Benefits of Using Lemon on Skin

Updated on March 22, 2016

Lemon for Facial Skin


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.

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.

Brighten complexion:

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.

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        Catherine 3 months ago

        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

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        cyn 3 months ago

        will lemon help with whiteheads?

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        Huria 6 months ago

        Cool ,i will definitly try it.thanks

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        Anu 8 months ago

        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?

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        Neha Sadana 9 months ago from India

        Hello Ayesha,

        Lemon and milk mask can be applied daily on your face.

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        Chris 9 months ago

        Get clean and clear from acne it works

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        Sandra Garcia 10 months ago

        I will definitely try it tonight ,and I will let you know the results.

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        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. 17 months ago

        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.

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        rase 21 months ago

        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

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        Muneeba Aslam 22 months ago

        Iam going to use lemon on my skin!and insha allah it will works..¿?

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        ayesha 22 months ago

        can i use lemon and milk daily on my face?

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        ayesha 22 months ago

        can i use lemon and milk daily on my face .....plz tell me

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        White 2 years ago

        Though i have not tried this before, i am confident it will work. Let me do it!!!

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        Neha Sadana 2 years ago from India

        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.

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        jolly 2 years ago

        what if i only use lemon juice on acne and oily face every night without mixing it with other substances????

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        pheela 3 years ago

        Does this work for stretch marks?

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        Almaas Bilal 3 years ago

        Will it completely clear pimples frm our face

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        blessing 3 years ago

        How many weeks does it takes coz I'm so desperate to remove this mark on my face

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        sowmya nadig 4 years ago

        is it safe if i use lemon juice on my face every day?

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        juthi 4 years ago

        if i use lemon juice only my face regularly then it is safe for me.

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        marcii 4 years ago

        I've heard of it before NW to try it...the lemon and honey

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        zahid 4 years ago

        Kool...i just applied this...:)

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        mamta sharma 4 years ago

        I am going to use honey and lemon mask .let's see what will be the result

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        niyati sharma 4 years ago

        i want to make my skin fairer and spotless in no time .

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        laxmi 4 years ago

        miss neha will lemon juce , rose water and gliserin effect my dry skin

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        Neha Sadana 4 years ago from India

        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.

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        sanya 4 years ago

        is lemon is suitable for pimple skin