How to Use Lemon for Acne Removal

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Acne, which is a long-term and common skin disease, appears due to the clogging of the skin pores on which the acne-causing bacteria, known as propionibacterium acne thrive. It is estimated that nearly 80% of people between the age group of 11 and 30 get acne at some point in their life. Sometimes it also affects people in their 40s and 50s. Acne is not dangerous skin condition but certainly it makes the affected area look ugly with its unsightly scars. Gradually it also affects the self-esteem of the suffering person.

There are many natural ingredients that are used to treat acne effectively. One such ingredient is lemon, which is not only cheap but also easily available at your home. You can prepare wonderful natural remedies with lemon for acne.

Does Lemon Really Treats Acne

To know whether lemon really treats acne, you should know about the various acne-treating properties of lemon for all skin types. Let’s learn about those properties of lemon that are mentioned below.

Exfoliates the Skin: Lemon is a citrus fruit, which contains a good amount of citric acid in it, which helps to exfoliate the acne-affected skin. Skin exfoliation is one of the major steps to treat acne. Its application removes the dirt, dead skin cells, which in turn open up the clogged skin pores.

Kills the Bacteria: Lemon juice is anti-bacterial in nature, which means it kills the bacteria that cause acne on the skin. It contains Ascorbic acid, Vitamin P, and Phytoncides that kill as well as check the further growth of the acne-causing bacteria.

Heals the Acne-affected Skin: Loaded with healing properties, lemon juice reduces the redness and inflammation of the skin caused due to acne.

Whitens the Skin: Lemon juice acts as a natural skin whitener. So its use offers a bleaching effect to the acne spots.

Dries Out the Acne:  Lemon juice also contains L- Ascorbic acid, which acts as a natural astringent. So its use dries out the acne and treats it soon.

Fights against Free Radicals: Lemon juice contains a good amount of Vitamin C, which acts as an antioxidant to reduce the free radical damage of the skin. Its use reduces the acne breakout by fighting against the free radicals. It also makes the skin flawless and healthy by rejuvenating it. It strengthens the skin to fight the bacteria.

How to Use Lemon for Acne Removal

You can prepare various easy but effective home remedies with lemon by including other ingredients like honey, yogurt, rose water, egg white, etc., to it to treat acne. Some of these remedies are described below in detail to prepare them easily. Let’s learn them!

1. Lemon Juice Application

The direct application of lemon juice will treat the acne issue by removing the dirt and impurities from the skin pores that cause acne. It is considered as one of the easiest as well as an effective home remedy for acne.

Things You Need:

  • Lemon – 1
  • Water – as per the requirement
  • Cotton Ball – 1
  • A Mild Soap
  • A Small Bowl

Process:

  1. Clean your face with a mild soap and water. Then pat it dry with a clean towel.
  2. Take the lemon and cut it into two halves to squeeze out the juice in a small bowl.
  3. Soak a cotton ball in the lemon juice and squeeze out the excess juice from it.
  4. Apply the lemon juice to the acne affected area.
  5. Leave it on the skin for 10 minutes or till the lemon juice dry out completely.
  6. Rinse the area with normal water, and then pat dry with a clean towel.
  7. Repeat this remedy twice daily to get rid of acne completely.

Note: If the direct application of lemon juice irritates your skin then wash it with clean water immediately. Also avoid sunlight on the skin after applying lemon juice on the skin as the ultraviolet rays in it may worsen the condition of the skin.

2. Lemon Juice and Rose Water

The mild astringent properties of rose water remove the excess oil from the skin and tone the skin to make it healthy. It offers a cleansing effect to the skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties reduce the redness of the skin. The skin healing and hydrating properties of rose water soothe the skin irritation that is caused due to acne.

Things You Need:

  • Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp
  • Rose Water – 1 tbsp
  • Water – as per the requirement
  • Cotton Ball – 1
  • A Mild Soap
  • A Small Bowl

Process:

  1. Clean your face with a mild soap and water. Then pat it dry with a clean towel.
  2. Take 1 tbsp each of lemon juice and rose water in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Soak a cotton ball in the mixed liquid, and then squeeze out the excess liquid from it.
  4. Apply it on the acne-affected area.
  5. Let it stay on the skin for 10 to 15 minutes, so that the liquid will dry properly.
  6. Wash your face with normal water and wipe your face with a clean towel.
  7. Follow this remedy twice a day to treat acne properly.

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