February 16, 2011

Lemon For Beautiful Skin

Lemons are great for anyone with an uneven skin complexion (acne scars, signs of aging, sun spots, discoloration, redness, etc.), oily-skin, or acne-prone skin. Lemons contain vitamin C. Vitamin C is beneficial to your skin because it has anti-oxidant properties which fight free-radicals. We develop free-radicals from things such as air pollution, cigarettes, and sun exposure. Free-radicals can cause wrinkles as well as other signs of aging. You can also fight free-radicals by eating certain fruits and veggies, like blueberries and spinach. More listed here.

Lemon works as a natural astringent or exfoliator because of the high levels of citric acid. Which will completely wash and lift grease away from your pores. This will not only help with oily skin but also treat and prevent acne.
Lemon contains both alpha and beta hydroxy acids which remove dead skin cells, thus giving you a more radiant skin complextion.
Lemons are a citric acid and therefore can be bothersome to sensitive skin, if need be, delute the lemon juice with water. Also make sure to keep this mask away from any cuts or eyes.

Here are a few simple recipes:
Sugar, honey & lemon scrub: Mix 2 tablespoons of honey with 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar. Mix and apply to face using circular motions. Rinse with cool water.

Honey and lemon face mask: Mix about 2 tablespoons honey with 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Apply evenly to face. Let sit for 10-30 minutes. Rinse with cool water.

Water and lemon cleanser: Mix equal parts lemon juice and water, stir. Apply evenly to face using a cotton ball. Let sit for a few minutes. Rinse.

Remember to shop ORGANIC!
Also, simply drinking lemon water will improve your skins complexion.
Domestic Babe