Lemon and honey is a magic combination for skin care and it gives wonderful results each time we use it. Since we always have honey and lemon at home, it is a good idea to get to know the various ways to use them for skin care.
We have lemon trees in our farm so our house is always filled with fresh lemons and I also love honey to the point that I have it almost every single day so I always stock organic raw unfiltered honey at home. Since both are at home always, I regularly use lemon and honey for face.
Lemon & Honey For Face:
Both my maternal aunt and I have the habit of writing tips and notes whenever we find or get to know good remedies. Few months back, when I was leafing through the notes, I saw a full page of tips and remedies using lemon and honey that I had written years back.
It was indeed a treasure trove and all the remedies were very easy and effective. I happily tried all those out and have given the ones that I found to be very effective. I especially liked the turmeric honey and lemon face pack, it brightened my skin very well instantly.
Lemon & Honey For Face Benefits:
Lemon helps lighten scars and blemishes very well if used consistently. Honey moisturises dry skin and is a good home remedy for damaged dry skin. Both also have anti bacterial properties so they help keep the skin free of infections too. Try to use raw unprocessed honey and fresh lemon juice for best results.
Lemon & Honey Side Effects For Face
Straight lemon juice usually irritates the skin for many people as it is very high in citric acid so I always like to mix it with conditioning ingredients before using. I only use just few drops of lemon juice for face else it causes more harm than good.
Once I applied little more lemon juice than I normally do and it caused intense burning and redness so now I am very cautious about the amount of lemon juice I use for face. Good quality honey generally agrees with everyone.
5 Top Ways To Use Lemon & Honey For Face
1. Lemon, Honey & Coffee Scrub
Take a tablespoon of coffee powder (not instant) in a bowl. Add in 2 to 3 drops of lemon juice and a teaspoon of honey and mix together to form a scrub and use it both on the face and neck. This scrub will gently exfoliate dead skin and is a good remedy for lightening dark neck.
2. Turmeric, Honey & Lemon Mask
Take 2 teaspoons of turmeric powder in a bowl, add in few drops of lemon juice and enough honey to form into a spreadable paste. Apply all over the face and neck, wait for a few minutes and then wash it off. This pack will treat acne very well.
3. Lemon, Honey & Sugar Lip Scrub
Lemon & honey is an amazing combination for treating dark lips. Lemon removes the tan and honey super moisturizes the lips. For the treatment, mix few drops of fresh lemon juice, honey and dark brown sugar in a bowl. Take little of the mixture and gently massage it on the lips for a few seconds and then wash it off.
4. Besan, Honey, Lemon & Milk Mask
Take a tablespoon of besan also called as gram flour in a bowl. Add in few drops of lemon juice, a teaspoon of honey and enough raw milk to form into a spreadable paste. Apply it all over the face and neck, wait for it to almost dry and then wash it off. This pack helps fade scars and blemishes very well.
5. Rose Water, Lemon & Honey Face Cleanser
Take a tablespoon of steam distilled rose water in a bowl. Add in few drops of lemon juice and a teaspoon of honey and mix well. To use, dip a piece of cotton in this mixture and use it to cleanse the face. All these three ingredients have powerful antibacterial properties and helps remove the dirt and grime without stripping the skin of its natural oils.