Neha has been writing beauty articles for many years. She is passionate about skincare and natural remedies.
The health benefits of lemons are numerous. Lemon juice has many beneficial natural beauty applications. Professional treatments can burn a hole in your pockets, whereas home remedies can save your hard-earned cash. Salons are expensive and the results are not that much better than the natural skin treatments you can do at home. Lemon is one of those aromatic plants that can be used in face masks and whose juice provides many benefits for the skin.
Here are the benefits and potential uses of lemon.
Benefits of Lemon on Your Skin
Gets rid of acne marks and scars
Squeeze the juice out of lemon and apply it overnight. Wash off your face in the morning with lukewarm water. Follow this regime for one week and notice the significant difference lemon juice makes on your skin tone. Your skin will brighten and the acne marks and scars will lighten. Daily use of lemon juice on skin fades all kind of discoloration on the face.
Lemon juice has mild bleaching properties. This is the reason lemon is used to lighten the skin. It can be used in beauty applications to make the skin more fair.
Homemade facial scrubs
Lemon contains natural alpha hydroxyl acid that works to remove dead skin cells. You can make a natural scrub at home by mixing it with sugar. Give your face a circular massage with this sugar until the sugar is dissolved. This will remove dead skin cells and prevent blackheads while encouraging new skin cell growth.
Essential oil to revive dull and dry skin
Lemon essential oil can be used on skin to refresh dull and dry skin. Add one part of lemon oil to ten parts of coconut oil and massage into your face in circular motions for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse off your face with lukewarm water and pat dry. This will benefit your skin in two ways. It will moisturize your dry skin and it will add a glow.
Advice while using face masks
Remember that if you apply lemon juice to your skin before going out into the sun, it can make the skin more sensitive to light. So, avoid using lemon juice topically before sun exposure.
Facial mask benefits
When lemon juice is used in a mask, it clears dirt and bacteria from the surface of the skin. This dirt can clog the pores, leading to pimples and breakouts on the face. Lemon juice will give your face a refreshed look.
Lemon juice, rose water, and glycerin lotion
Mix equal amounts of lemon juice, rose water, and glycerin in a jar. Apply daily to your face to benefit any skin type. Whether you have dry or oily skin, this lotion thrice a week will give you radiant and clear skin.
Milk and lemon mask
Put two tablespoons of raw milk on your palm and add few drops of lemon. Lemon juice will sour the milk, which you will apply to your face. This is an excellent treat for oily skin. Apply on your face overnight, and you will wake up feeling flawless.
Honey and lemon mask
Honey has natural antibiotics that are easily absorbed by the skin. It works well with the vitamins and astringent properties of lemons. Honey and lemon juice together will lighten the skin tone.
Lemon and egg-white mask
This combination will tighten the pores, clear dead skin, and assist in preventing wrinkles.
Treatments at beauty clinics are not the only thing you can do for your face skin. Home treatments such as using lemon juice can benefit the skin and are great substitutes to expensive products.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
Questions & Answers
Question: If I stay with the lemon juice on my face overnight, will it harm my face?
Answer: There is no need to leave lemon juice mask on your face overnight. Wash off your face after 20 to 30 minutes and pat it dry.
Question: How much time does lemon take to remove dark spots completely?
Answer: Lemon has natural bleaching properties which are potential enough to fade dark spots, pimple marks, scars gradually. You will feel the difference in 7 days and get complete flawless skin in 15 to 20 days. You have to apply it daily on your dark spots to get best result.
Question: Can direct use of lemon juice on skin cause damage?
Answer: If you feel irritation or redness while applying lemon juice on your face, then you must dilute lemon juice with water for skin. Moreover, do not put it on your face for too long.
Question: I have blemishes and brown spots on my face. How long do I use honey and lemon overnight?
Answer: Use a lemon and honey mask for at least two weeks to fade brown spots and blemishes.
Question: How long does it take for lemon to whiten skin ?
Answer: Lemon is a natural bleaching agent which effectively bleach facial hair and reduces pigmentation giving you whiten skin. It will take two weeks to one month to get clear skin completely, depending on your skin condition.
Question: There are pimple marks are all over my face. Will lemon juice and rose water help me get rid of them? How long do I have to apply until I see results?
Answer: You must try lemon juice and rose water for your acne marks, it will surely help. Lemon juice is suitable for oily skin. Apply it daily for at least two weeks. Gradually, your scars will fade and disappear.
Question: Can I use lemon and honey on my face as a mask overnight?
Answer: It is sufficient to apply lemon and honey mask for only 30 minutes.
Question: I have a dark stubborn tan on my face. If I leave lemon juice overnight on my face regularly for a month, would I able to get my normal skin tone again?
Answer: If lemon suits your skin you can try this remedy. I had acne marks on my face that I treated with lemon juice. If you feel that lemon is not suitable for your skin, then mix rose water, lemon juice and honey in equal proportions and apply for a month.
Question: How long should I keep lemon, rose water and glycerin applied on my skin?
Answer: You should apply for 20 to 30 minutes. Wash off and pat dry.
Question: Can lemons make your skin bright?
Answer: Lemon has natural bleaching properties that will gradually brighten your skin in natural way!
Question: Can I apply lemon with my make-up on my face or after removing my make-up?
Answer: Apply lemon juice on your clean face.
Deep on August 09, 2020:
I apply daily lemon on my pigmentation from last two weaks but i dont get any result in my blemishes ... what i do now it irritates me a lot ????
Gina on December 18, 2019:
I really hope this works
Christian on June 18, 2019:
Do lemons make your face bright
Vinayak on June 04, 2018:
can we use lemon juice on face daily?
Luv 2 Garden on May 22, 2018:
Rase I hope you have found a solution to your acne problem. If not, perhaps your problem is hormonal. Just as you, I "had" sever acne problems, cysts around the mouth, jaw line and forehead. Tried everything under the sun .. and no topical cream or home remedy helped. One visit to the dermatologist, changed my life forever with spironolactone. Took the med for 3 months and started to see a major difference - outbreaks ceased. Now I use lemon to lighten the scars and blemishes and my skin looks radiant.
Catherine on January 02, 2018:
I was using epdem my face was so good but after 2 year I start have big pimples the I stop using epdem I start using Vaseline lotion but now my face is too dark than my body what can I use to my my face better
cyn on January 02, 2018:
will lemon help with whiteheads?
Huria on October 21, 2017:
Cool ,i will definitly try it.thanks
Anu on August 05, 2017:
I have applied apple cider vinegar to my face. About 3-4 hours later I used Lemon juice on my skin. And thus leaving overnight.
Any harm in this?
Neha Sadana (author) from India on July 23, 2017:
Lemon and milk mask can be applied daily on your face.
Chris on July 15, 2017:
Get clean and clear from acne it works
Sandra Garcia on June 17, 2017:
I will definitely try it tonight ,and I will let you know the results.
I have this brown spot on my face neck and shoulder I have tried lemon juice honey and alovera but none could work for me. What will do to have a clean skin. on November 14, 2016:
I have this brown spot on my face neck and shoulder I have tried lemon juice honey and alovera Nono could work for me. What will I do it makes me unhappy.
rase on July 12, 2016:
I have a very bad acne and scar . I m crying and don"t know how to get ride from this. I felt shame to show my face to others and even not want to see my face myself i m helpless . I have tried a lots of remedies including natural homemade remedies but nothing works for me . Can i used this lemon juice. I have a very thin, sensitive and oily skin before 3 years my skin was very dry
Muneeba Aslam on June 16, 2016:
Iam going to use lemon on my skin!and insha allah it will works..¿?
ayesha on June 04, 2016:
can i use lemon and milk daily on my face?
ayesha on June 04, 2016:
can i use lemon and milk daily on my face .....plz tell me
White on January 16, 2016:
Though i have not tried this before, i am confident it will work. Let me do it!!!
Neha Sadana (author) from India on May 12, 2015:
Yes, you can apply lemon juice without mixing any ingredient to it. Gradually, it will reduce acne inflammation. You will feel a freshness on your face after few applications. Lemon is also an excellent remedy for reducing acne scars, follow it regularly and you can get clear skin.
jolly on May 12, 2015:
what if i only use lemon juice on acne and oily face every night without mixing it with other substances????
pheela on September 18, 2014:
Does this work for stretch marks?
Almaas Bilal on August 06, 2014:
Will it completely clear pimples frm our face
blessing on July 19, 2014:
How many weeks does it takes coz I'm so desperate to remove this mark on my face
sowmya nadig on February 17, 2014:
is it safe if i use lemon juice on my face every day?
juthi on January 14, 2014:
if i use lemon juice only my face regularly then it is safe for me.
marcii on December 29, 2013:
I've heard of it before NW to try it...the lemon and honey
zahid on December 10, 2013:
Kool...i just applied this...:)
mamta sharma on December 09, 2013:
I am going to use honey and lemon mask .let's see what will be the result
niyati sharma on November 15, 2013:
i want to make my skin fairer and spotless in no time .
laxmi on September 29, 2013:
miss neha will lemon juce , rose water and gliserin effect my dry skin
Neha Sadana (author) from India on September 02, 2013:
Hello Sanya, yes lemon face masks is suitable for acne, pimple prone skin. Lemon give best results on oily skin. It's a great natural astringent and toner that can help you to clean your face from acne and acne scars.
sanya on September 02, 2013:
is lemon is suitable for pimple skin