Top 3 Lemon Face Mask Recipes for Fresh & Bright Skin


Lemon juice is popularly used to treat acne, fade blemishes and control oily skin. A toner made of fresh lemon juice mixed with water can act as a great toner to tighten large pores and minimize oily skin. Lemon offers so much for beautiful glowing skin. Lemon contains anti bacterial and antioxidant properties which protect skin cells from free radical damage as well as help repair cells and speed up the process of cell regeneration. What makes it so great for skin? Let’s first look at the nutrients found in lemon and their many benefits for skin:

Nutrient
Benefits for Skin
Vitamin C
Boosts collagen production. Promotes skin elasticity.
Citric Acid
Help treat acne and pimples. Shrink and tighten large pores. Brighten dull skin. Helps fade dark spots, acne scars, blemishes, freckels and even out skin discolorations. Slows fine lines and fights wrinkles. Speeds up new cell turn over. Lightens skin tone. Scours off dead cells on skin’s surface and within pores.
Potassium
Hydrates and moisturizes. Soothes and heals dry skin.
Lutein
Strengthens skin’s natural antioxidant system. Bolster’s skin’s UV defence. Improves skin hydration and photo-protection. Promotes skin elasticity. Fights against free radicals which cause premature aging. Increase the level of superficial lipids in skin.

Anti-Wrinkle Lemon Face Mask with Green Tea

Green tea is full of antioxidants and phytochemicals that will keep the wrinkles at bay. Lemon juice, coupled with powerful green tea will banish fine lines and prevent premature aging of skin. Turmeric has antiinflammatory and antioxidant properties that will protect skin from premature aging. Let’s look at more benefits of green tea for skin:

Ingredient
Role in Face Mask
Green Tea
Provide antioxidant protection. Full of multivitamins and minerals that nourish all skin types. Fight wrinkles and slow fine lines. Contain anti cancer properties that guard skin against cancerous cells. Antibacterial which treats acne. Bolster’s skin’s UV defence. Offers a natural shield against UV damage.
Turmeric
Has medcinal, healing and aniinflammatory properties. Will save your skin from many inflammatory conditions including acne, eczema, rosacea and others. Offers antioxidant protection. Lightens dark spots, age spots, freckles, acne scars, dark marks and discolorations.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons green tea
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice.

Directions
Add the above ingredients into a small mixing bowl and mix well. Using a clean cotton ball, pat the lemon face mask onto your clean face, tackling all areas. Wait for 3 minutes for it to dry up. When the mask is dry, use another cotton ball to pat the mixture again over the thin dry mask. Repeat the procedure until all of the face mask mixture is done. Let the final coat of the face mask settle for 10 minutes. When the time is up, wash off with cool water. Pat dry.

Anti-Acne Lemon Egg White Face Mask

If you’re acne prone and oily, lemon juice and egg white is just what you need to scrouge off those excess oils and clear out acne. Egg white has long been used for tightening and lifting skin as well as shrinking large pores from which sebum keeps poring out. The egg white will also create a pH balance which will keep the lemon juice from inflaming and irritating the acne on your face. More benefits of egg white for skin below:

Ingredient
Role in Face Mask
Egg White
Contains multivitamins and minerals including protein which protect skin from free radical damage. Nourishes skin. Reduces oilyness in skin. Fights acne. Tightens and shrinks large pores. Lifts sagging skin.

Ingredients

  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 or 1 teaspoon of lemon juice

Directions
In a small mixing bowl, whisk an egg white until frothy. Stir in the freshly squeezed lemon juice as instructed below in the Tips section. Onto your clean face, gently massage the lemon face mask in a circular motion. Let the mask sit for 10 to 15 minutes. When the time is up, rinse off with tepid water. Pat your face dry.

Anti-Blemish Lemon Honey Face Mask

This anti-blemish face mask comprises lemon, honey and tomato. These three kitchen ingredients are one of the best for skin lightening and evening out skin discolorations. Coupled with lemon, honey and tomato will diminish the size of your blemishes and visibly lighten them, making your skin smooth and freckle-free. Let’s get started with knowing the indepth benefits of honey and tomato for skin:

Ingredient
Role in Face Masks
Honey
Humectant which preserves moisture in skin cells. Contains antiseptic and antibacterial properties that kill acne causing bacteria and other germs stuck to skin. Gentle moisturizer. Has skin lightening properties. Soothes inflamed acne. Fades blemishes, dark spots, freckles and evens out skin discolorations.
Tomato
Rich in antioxidants. Lightens blemishes and evens out skin discolorations. Combat free radicals that cause premature aging and oxidative stress. Promote youthful radiant skin.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon tomato pulp

Directions
Combine the above ingredients thoroughly in a small mixing bowl. Use clean fingertips to apply the lemon face mask onto your clean face. Let the mask sit for about 10 minutes. When the time is up, use warm water to loosen the mask before rinsing with cool water. Pat dry with a clean soft towel.

About Helthmunsta : Author of this Article

Hello! I am a 21 year old student, living far away from my amazing family! I miss them a lot! Being away from home, I ate a lot of junk food and my health habits were not good at all. Before I knew it, I put on a total of…wait for it….35 POUNDS! WOAH! NOT GOOD.

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