Lemon is a magic ingredient, loaded with Vitamin C it acts as a wonderful cleanser for the skin and makes it fairer. If a fair complexion has been eluding you, and you feel your face is filled with pigmentation and open pores, we suggest five awesome ways you can use lemon for skincare.
It is one versatile ingredient that can be used as a face pack, moisturiser, toner, exfoliator and facial massage cream, and in each of these functions your skin will become several tones lighter, brighter and softer. The results are unbelievable, and the recipes so easy that even a child can put together.
1. Lemon with aloe vera and almond oil
How to make: Blend half a teaspoon of aloe vera gel with one teaspoon of sweet almond oil, and one tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Apply the mix on your face before going to bed. Let it stay overnight. Wash it off with cool water first thing in the morning. You can do this daily for about three weeks.
2. Lemon with sandalwood powder
How to make: Take one tablespoon sandalwood powder, squeeze the juice of half a lemon and mix it thoroughly. Now prep your skin by first cleansing it with a cotton pad soaked in rose water, then apply this pack on your face. You can use it every alternate day for one month, and a fair glowing skin will be yours. Sandalwood helps in removing tan and eliminating acne and large pores naturally.
3. Lemon with coconut oil
How to make: This is a magical combination. Take the juice of half a freshly squeezed lemon and mix it well with one tablespoon coconut oil. Cleanse your face with water first and then take a small amount of this scrub and massage your face thoroughly with it for at least 3-4 minutes. Coconut oil acts as a natural exfoliator in removing impurities from the skin without making it dry. Use it daily for about three weeks for better results.
4. Lemon juice with rose water
How to make: Combine two tablespoon of lemon juice with two tablespoon rose water. Dip a cotton ball into the solution and cleanse your face with it. Do it twice daily and you will be amazed with the results.
5. Lemon juice with papaya and glycerin
How to make: Grind ripe papaya and take two tablespoon of it and blend it with the juice of half a lemon, and one teaspoon glycerin. Glycerin has great skin nourishing properties. Massage it on your face for 4-5 minutes first and then allow it to dry off for another 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with cool water. You can use this thrice a week for at least two weeks and you will have clearer, glowing, and fair complexion.
Very easy ingredients, available at every home, and you will have a flawless, fair complexion in just a few weeks naturally.
Video and Recipes by: Sneha S