Lemon is known to cure various ailments such as common cold, flu, weight issues, constipation and cholera etc. Lemon is rich source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1 (thiamine) and B2 (riboflavin), Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Folate, Niacin and minerals such as phosphorus and potassium etc.
Lemon is also a good source for increasing the immunity and treats various other digestion related problems such as heartburn, bloating, liver problems etc.
These are some of the uses of lemon that are much known among the masses. But do you know that lemon has its miraculous effects on skin as well?
Lemon is considered to be a skin lightening ingredient. If used properly on daily basis, you will see the results over the period of time.
Methods of using lemon for skin lightening:
If you follow the routine of using cleanser on your skin before the bedtime, then it is the time that you replace your expensive chemically manufactured cleanser with lemon juice and honey. Or if you insist on using cleanser, simply add 1 tsp of lemon juice to your regular skin cleanser and clean your face gently. Try to keep your eye area safe from lemon juice as it may cause burning sensation or irritation to the eyes.
After 1-2 minutes of cleansing, just wash your face with normal water. In place cleanser you can even use lemon juice with the scrub. But scrub is not required to be done every night so cleanser is considered to be the best option.
Use a mild moisturizer or toner to hydrate your skin after the above process.
This process can show results of skin lightening gradually. While the natural treatments are considered to take time, their effects are considered to be permanent on your skin if you maintain the healthy regime. Also, they do not have any side effects.
Lemon gives freshness to the skin. The above process can be used on any part of the body which is affected by darkness or tanning. The presence of Vitamin C in lemon gives it anti bacterial and anti inflammatory properties that make it useful for skin.