How to fade acne scars with lemon
Every magazine, dermatologist, health teacher and mother will tell you, do not ever touch your zits. If you try to squeeze, pinch or extract that blemish from your face, you’ll only make matters worse. Acne and acne scars can be a bothersome condition for most teenagers, but adults as well. While there are many expensive cosmetic products on the market that can help you, you can get rid of acne scars for just $1. You don’t believe us? Stay with us as we explain you how lemon can help you fade acne scars.
How does lemon help the skin?
Lemon, or lemon juice, is a fruit that has natural skin bleaching properties. Those natural ingredients in the lemon juice effectively lighten the scars from acne on your face. The only precaution is that you cannot use this method for a prolonged time, since the pH value of the lemon is 2. If used for too long, or left too long on the skin, lemon juice can cause chemical burns. This is due to the pH value of the skin, which is between 4 and 7.
How to apply lemon juice?
There are two ways you can use lemon juice. You can squeeze lemon juice, and combine it with water to make a mixture and then apply the mixture with a cloth or a pad. The other way is to coat your fingertips in its juice, then massage your face with your fingertips. However, before even applying lemon juice, make sure to clean and wash your face. Washing removes the oil, dirt and sweat. Then, make sure your face is dry, and apply lemon juice. After several minutes, wash your face with water and moisturize after. You must moisturize the skin after the treatment in order to protect it from the citric acid in the lemon juice.
There are several rules that apply for the lemon treatment. Here are some.
– Do not use a whole lemon directly on your face. Also, never cover your entire face with lemon juice. The acid in the lemon juice can disrupt the natural pH of your skin. Remember, less is more in this case
– Be careful not to apply lemon on open lesions. The lemon treatment is not recommended when there are open sores or lesions. Also, lemon juice should not be used on active acnes
– After the treatment, avoid sun exposure. The juice and the acid in it, make your skin extremely susceptible to damage from the sun
When to apply lemon juice
The best time to apply lemon juice on your face is at night before you go to sleep. Remember to follow the steps mentioned in how to apply lemon juice. Another option is in the morning. Also, make sure to use the treatment once in three days, not every single day.