The first thing that a person notices on our body is the skin; there is no escape of the eye if we have nice looking complexion with radiant skin, after all, skin is our largest body organ. Therefore, we should maintain its health if we want to be beautiful.
The skin is not only aesthetic issue but also the first defense of the body against the external factors and because of that we should pay special attention to its maintenance. Here are certain steps that you need to follow for nice looking facial skin.
Step 1 – First nicely clean your skin in the morning and as well as in the evening
Step 2 – After the cleansing part apply a tonic lotion
Step 3 – Use a moisturizer
Step 4 – You should regularly exfoliate the skin in order to eliminate dead cells once or twice a week and thus brighten your complexion.
Aside this daily skin care routine, you should carefully check your skin for any abnormalities, imperfections, discoloration or any other skin changes. We advise you to check your facial skin by a dermatologist at least once a year. These check-ups must not be neglected, especially if you have the following skin or it is subjected to other external factors:
- Fair skin
- Sun exposure
- History of skin issues
Your skin can have its natural radiance if you apply some of the recipes that we shall present below in the text. Thanks to their use you will whiten and exfoliate your skin and moisturize it properly.
Each one of the recipes contains lemon which has been proven to be very effective when skin care is concerned.
The benefits of lemon
This citrus fruit is high in citric acid which is extremely effective whitening agent that will diminish the brown spots that are present on the skin. Lemon is a natural skin brightener which will provide you with light complexion free of skin imperfections and because of that the cosmetic industry use it in various cosmetic products for skin whitening.
Due to the photo-sensitizing properties of lemon you should use all these recipes in the evening in order to avoid any side effects. Have in mind not to use lemon directly onto your skin.
Natural Lemon Recipes for Healthy Skin
DIY Skin Lightening Mask
- 1 juiced lemon
- 1 tablespoon of Sandalwood powder
Just combine both ingredients till you obtain a smooth and homogeneous paste.
Prior use nicely clean your face and neck and after that use the mask. Let it stay till the mask completely dries out. After that, wash it off with lukewarm water.
The presence of sandalwood powder will remove acne and blackheads by preventing hyper pigmentation of the skin. This ingredient reveals lightening property that will entirely cleanse the skin and gradually lighten the complexion.
DIY Facial Exfoliating Mask
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
- Coconut oil
- A little bit of salt
Combine the lemon juice and the salt in a bowl.
Use this preparation onto your face by applying it with a gently massage. Leave it to stand for around 20 minutes. After that, wash it off with cold water. In the end dab a cotton ball into a coconut oil and apply it on your face.
This mask contains lemon and salt that will remove the presence of bacteria and completely clean the pores. On the other hand, the application of coconut oil will properly moisturize and nourish the skin.
DIY Tonic Lotion for Skin Whitening
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons of rose water
Just combine the ingredients and the resulting mixture and use it on your face. First nicely clean the skin and with a cotton ball soaked in the mixture wipe off the face. Remember to use a moisturizer after this treatment.
The presence of lemon will naturally whiten the skin and the rose water will tighten the skin pores and cleanse the skin which will offer a fresh complexion.
DIY Skin Moisturizer
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- Half a teaspoon of Aloe Vera gel
- Half a teaspoon of sweet almond oil
In a small pot combine the listed ingredients and the resulting preparation apply it as a night cream every night before going to sleep.
The presence of Aloe Vera gel will properly moisturize the skin, and it will get immediately absorbed by the skin thus soothing dry, sensitive and damaged areas.
Sweet Almond Oil is high in potassium, zinc, vitamins A, D and E, protein and monounsaturated fatty acids. These components keep your skin cells healthy and offer a smoother skin appearance with no skin impurities.