How to Use Lemon Juice to Whiten Skin?

01/10/2012 04:58


How to Use Lemon Juice to Whiten Skin?

Cut a lemon into halves, and squeeze the lemon juice into a bowl. With a cotton ball, apply the undiluted lemon juice to areas where you have freckles and acne spots. You can apply lemon juice several times a day.

Can you use bottled lemon juice to lighten skin? I recommend using only fresh lemons. Canned or bottled ones may contain preservatives, artificial colorings, and artificial fragrance, all of which are bad for your skin.

Another thing that I have to warn you is, lemon can make your skin photosensitive so avoid going under the sun if you are going to use homemade skin whitening treatments that contains lemon juice. My suggestion is to apply the face mask in the evening or at night.

Lemon juice is not for everyone. People with sensitive skin may experience stinging, burning, redness or itching. If this happens to you, discontinue use immediately.  

Most home remedies for skin whitening are effective but remember, you will not get lighter skin in just a few days. Skin lightening is a gradual process that can take months or even years, and natural home treatments work best when used with skin lightening agents such as hydroquinone and kojic acid, and topical exfoliants like AHAs alpha hydroxy acids (mandelic acid or glycolic acid).