How To Whiten Skin With Lemon?

Mar 9, 2023 | By NuBest Beauty
How to whiten skin with lemon and why does it help? That said, lemons are helpful for dealing with dark spots, freckles, and acne damage since they are rich in vitamin C, which is known as a powerful antioxidant. When lemon juice is applied to the skin, it plays an important role in helping us deal with hyperpigmentation. To optimize the benefits of using lemon juice to lighten your skin tone, it is better to combine lemon juice with other ingredients such as honey, sugar, baking soda, etc. Below we have listed 9 ways of using lemon to get your skin to glow from the inside out

Whiten skin with lemon and honey

Honey is very beneficial to your skin as this natural ingredient contains a lot of useful properties such as antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, and exfoliating. Therefore, the combination of lemon and honey is absolutely safe. It is not only friendly-budget but also leaves your skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated!

Before you start, make a quick note: some people may be sensitive to lemon or allergic to the components of honey, so it is necessary to do a patch test. Please follow the steps below:

As for lemon: 

  • Apply a drop of lemon to a small patch of skin

  • Wait a few minutes to see your skin reacts to lemon juice

If your skin does not show any signs of redness, irritation, swelling, or itching, it’s probably safe to use lemon on your face.

As for honey: Do the same with lemon, but this time you have to wait for 24 hours to check the reaction.

How to make the mask and use it? 

  • Pour boiling water into a bowl, and stand above the water to allow the steam to rise to your face. Note: this step is optional, but will serve to open your pores (as well as feel amazing).

  • Blend well the juice from half a lemon and 1 tbsp of organic honey.

  • Apply it all over your face and neck, yet not the areas near your eyes.

  • Wait 20 minutes, then wash off with warm water, followed by cold water. The cold water is also optional but will help close your pores.

  • Pat dry.

And that’s it! So simple.

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 Whiten skin with lemon juice

  • Use lemon juice, or squeeze the juice from a lemon into a bowl and add an equal amount of water to it.

  • Soak a cotton ball and apply it onto any dark spots on your face.

  • Leave it for 20 minutes and wash your face off with cool water.

You can use this recipe a few times a week and remember not to let the lemon juice on your skin when going out because it can cause burns and blisters.

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 Whiten skin with lemon and sugar

Sugar can be one of the most effective ingredients in lightening your skin as the granules of sugar help to open pores for moisture and exfoliate the skin. When it is mixed properly, sugar can lighten and soften your skin. So, it is a good idea to give a mixture of lemon and sugar a try:

  • Mix one cup of sugar with half a cup of lemon juice in a bowl or cup.

  • Rub it onto the desired area of your skin. Allow it to sit on the skin for three to four minutes. 

  • Wipe clean with a clean cloth or paper towel, and rinse in warm water.

You can use this recipe at least twice a week to steadily improve your skin tone!

Whiten skin with lemon and baking soda

Baking soda offers several health and beauty benefits, such as clearing acne and breakouts, tightening pores, glowing skin or helping you get rid of spots and scars (especially those left behind acne or pimples). Moreover, baking soda also has little or no side effects. That’s why mixing baking soda with lemon juice will be an effective and safe bleaching solution.

  • In a bowl, add one teaspoon of baking soda and squeeze the juice of half a lemon in it.

  • Mix the two to get a thick paste and apply it on your clean face.

  • Leave it on for a couple of minutes, and then wash your wash with warm water and later with a cold splash.

It is recommended to use this mixture at night as sun exposure can darken your skin after using lemon juice. Use this once or twice a week to see visible changes.

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Whiten skin with lemon and milk

For a long time, milk has been used as a method to make skin look naturally beautiful as it offers a wide range of benefits to the skin. For example, milk can treat acne, reduce signs of aging, moisturize, and brighten skin. In addition, milk is not as expensive as other beauty products. For this reason, milk has been women’s go-to beauty treatment. A mix of milk and lemon has been known to assist in freckle removal and to aid the fairer sex in getting pure white skin. 

  • Squeeze fresh lemons to get lemon juice. 

  • Use a bowl to collect the lemon juice.

  • Measure a cup of milk into the bowl and use a whisk to mix the milk and the lemon juice. The milk and the lemon juice need to mix nicely within a minute or two of whisking it.

  • Clean your face with warm water and clean face cloth. Do not use soap, as this will clog your pores. 

  • Pat your face dry with a clean towel.

  • Saturate the face cloth with this mixture, and then apply it on your face.

  • Leave the mixture on your face for a few minutes and rinse it off.

Try doing it for three or four times a week, and you will see the results.

Whiten skin with lemon and turmeric

Turmeric benefits the skin a great deal in dealing with light skin conditions (reducing redness from blemishes, calming inflamed and irritated skin) and even the trickiest ones (psoriasis, rosacea, eczema). Thus, a mixture of turmeric and lemon can do wonders for your skin tone and condition instantly. 

  • Remove the seeds of the lemon.

  • Dip this half part in turmeric powder.

  • Rub this lemon on your skin face for about 5 minutes.

  • Leave it on your face for 10 minutes.

  • Wash your face with cold water.

You can use this recipe three times a week, ideally before bedtime to get desired results.

Whiten skin with lemon and aloe vera

Aloe vera is extensively used in cosmetics and beauty products thanks to its all-good properties. To illustrate, it can act as a moisturizer and be used for fighting sunburn. It also helps to reduce acne and prevent aging. Therefore, when combining lemon and aloe vera, you can see significant improvements in your skin, especially its texture and its complexion.

  • Mix aloe vera in lemon juice in an 8 to 1 ratio.

  • Spread this mixture evenly over your face.

  • Leave it on for about 10 minutes. You should avoid the sensitive eye area and wash the mask off thoroughly afterward.

To get the best results, you can use it daily.

Whiten skin with lemon and coconut oil

With the ability to hydrate skin and improve skin quality thanks to its antibacterial and antifungal properties, coconut oil is used not only in the kitchen but also in skincare. So, it is not a bad idea to mix lemon and coconut oil gently together to keep your skin healthy and radiant.

  • Pour 4 tbsp of coconut oil into a medium size bowl. The coconut oil needs to be solid as we will whip it up, and it will be quicker to get a creamy fluffy texture.

  • Squeeze 2 lemons into the coconut cream mixture. At this step, you can add vitamin E oil or your favorite essential oil. 

  • Apply this blend to your skin and leave it for a few minutes.

  • Rinse it off with warm water.

You can use this pack on a daily basis to brighten up your skin faster. It has to be stored in the fridge to prevent it from melting.

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Whiten skin with lemon and yogurt:

It can be said that yogurt is very versatile. When it comes to nutrition, yogurt is very rich in proteins, probiotics, and bone-building calcium. As for beauty tips, it offers a variety of potential benefits for the skin. For this reason, a mask of lemon and yogurt can be a good skincare option.

  • Mix yogurt and lemon in a small bowl.

  • Apply the thick mixture to the skin.

  • Let it sit on it for about 15 minutes.

  • Wash it off with warm water and pat dry. 

For the best results, use this mask up to three times a week. Since AHA in this blend increases skin sensitivity to sunlight, you’d better apply this mask in the evening rather than in the daytime. Last but not least, it’s best to go for natural probiotics and flavor-free yogurt as seeds and pieces of fruit may interfere with this application

(*) All pictures shown are for illustration purpose only.
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