Sunday, December 19, 2010
How to Use Lemons to Remove Age Spots
Lemons are one of nature's powerhouses! Ever notice that most cleaning products contain "The Power of Lemons"? Well, its not an advertiser gimmick.... Lemons actually are an excellent agent to break-up and remove dirt. They can also be used on your skin to reduce age spots and dark spots left over from acne scarring.
What to do to remove dark/age spots:
Take a lemon and squeeze the juice from it using a juicer or your hands if you don't have a juicer. (You can store the lemon juice in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.) Take a cotton ball and saturate it with the fresh squeeze lemon juice. Focusing on the dark spot(s), pat the saturated cotton ball on the hyperpigmentation spot(s). Repeat for several days or until the spots are gone or you receive the desired results. When I do this, I noticed a different within 5-7 days.
Please check out my previous post on Night Time Facial Treatment which explores a three step process using Amla, Lemons and Cucumbers!
BONUS: In addition, lemon juice can be used to whiten nails as well! For your at home mani, simple soak your clean finger nails in a small bowl of fresh squeezed lemon juice for about 10 minutes. You will notice instant whiter nails! This is especially good if you wear a lot of dark fingernail polish.
NOTE: Lemon juice can increase sensitivity to sunlight so be sure to wear sunscreen. I would suggest doing the treatment at night before bedtime. Please also check with your physician before use to ensure that hyperpigmentation is not related to another problem such as skin cancer. In addition, I am not a physician, so please check with your doctor before proceeding.