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Should I use lemon juice on my face?

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Lemon juice is a useful natural ingredient for skin care and dental hygiene. According to the Huffington Post, lemon juice is a mild but effective bleaching agent that gradually lightens excessive pigmentation, scars and other minor imperfections. When mixed with baking soda, lemon juice has a similar effect on teeth. The New Health Guide reveals that it also kills acne bacteria.

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Should I use lemon juice on my face?
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Lemon juice is a powerful weapon against dandruff. The Huffington Post recommends a scalp mask made with lemon juice, honey and olive oil to moisturize the scalp, soothe itching skin and nourishe hair follicles. Lemon juice is also a safe, non-toxic hair bleach that creates natural-looking highlights when combined with sun exposure. This effect is most pronounced on light hair. Spray bottles provide easy, even application.

Homemade facial cleansers made from lemon juice, honey and plain yogurt smooth, soothe and gently cleanse all skin types. Sliced lemon halves are powerful exfoliators that visibly reduce blackheads after a single application. The lemon's natural texture provides the perfect amount of friction against moist skin.

Lemon juice is safe for all skin types. However, the New Health Guide warns that it increases sun sensitivity and should not be applied over rashes, bug bites or broken skin. Lemon juice treatments on extremely sensitive skin should have juice diluted with distilled water and be applied sparingly.


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