Lemon is one of the most common ingredients found in beauty and homemade formulas. It is a multipurpose fruit that performs many functions for the face, body, and internal health. From a refreshing drink of lemonade to a powerful cleaning agent and everything in between, it surely does provide a lot of benefits.
Here are three lemon recipes for glowing skin:
Sugar and Lemon
One tablespoon of white or brown sugar
One-half of a lemon
Mix the ingredients to create a paste and apply it to your face. Wash off with cool water, then apply moisturizer. If you are going in the sun, remember to use sunblock with an SPF of at least 30 This scrub not only cleans your face, but it will also give you a bright glow. The coarseness of the sugar will eliminate impurities from the skin for a deep clean, and the lemon, which has natural brightening properties, will make the skin glow. You should apply this scrub two to three times a week as part of your beauty regimen. You will notice clear, blemish-free skin in just a few weeks.
Baking Soda and Lemon
2 tablespoons baking soda
One tablespoon of lemon juice
Mix the ingredients to form a paste. Wet your face and apply the mixture in a circular motion to create a scrubbing effect. If you have sensitive skin and think this might be too harsh, add a little bit of honey for a soothing effect. It’s also worth noting that honey has natural antiseptic properties that are good for skin healing. Baking soda is widely used for many things, including the home. It can be taken internally for health and provides great results for skincare. Baking soda is very effective in the removal of dead skin cells, acne scars, and excess dirt and oil. If you use this method for a mask, let it stay on the skin for 15–20 minutes until dry, then rinse off with cold water.
Cucumber and Lemon
Make your toner with this refreshing mixture.
1 tablespoon cucumber juice
One tablespoon lemon
After mixing these two ingredients, place them in a spray bottle and spray them on your face. This mixture will help you regulate the pH balance of your skin. Leave on your skin for 10–15 minutes, then wash off with cool water.
Remember, lemons are acidic and can be prone to stinging the face therefore if you have sensitive skin take caution. After using lemons on your face it is always a good idea to moisturize afterwards as they cause drying of the skin. Applying the proper sunscreen is also very important in good skincare. There are many benefits to using lemon recipes in skincare and it will go a long way in your quest for great skin.