How to Use Lemon Juice to Lessen Acne and Treat Acne Scars

Acne is a skin condition known to affect mostly adolescent boys and girls. It is so bad that it can make you lose confidence and have low esteem, but these days there are various ways to treat acne scars, either medically or through some do-it-yourself procedures like for example: using lemon juice?

Below are ways on how to use lemon juice to lessen acne and heal acne scars:

Using lemon juice to treat acne scars

  • Exfoliating

You can use lemon to exfoliate your face, either by letting it stay overnight or if you have sensitive skin you can always apply it for a short time, then remove it afterwards. In the morning, you apply the juice after washing your face that helps to keep the face moisturized.

  • Dabbing

You dab using a Q-tip or a cotton swab, sock either of them for a while in lemon solution then apply it only on the acne and acne scars.

  • Letting it set-in

After applying the lemon on your problematic areas, let it settle for 30 minutes to overnight before washing it off. To make it work effectively you cover your face with a plastic wrap.

Note! For scars you can let the lemon set in for a long time but for an acne scar let it stay for a short time.

  • Washing your face

This is important to remove any excessive lemon juice, to prevent extreme skin conditions.What not to do with lemon

Lemon juice has high acidity which drains your skin of nutrients and natural oils; therefore you should not use a full lemon on your face.

If you experience discomfort on your skin, it is best to visit a dermatologist.

If you have severe acne which has open sore, stay away from lemon.

A lemon plus long period on the sun is equals to skin damage thus very advisable to use it at night as compared to during the day.

Do not mix lemon juice with other skin-care products; it might lead to more skin problems.

How to use lemon juice to lessen acne and heal acne scars

You can make some do-it-yourself recipes using lemon juice to add it to your skin-care routine, they include:

  • Lemon juice + Olive oil + honey

It is used to make a mask; you mix lemon juice with olive oil and honey. After making this recipe, apply it on your face and let it set for 10-30 minutes. Wash it away with cool water them apply a facial moisturizer.

If you have sensitive skin, maybe you could try diluting lemon with a bit of water then putting it on the freezer, to give it that cool feeling. Apply it on your skin using a Q-tip or a cotton swab.

  • Lemon juice + sugar or sea salt

It is used to make a scrub. Sugar and salt are abrasive thus mixing it with lemon is going to make the perfect acne remedy makes your skin shine and glow Make a paste using sugar (sea salt) and lemon, apply then let it set in for about 8-10 minutes then wash it off.

In conclusion, no need to worry if you have an acne problem. Apart from lemon there are other D.I.Y ways used to lessen and heal acne scar like for example use of turmeric power, honey, sugar and many more

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Zeba Noor
Zeba Noor
4 years ago

It’s high time that I try these for myself… Thanks for sharing… That’s a great compilation..