Nowadays a lot of home remedies involving lemon juice are shared in different media, unfortunately many people are totally unaware of the remedies that they are sharing and what effect that home remedies can have on your skin, so it is always recommended that you check the home remedies, do a patch test before using any home remedy and if required you must also consult a professional before applying any thing on your skin. Trending in is a very popular home remedy that is recommended by most of the beauty bloggers i.e. using lemon on skin now lemon indeed is very rich in vitamin C it is full of antioxidants and it is very good for your skin but the point “How To Use lemon The Right Way”, how to use lemon juice on your skin so that it does not affect skin in any negative way.
Here I will also mention that some people may have absolutely no problem with lemon juice. Popular health website LiveStrong.com has published an article on how to clear acne with Lemon juice.
So the key here is understanding what your skin likes, feed only those things to your skin with which your skin is comfortable. DO A PATCH TEST.
Is it safe to use lemon Juice on skin
Using lemon juice directly onto skin is something that is not recommended in general because the juice of Lemon is highly acidic in nature and it can cause burning sensation, rashes and it can also disturb the pH balance of your skin so it is always recommended not to use lemon juice directly onto the skin. If you have sensitive skin the results can be even worse.
pH value of lemon juice And Skin
Did you know that the pH value of lemon juice is 2 whereas the pH value of skin is 5.5 -- 6.5 so it is very clear that applying lemon juice directly onto the skin without diluting it may disturb the pH balance of your skin and it may lead to reactions and it can also potentially damage your skins protective layer.
How to Use Lemon Juice on Skin
Dilute the lemon juice before applying it onto the skin.
Avoid rubbing lemon or lemon juice on your skin harshly.
Anytime you are doing a remedy that calls for applying lemon juice on your skin always use a damp cotton ball and dab the juice on your face never try to rub it vigorously.
If you are using lemon as a remedy for freckles you can just use cotton swab and apply the juice of the lemon directly on the freckles instead of applying it on to the on your entire face, using a cotton bud just apply it on the freckle itself.
Precautions you need to take when you use lemon juice on your skin
Take a patch test before doing the remedy on your skin
Avoid going outdoors in bright sun after applying lemon juice on your skin it may cause rashes and burning
Always dilute the lemon juice with water or with rose water before applying it on your skin
The Bottom Line
Lemon juice is full of Vitamin C and antioxidants and it has very good health benefits when you drink it but before applying it onto your skin you must always be very cautious do not risk your skin because the results are not worth it there are a lot of herbal beauty products that can help you get rid of blemishes and brighten your skin tone so go for it instead of applying lemon juice directly on your face and making it vulnerable to irritations and reactions.