juice is also beneficial and it helps to cleanse your system from internally to get rid of acnes. Just squeeze out lemon juice from one lemon and add three cups of water to it. Store it in a bottle and keep drinking it throughout the day.

• Lemons for brown spots and pigmentation- Citrus fruits, especially lemons, are immensely good for treating brown spots, age spots and freckles. Just apply some lemon juice on the affected area and you would notice a reduction of the spots over time. The citric acid contained in lemons helps in bleaching and clarifying the skin. The top layer of your skin is exfoliated by the acids and thus, it helps to fade pigmentation.

• Lemons for pimple marks- Lemons are one of the best known remedies to lighten pimple marks. Just scrub a piece of lemon on your face and leave it for about ten minutes. Repeat for a few days before you can see some difference.

• Lemons for skin whitening- They have bleaching properties that help to lighten the color of your skin. Blend some lemon juice with water and apply it on your skin. Keep for about twenty minutes and wash off. Repeat the procedure everyday. If you can mix lemon juice with a bit of honey, this will help to reduce irritation as well.

• Lemons for discolored elbows- The peel should be rubbed on elbows if you want to do away with dark patches on your elbows.

• Lemons for removing blackheads- Direct application of fresh lemon juice on blackheads help to remove them effectively. The citric acid aids to dissolve the blackhead-causing oils in your skin.

• Lemons for nails- Take freshly squeezed lemon juice in a bowl and dip your finger nails in it. Stay like that for about fifteen minutes to allow the minerals to be soaked by your nails. Do it regularly before you go to bed. The protein and keratin growth is boosted and thus, nails become healthy and stronger.

Lemon For Skincare: Warnings

• If you have injuries or cuts, refrain from using lemon juice. Since lemon contains acids, you would experience a stinging or even a burning sensation.
• While you use lemon for face, make sure that the juice does not touch your eyes; it would hurt.
• You must never forger to wash off your face with water once you have finished using lemon on your skin.
• Do not step out on the sun while you have lemon juice on your skin.

Lemon Juice SkinCare Recipes:

• Sugar scrub- Take the juice of half a lemon and add two spoons of sugar granules to it. Use it as a scrub to exfoliate your dull skin. The scrub is effective in revealing smoother skin and removing dark spots.
• Honey Mask for dry skin- Mix lemon juice, honey and olive oil in equal quantities and apply it on your skin to remove dryness and get soft and moisturized skin.
• Egg Mask for oily skin- Mix a spoon of lemon juice with egg white and grape juice. This pack helps to make skin shiny and smooth.
Almond Oil Anti-Wrinkle Mask- Mix a spoon of honey with a spoon of lemon juice and add a few drops of almond oil.

Apply it on your face and wait for twenty minutes. Use this mask on your face to prevent wrinkles.

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Lakme Sun Expert Cucumber & LemonGrass Fairness Sunscreen
EverYuth Naturals Lemon Face Wash
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calicoaster August 4, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Nice informative article Somreeta!! :waytogo:

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Somreeta Mukherjee August 4, 2011 at 6:03 pm

:thanks: :thanks:

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Shivani August 4, 2011 at 1:28 pm

lemon juice applied directly to the skin stings a lot…uuuccchhh, i have this problem of blackheads but cant apply lemon juice on my skin directly :chewnails:

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Somreeta Mukherjee August 4, 2011 at 6:04 pm

dat means it doesnt suit u Shivani!! dont apply it directly :nono: u may however, try out the packs :)

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Dee August 4, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Your articles are always very informative Somreeta
:thanks:

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Somreeta Mukherjee August 4, 2011 at 6:05 pm

O Dee…thank u soooooooooooooooo much :wink:

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Taps August 4, 2011 at 1:39 pm

I always do the sugar scrub and honey mask recipe, and they are really effective ! Thnx a lot 4 other recipes ! :thumbsup: :thanks:

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Somreeta Mukherjee August 4, 2011 at 6:05 pm

U wont believe Taps…me too do the same!!! the honey one and the sugar scrub!!! :)

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Rati August 4, 2011 at 1:50 pm

i loovveee lemon on my skin. for elbows, face, knees, kist love it for everything. :) I liked the idea of honey almond oil and lemon. Will surely give this a try,. have all three things at home. :D

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Somreeta Mukherjee August 4, 2011 at 6:07 pm

hahahahaa!!!! Rati, i try to come up with recipes with things that r easily available at home :) we r sooooooooooo lazzyyyyy dat hardly we wil try out nething not-so-easily availabl :P do tel me how u like it ;-)

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Shaili August 4, 2011 at 2:25 pm

lemon stings me..if applied directly on skin..honey doesnt suit me :(
but i do this rubbing lemon peels to hand feet elbows and underarms daily :)

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Somreeta Mukherjee August 4, 2011 at 6:08 pm

o..then dont use it directly on ur skin Shaili!!! and honey doesnt suit u? :chewnails :chewnails u know ive never heard it so….u r the first one to tell me :cry: !!!!

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jiyasingh August 4, 2011 at 2:55 pm

lemon added in ubtan is very effective…. :yes: u cud use lemon 2 drops wid ponds cold crm mix thm aft CT and apply superwrking it is :whistle: :whistle: :waytogo: :waytogo: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup:

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Somreeta Mukherjee August 4, 2011 at 6:12 pm

absolutely jiya :)

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jiyasingh August 4, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Shaili don’t u apply it directly :nonono: :nonono: :nonono: :scream: :scream: it wud gt u flaky skin :methinks: :methinks: :methinks: :methinks: alwys u dilute it wid water or simply wid rosewater wrks best :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: thn u apply ur fav moisturzing crm :preen: :preen: :mirror:

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Somreeta Mukherjee August 4, 2011 at 6:14 pm

:waytogo: :waytogo:

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Pragnyadeepta August 4, 2011 at 3:13 pm

:yahoo:
Nice article!!~` :thumbsup:
Now I will end up going to the sunday market and buying a whole bagful of lemons! :lol2:

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Somreeta Mukherjee August 4, 2011 at 6:15 pm

hahaha!!! the lemon wala should thank me for all his profits Pragnyadeepta!! :lol:

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neha August 4, 2011 at 3:35 pm

i have oily skin but il use the honey pack :D

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Somreeta Mukherjee August 4, 2011 at 6:16 pm

i dont think u wil face any prob neha…but ya, u can do away with the olive oil :tongue:

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rajashree August 7, 2011 at 12:28 am

very useful tips. i will use the honey pack and lemon for dandruff :thanks:

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Somreeta Mukherjee August 7, 2011 at 1:22 pm

:thanks: Thank u Rajashree :)

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