Saturday, 25 July 2009

Lemon Juice

I just wanted to update you again with project clear skin. I am having more no makeup days and using lemon juice on my face.

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?

41 comments:

Ditzymakeup said...

Wow ive never heard of this before, i will try it though defo! Thanks for letting us know hun!!

xx

Charlene said...

you know you got it bad when a random stranger on the streets stops u and says, would you like to know how to get rid of your bumps?....damn i was so embarassed, but this man actually suggested lime and honey....i don't remember what dosage but it involved rubbing the lime all over my face and leaving it on for a bit then using honey for whatever amount of time...i can't remember, but it was as a result of my lime concoctions that i started looking for more natural products.

VexInTheCity said...

Yeah lemon juice is well known for being good for scarring. I tried it a couple of years ago but never stuck it out.

bubblegarm said...

@charlene wow yeah honey and lemon/lime would be a perfect combo - natural remedies are the best!!

@vexinthecity i will keep u updated :) watch out for a no makeup fotd :) x

fantastic said...

Keep the natural cures comin! Looking fwd to your makeup free fotd :)

Gabriela said...

That sounds really great, I love natural skin care, this is the most natural you can get :)xx
PS
About the honey and for example goats yogurt, can be added to some masks, natural ones to improve them, Dr Alkaitis recomend in his mask for eg.

Violet said...

I love lemons! Not only do they smell and taste great but they are awesome for fading away brown spots!

Laura said...

Why didn't I know of this sooner? I'm having a bit of a nightmare with my skin at the minute so will definitely try this out! Thanks x

Sunnie said...

I've got quite a bit of acne scarring, so I may just have to try this out!

http://spotlightonbeauty.blogspot.com

Maxine said...

I've heard a lot of good things about lemon juice but it's ideally a nighttime regimen. If you use it and go out in the sun, it'll lighten the skintone.

Tali said...

I think that sounds like something that may work.. Lemon has great healing properties and even though it burns it can soothe away problems. I hope you keep us update with how it goes..

Maybe you should try one night using a cotton bud to dab the juice on each little problem.. sleep on it and see if it works like Mario Badeshku's (cant spell) pink drying lotion! xx

Aleksis said...

I love hearing about your remedies for skin problems....I think I may have to jump on the badwagon as my skin has really been acting up as of late! p.s. I love the new look of the blog! Very pretty!

Katie Ms. Cocktail Smarty said...

Ohhh I've never heard of this one before... I might have to try, My skin gets SOO oily in the summer since I leive in South Florida! Thanks girl for the tip!!

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Glamorouxx said...

Shakira uses similar beauty tip.

I feature it in here http://glamorouxx.blogspot.com/2009/05/want-to-have-flawless-face-la-shakira.html

Love natural beauty products like this.

mim said...

There's a great face mask (a sheet soaked in a lemon toner) from the korean cosmetics, The FaceShop. It has the same idea as you've described and I think it's been very good to my skin.

Dannimag said...

I never heard of this before, but i know if you have really dry skin, you rub the the inside of a lemon directly onto the backside of your hands, it heals it. It also stings a bit, but it's worth it.

Honey said...

Lemon juice can lighten at least naturally blonde / light brown hair, if you go out in the sun with it.

I've noticed that the skin on my elbows is really ugly - dark and dry. I think I'll use lemon for them. You cut the lemon in half, squeeze the juice out and then just place your elbows to the leftover "cups" and let it work.

WinterBlossom said...

wow. Amazing info. I'll defo need to look into this as I have acne and some scarring. Keep us posted. :) xxx

The Rambler said...

lemon juice chemically peels your skin. it is good for acne and good for scars, but it is bad for dry skin, exposure to the sun etc because your skin is actually a little bit burned on the outside and needs to recover. use lemon juice only once a week and then always, always do a mask that is extramoisturising on top.

Marisa said...

When I was young and my blonde hair was getting darker... I grabbed some lemon juice and put it on my hair ahaha because people always said that it had a lightening effect! I would go to my backyard and stay on the sun with that ahahah it was crazy, I did it with chamomile tea too!

Christine said...

I've been using lemon juice for 4 months with amazing results. My grandma recommended it to me actually. It's really fading my acne scars and preventing new breakouts.

Hijab-Couture said...

Will definately have to try this. Hope it doesn't sting me too much haha. Agree with everyone that natural remedies are the best! Lemon, Honey and don't forget a good healthy diet and you'll feel *and look* great! (=

Gaby said...

Thanks for sharing! Lemon juice is definately awesome!

becky said...

this is soo true. my old nana used to tell me to use lemon juice when i used to have ance in my younger years. its does work!!

glamour rouge said...

Hi,I put a slice in hot water in the morning and drink it..my skin is clearer instantly!...well when im being good that is! at the moment i cant stop eating chocolate! x

Chrissy said...

I really should try this. But I think I'd use it as spot treatment. x.x I'm afraid to make my skin react further and make it oilier.

freckletone said...

thank you so much for sharing! great timing, im having problem with my skin at the mo (its that time of the month) this is a great post im gonna have to try it.

Dunia said...

Its so true - works like a charm ;) I have scars too, Muhsine, and I'M DYINGGGG! Do you guys have a brand called "Mederma" in the UK? http://mederma.com/ This is actually used for stretch marks, surgery scars, body scars, etc... BUT if you use this on your face everyday, it completely diminishes your acne scars too. I'm buying mine today! lol.

bubblegarm said...

thanks for all of your comments guys, sorry i havent replied individually this time, im still short for time as i'm not quite fully settled in at the new place yet, i read every single comment and take note! If ur desperate for me to answer anything dont hesitate to email me. thank u for all of your advide - much appreciated!

x X x

Dealz said...

Used to make and watch a friend drink lemon juice packets just to watch his face and the cringe of it. LOL. Very funny. Anyways, i just joined your followers. Check out my blog guys when you have time. Great tips there and resources to get you going. Good Luck!!!

Sima said...

My Mom actually uses a combination of lemon and honey with turmeric on her skin to lighten scars, she says it has worked for her but you need to be consistant. Just came across your blog and love it. I moved from the UK to the US 5 years ago. I need to make a list of makeup to buy when I visit my family in England. Lots of things we cant buy in the US yet. Skincare and makeup. Its going to be a long list....

dreamm said...

thank for this
i'll be sure to try it out..
do u think lemon and lime will work the same?
coz in my area there are easiler to get a hold of lime =)
thanks

ps. yogurt + lemon
work well for acne
and yogurt+honey moisturise skin really well ;D

Pierrot le Fou said...

I'll have to try this!
my tip is to wipe your face with a slice of raw potato and hour before you cleanse, I'm not sure the science behind it but it softens and sooths the skin

kirstyb said...

oooooooh great post i think i might give it a try! xoxoox

TROPHYWiFE said...

im gonna have to try this because i get pop up bumps all the time...i dunno where they come from.. Thanks Beautiful for sharing this with us!

Lipglossiping said...

As I was reading this, I was thinking 'I'd love to try this but my skin is just too sensitive'.. then I read further and saw that yours is aswell. I'd love to give this a go, maybe not everyday - but a couple of times a week for sure! Thanks for the recommendation and keep us updated!

Esther said...

I think I'm going to try this!
Its totally me!

http://allamericanbeautyblog.com/

Shantee said...

wow and all i did with lemons was lemonade. hahah will definitely give this beauty regime a try.

Danielle Clarke said...

ive only started using now its the first and it stings like hell see what happens now :) x

Ciara. said...

Wow! Actually never heard about lemon juice. I think I might try this: very natural. :-)

Laureen said...

Lemon Juice is a good ingredient to search for.It's probably one of the most effective natural skin enhancers available. dermatology laser