Thursday, 3 July 2014

Numerous skin benefits of Lemon

Lemon is one of the most widely used plants in India. A common kitchen ingredient, Ayurvedic medicine and natural ingredient in cosmetics, it finds multitude of uses. Be it in your tangy curry or skincare regimen, this spoonful of juice uber loaded with Vitamin C can add a tang to your efforts – be it cooking or beauty treatments. It is beneficial in treating several skin problems. Enlisted are a few uses you can easily prepare at home or avail at a nearby salon.


Skin Whitening
It is an excellent natural de-tanner and lightens your skin tone visibly. However, it being a natural ingredient one must not expect overnight magical results. The best way to go about with skin whitening is to apply freshly squeezed lemon juice on your face arms and neck and leave it on till it dries post which you can wash off with lukewarm water. It removes sun tan and efficiently lightens your skin tone. It can similarly be used lighten black skin on elbows and knees.

Facial Bleach
Lemons are being used as a natural bleaching agent from time immemorial. Regular application can help bleach your skin removing any pigmentation. It can be used as a topical treatment for freckles.

Lemon facials are bliss for people with oily skin. Cosmetic facial kits are available with goodness of this sour and tangy fruit. Unlike normal cream based facials, gel base of these cosmetics don’t instigate the oil glands to go on frenzy and the lemon juice balances oil secretion, and heals existing acnes while lightening scar marks. It also has a de-tanning effect and is very beneficial for skin.

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