Acne is one of the common skin problems faced not only by teenagers but adults as well. As you can see, there are a wide variety of acne treatments offered in the market. Some of these acne remedies are expensive but does not guarantee that it is effective. Aside from being expensive especially if it is not medically recommended it can worsen the skin condition.
For that matter, using medicinal plants to treat skin problems like acne is highly recommended. And, it is where lemon juice is useful to address skin problems such as acne, pimples, pimple scars, whiteheads and blackheads. Lemon juices contain AHAs or Alpha Hydroxy Acids which is citric acid. AHAs helps slough off dead skin cells, promotes skin elasticity, and enables new skin cell growth while reduces the appearance of large skin pores.
Here’s how to treat acne using lemon juice:
1. Wash your face with warm water. Warm water opens up your pores allowing the skin to absorb the lemon juice thoroughly.
2. Squeeze 1 tsp of lemon juice into a small bowl. Use cotton to soak up some lemon juice.
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3. Apply the lemon juice directly to the affected areas especially where acne, pimples, blackheads, whiteheads are visible.
4. Leave on the lemon juice solution overnight if you can stand the light stinging and itchy effect. If not, you can let it stand for 10 minutes then wash your face with warm water and pat it dry (Do not rub your face while drying because rubbing may cause redness or will leave your skin irritated.)
Continue using this topical solution until your skin condition improves or the acne or pimple has dried up. Do not pinch or touch the acne or pimple just let the lemon juice solution do the work. You can also use a facial wash that is right for your skin type, this facial wash will help cleanse and maintains your skin natural moisture.
While maintaining your face’s cleanliness and natural moisture, it is also advisable to eat the right kind of food that will help your body get the right amount of nourishment. Drink eight to ten glasses of water everyday. Water helps the body detoxify your body of toxins while hydrating your body.
Most of all, sleeping at least eight to ten hours helps your body revives the energy that was lost during your waking hours. And, sleeping is the most powerful tool to glam up your skin’s natural beauty; no make up can match. Staying up late will make your body produce some hormones which is responsible of the breakout; not to mention the stress that worsens your skin condition.
Aside from eating the right kind of food, drinking eight to ten glasses of water, and sleeping; get away with the habit of touching your face or worst pricking your pimples or acnes. Pricking will only worsen your skin condition and leaving your skin some acne or pimple marks or scars. You can treat the acne or pimple breakout but the scars leave an ugly mark.