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BENEFITS OF LEMON FOR SKIN

Have you ever thought that how a small citric fruit can work wonders for your skin? Lemons that are used for preparing meals and drinks are also used for amazing range of beauty products. The fruit is highly enriched in vitamin C and calcium. It is an excellent source of fiber, potassium , magnesium and beta carotene.

When it comes to health benefits lemons are known for aisiting in digestion, reduces oxidative stress and helps fighting cancer. The cirtric fruit also helps in improving skin condition by reducing the acne and blemishes. The other benefits of lemon includes:

1- SKIN LIGHTENING:

Skin whitening or skin lightening is the most common procedure of making complexion fair by reducing melanin. The procedure is performed by using chemical peels, laser light or skin whitening creams. These treatments are quite expensive, time consuming and comes at a cost of side effects. However, like everyother treatment there exists a cheap and natural substitute tratment. The lemon juice gives the same skin whitening effect. It is because of the presence of vitamin C in abundance.  The vitamin C works as a great anti-oxdant. When applied on the topically to skin can helps you improves your complexion without giving side effects.

2- BLACK HEAD TREATMENT:

Blackheads are small bumps that are caused due to the presence of block hair follicles. These are usually caused by the accumulation of bacteria on the skin, production of excessive oil and hormonal changes. Having astrigent properties lemon juice removes dead skin cells giving it a fresh and glowing look.

3- ELBOW AND KNEE BRIGHTNER:

“If your elbows and knees appear dark, simply rub them with half of a lemon,” says Patrice Coleman, owner of DaBlot Beauty. “It’s like magic!”

We know that the citric fruit is enriched in vitamin C that is a great anti-oxidant. This property of lemon juice allowa them to act as a whitener. Like improving your skin complexion lemon juice also brightens your knee and elbow.

4-  REDUCES ACNE:

Acne is a common skin condition that is arises during teenage or adulthood due to hormonal change. Lemon like other citric fruit is enriched in antioxdants and vitamin C. The fruit helps to reduce sebum (an oily secretion of sebaceous glands) by drying it out. It also helps to kill bacteria that results in acne.

5- ANTI- AGING PROPERTIES:

Having age spots at early 30s is a normal process. However, with little care at early stage can minimize its appearance. Using lemon juice on skin can do the trick. Lemon being a citric fruit contains high levels of vitamin C. This presence of vitamin C helps to make immune system strong. As immune system becomes strong, it inreturn fights free radicals present in the body which are respocible for aging effect.

6- TREATMENT FOR OILY SKIN:

The main cause of acne and other skin conditions is the production of execessive oil on the skin. This production of oil can minimizes by the usage of lemon juice. The juice is enriched in cirtic acid which neutalizes and controls the effect of oil secration.

7- ANTISEPTIC AGET:

Lemons have anti-septic and anti-bacterial properties that kills the bacteria responsible for acne. Moreover, the fruit can be used for cleaning teeth.

8- EXFOLIATOR:

The process of exfoliation is to remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. Usually a scrub iss used to perform the task. However, lemon can does the same function as that of a scrub. The fruit makes your skin soft and smooth by gently exfoliating it.

9- STIMULATES COLLAGEN:

Lemons are enriched in vitamin C and it is the only anti-oxidanat that increases collagen synthesis. Collagen is responsible for producing elasticity and strength in your skin.

YOU MAY ALSO READ: IS LEMON JUICE GOOD FOR HAIR?

 

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