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10 Simple Lemon Face Packs For All Skin Issues

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10 Simple Lemon Face Packs For All Skin Issues September 20, 2017

What if I told you there is one ingredient that can cater to all your beauty needs? Well, you might think I am just building castles in the clouds, but it’s true. This ingredient’s versatility is simply amazing. Wondering what it is? Read on to know more.

Lemon is the perfect solution to solve a host of skin issues. This sour little fruit is rich in citric acid, vitamin C, vitamin B, phosphorus, and carbohydrates. It is widely used in several brands of skin brightening creams due to its citric acid content, which acts as a natural bleaching component. The active ingredients found in lemon help in tackling skin problems like dark spots, pigmentation, blackheads, pimples, acne, etc. (1, 2, 3).

We have compiled a list of the best ways to use lemon in face packs for different skin types and problems. Try them and bid adieu to all skin problems with these face packs.

How To Use Lemon On Face

  1. Lemon Face Pack For Dry Skin
  2. Lemon Face Pack For Oily Skin
  3. Lemon Face Pack For Sensitive Skin
  4. Lemon Face Pack For Skin Lightening
  5. Lemon Face Pack For Acne
  6. Lemon Face Pack For Tan Removal
  7. Lemon Face Pack For Large Pores
  8. Lemon Face Pack For Under Eye Wrinkles
  9. Lemon Face Pack For Unwanted Hair
  10. Lemon Face Pack For Loose Skin

10 Effective Lemon Face Packs For Different Skin Types

1. Lemon Face Pack For Dry Skin

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You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • A few drops of almond oil
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the ingredients and apply the pack all over your face.
  2. Keep it on for 15 minutes and then rinse off with cold water.
How Often You Should Do This

Use this face pack twice a week.

Why This Works

If you are suffering from dry and patchy skin, you must definitely try the lemon and honey face pack. Honey is a natural humectant that attracts moisture and makes your skin soft and supple (4).

[ Read: Almond Face Pack ]

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2. Lemon Face Pack For Oily Skin

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You Will Need
  • 2 teaspoons multani mitti (Fuller’s earth)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Rose water
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the multani mitti powder and lemon juice. Prepare a smooth paste by adding a couple of drops of rose water.
  2. Apply the pack evenly all over your face.
  3. Rinse off with cold water once it dries.
How Often You Should Do This

Apply this once or twice a week.

Why This Works

Excessive sebum production leads to oily skin. Lemon and multani mitti have oil absorbing properties. This pack also cleanses the skin and stimulates circulation, leading to a brighter skin tone (5).

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3. Lemon Face Pack For Sensitive Skin

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You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • A few drops of rose water
  • 1-2 drops sandalwood oil
What You Have To Do
  1. To the yogurt, add the other ingredients and mix well.
  2. Apply the mixture evenly on your face. Leave it on for 10 minutes.
  3. Rinse with cold water.
How Often You Should Do This

Repeat the application of this face pack every 3-4 days.

Why This Works

If you are suffering from excessive sunburn and frequent rashes, it means your skin is sensitive. Yogurt helps to soothe inflammation, rashes, and any other irritation on your face. It is also highly moisturizing for the skin (6, 7). Lemon lightens the skin tone and acts as a mild astringent.

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4. Lemon Face Pack For Skin Lightening

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You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon ground oats (oatmeal)
  • 1/2 teaspoon tomato pulp
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the ingredients listed above to form a paste.
  2. Apply this pack all over your face. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes and then rinse with cold water.
How Often You Should Do This

You can use this pack up to twice a week.

Why This Works

Lemon is a rich source of vitamin C, which acts as a catalyst to reduce melanin production in the skin. Tomato lightens the skin tone and boosts the elasticity of the skin. The active ingredients in tomato also reduce the appearance of fine lines and dark spots on your face (8). Oatmeal cleanses the skin and keeps it hydrated as well (9).

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5. Lemon Face Pack For Acne

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You Will Need
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • A few drops of rose water
What You Have To Do
  1. Beat the egg white, lemon juice, and rose water together.
  2. Apply the blend in an even layer all over your face and let it dry for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Rinse with cool water.
How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this once every week.

Why This Works

If you regularly suffer from acne and breakouts, the egg white and lemon face pack is the best for you. Egg white contains proteins that dry out pimples and help in rebuilding the skin cells (10). An added benefit of using egg white is that it tightens the skin and gives it a natural glow (11). The antimicrobial properties of lemon help eliminate the pimple-causing bacteria.

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6. Lemon Face Pack For Tan Removal

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You Will Need
  • 1-2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
  • 5-6 drops lemon juice
What You Have To Do
  1. Add the lemon juice to the aloe vera gel and mix well.
  2. Apply this pack on your face and leave it on for 15 minutes.
  3. Rinse with water.
How Often You Should Do This

This face pack can be used daily until the tan is gone.

Why This Works

We know that the acids present in lemon juice aid in skin lightening. Aloe vera soothes sun-damaged skin and also heals any irritation that may be present. It also hydrates the skin, leaving it well-moisturized (12).

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7. Lemon Face Pack For Large Pores

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You Will Need
  • 2-3 cucumber slices
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
What You Have To Do
  1. Blend the cucumber slices along with the lemon juice and apply this mixture on your face.
  2. Gently massage the mixture around the nose area as that’s where most large pores are located.
  3. Keep it on for 10 minutes and then rinse with cool water.
How Often You Should Do This

Do this every alternate day until you get the desired results.

Why This Works

Apart from improving complexion, this face pack’s constituents also shrink large and open pores effectively due to their astringent properties. Cucumber rejuvenates the skin, moisturizes it, and reduces the signs of skin aging (13).

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8. Lemon Face Pack For Under Eye Wrinkles

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You Will Need
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the lemon juice with olive oil.
  2. Apply the mask under and around the eyes carefully. Massage for a minute or two.
  3. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and then rinse with water.

You can also apply this anti-wrinkle mask to the entire face.

How Often You Should Do This

You can use this remedy 3-4 times a week.

Why This Works

Olive oil provides essential nutrients to the skin to keep it well moisturized and free from photodamage. The antioxidants found in it repair the damaged cells (14, 15). Lemon tightens the skin and keeps it firm.

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9. Lemon Face Pack For Unwanted Hair

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You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Water
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the ingredients with enough water to get a thick paste.
  2. Apply this on the face and let it dry naturally.
  3. Once the face pack is dry, remove it by wetting your fingers and scrubbing the mask off slowly.
  4. Rinse your face with water.
How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this once or twice a week.

Why This Works

The cornstarch in this face pack makes the facial hair stand up and away from the skin, making it easy to be scrubbed off with the sugar (16). When you keep the face pack on until it dries, the hair will become loose, and it is easy to remove.

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10. Lemon Face Pack For Loose Skin

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You Will Need
  • 1/4 cup strawberry pulp
  • 3 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
What You Have To Do
  1. Cut some fresh, ripe strawberries and make a pulp out of them.
  2. Add the cornstarch and lemon juice to this pulp. Mix well.
  3. Apply this mixture on the face and neck, and keep it on for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove the face pack using gentle circular motions and then rinse with water.
How Often You Should Do This

Apply this mask once every week.

Why This Works

Strawberries are rich in vitamin C that enhances the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. This reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and makes the skin firm and taut. Strawberries also moisturize the skin and make it soft (17). Lemon aids the strawberry components in this by working as an astringent and shrinking large pores.

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Now that you know the different ways in which lemon can be used to suit your skin type, go on and give these face packs a try. The natural ingredients will give you long-lasting results. You can also drink lemon juice mixed with warm water. Not only will it internally cleanse your body but it will also help you achieve glowing and smooth skin.

Is there any method of using lemon that you swear by? Do let us know by commenting in the box below.

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