If you are struggling with acne or dull skin, consider adding lemon juice to your facial regime.
While lemon juice on its own is too harsh to use on skin, you can mix it with other ingredients to create a simple facial.
While beneficial to the skin, lemon juice can also make your skin more sensitive to sunlight than it already is, so it is best to do this facial in the evening rather than in the morning
Making a Rosewater and Lemon Cleanser
Take 2 tbsp of rosewater and add 1 tbsp of lemon juice.
Mix the two together. Your facial cleanser is now complete and ready to use!
Dampen a cotton ball with the lemon-rosewater face wash.
Wipe your face with the cotton ball.
Pull the cotton ball upwards rather than downwards.
Rinse the face.
Rinse it off with warm water first, then splash your face with cool water to seal the pores.
You can use this as a toner as well.
Rosewater is great for moisturizing and toning your skin as well as treating acne.
You can use store-bought lemon juice, but freshly-squeezed juice would be much better.
Lemon juice is great for treating acne and blackheads. It can also help brighten your skin.
You Will Need
1 tablespoon besan
½ tablespoon lime juice OR lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon yogurt
A pinch of turmeric
Mix all the ingredients together. Make sure no lumps remain!
Apply the pack on the face and leave it on for about 20 minutes.
Wash off and pat dry. Follow up with a moisturizer.
Repeat this twice a week.
Lemon juice can work effectively towards lightening the skin tone as they are natural bleaching agents.
Their vitamin C content helps to improve collagen formation and reduce oxidative damage as well.
Use this face pack to brighten up the complexion, lighten dark spots and pigmentation, and also firm your skin
It is suitable for Oily skin, combination skin, normal skin
Lemon Whitening Cream
Add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 tbsp of unsweetened, curd to a small bowl.
Stir the two together so they’re well blended.
For best results, use fresh lemon juice.
When the curd and lemon juice are mixed, add 2 to 3 drops of rose water.
Mix well until the mixture is fully incorporated.
Once the rose water is mixed in, spoon the cream into an airtight jar or other container.
Because the cream contains yogurt, it must be stored in the refrigerator.
It should stay fresh for 1 to 2 weeks, but toss it if you see any signs of mold.
Apply the cream in the evening.
For the best results, use the cream daily.
If you find that the recipe makes too much for you to use up before the cream goes bad, you can reduce all of the ingredients in half to make a smaller batch.
Gently massage it into the skin before bed, and wash it off in the morning with warm water and your usual cleanser.
Some skin types are sensitive to lactic acid and vitamin C.
If you have sensitive skin, it’s best to apply it every other night until your skin is used to the ingredients.
Lemon juice contains vitamin C, which is known to slow down the cells that produce melanin in the skin.
That helps prevent the skin from darkening or tanning.
Curd contains lactic acid, which can help exfoliate and lighten the skin.
However, because the lactic acid makes the skin more sensitive to the sun, it’s best to use it at night.
Rosewater helps calm inflammation in the skin, which can reduce any redness.