Image: Taken by moi in the garden!How have I been using lemon juice? First of all I only do this in the morning...
- Washing my face normally with chosen cleanser (lukewarm water)
- Pat dry
- Squeezing lemon juice into the palm of my hand and splashing onto face
- leave on for 5mins
- Rinsing off with cold water.
- Pat dry
- Apply moisturiser *optional
Why did I start using lemon juice? My mother in law recommended I try it as this is the remedy that was passed down to her from her grandmother. She said she suffered with acne at one point in her life and that lemon juice had been her saviour and that she hasn't had to use it since.
I thought I would give it a try seen as it's an inexpensive experiment! I have been doing this for 3 days now and I can see a great difference. Once you apply the lemon juice it stings like hell, well it did on me anyway - I was flapping my hands and jumping up and down but it's worth it - it's not that bad :) don't be scared. Lemon juice contains Alpha-hydroxy Acid (AHA) which kills off dead skin cells and promotes new cell growth.
What is it good for? Acne and scarring. Apparently lemon juice is also good to lighten the skin tone?
Some people use this as a treatment overnight, this will probably be fine for people with oily skin, but my skin is dry and sensitive so 5mins every morning is enough.
What experiences have you had with lemon juice?