5 DIY Very Effective & Easy to Prepare Lemon-Based Face Masks for Every Skin Type

Skin imperfections have become a common issue for millions of people all over the world. Radiant and clear complexion is a symbol of beauty and many people are aware of this, especially the ones that struggle with skin issues. Although this is considered to be an aesthetic issue, it can easily turn into a psychological one lowering the self-esteem of a person thus leading to much insecurity and affecting social life.

The author of Forget the Facelift, Doris Day, and also an established dermatologist in New York recommends the use of natural lemon masks. These masks are every effective and very easy to prepare.

We all have different types of skin, but Doris Day suggests a specific mask for every skin type that contributes to positive effects of the use of these masks.

Lemon Masks for Clear Facial Skin

Lemon mask with egg white

The egg white will naturally tighten the pores of the face, soften the skin and prevent the occurrence of wrinkles. This ingredient is also high in natural emulsifiers and lysozymes that reveal antibacterial features that will clean the skin from all its impurities.

Needed Ingredients:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • A few drops of rose water

Preparation and use:

Combine all the listed ingredients and apply it evenly onto your facial skin. Leave it to act for 10 to 15 minutes, and after wash it off with cold water. You should use this mask once a week.

Lemon and honey mask

This mask is suitable for dehydrated skin that lacks nutrition. The lemon is known for its rich content of vitamin C that will battle against oxidative stress thus offering that youthful glow. The honey and almond will soothe and soften the most sensitive and reactive skin.

Needed Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • A few drops of sweet almond oil
  • ½ teaspoon of honey

Preparation and use:

Mix the ingredients and use the resulting mixture on previously cleaned face. Let it act for 15 minutes and after that rinse the face with cold water. Apply this mask two times a week.

Lemon mask with oats and tomato

This mask contains vitamin A and vitamin C that deeply penetrate in the skin and offer their amazing skin properties. The content of tomato will offer the antioxidant effect and thus battle against skin aging and acidity treating brown spots. Plus, the tomato contains lycopene that will do wonders for your skin. The content of vitamin C will enhance the immune system and elevate the production of collagen. On the other hand, the oats contain minerals and vitamin B that support skin elasticity.

Needed Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of oats, ground
  • ½ teaspoon of tomato pulp

Preparation and use:

Mix the ingredients till you create a paste, and then apply it evenly onto your face. Leave to stay for 10 to 15 minutes and after that wash it off with cold water.

Lemon mask with clay

Both lemon and green clay display purifying properties, thanks to which all the impurities and pollutants will be removed from the skin. The vitamin C in lemon acts as a powerful antioxidant thus successfully cleaning clogged pores. On the other hand, the green clay has in its content minerals like potassium, iron, and copper that battle against excess sebum.

Needed Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons of green clay
  • A few drops of rose water

Preparation and use:

Combine the ingredients till you obtain a compact paste texture and if it is too thick you can add a few drops of rose water. Apply the mask, and once is well dried out wash it off.

Lemon mask with natural yoghurt

In case of sensitive skin, the skin becomes easily dehydrated and tight. Therefore, the use of yogurt will offer incredible properties against this skin condition. It contains lactic acid and calcium that offers a rich concentration of α-hydroxy acids (AHA). These acids give the exfoliating effect and as well as smooth the surface of the skin and boost cell renewal.

The addition of rose water will contribute to the antibacterial effect thus helping in the skin healing in case of acne. It soothes and revitalizes the skin, and at the same time lowers the occurrence of wrinkles.

Needed Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • A few drops of rose water
  • 1 teaspoon of plain yoghurt

Preparation and use:

Mix everything and apply the resulting mixture onto your face evenly. Wait for 10 minutes before rinsing your face with cold water. For optimal effects, repeat the treatment regularly with intervals of 3 to 4 days.

 Note:

Lemon is a photosensitizing agent and because of that you need to be careful when exposing your skin to the effects of the sun. Make sure to wash the masks completely before going out. In order to be on the safe side in case of allergies perform a skin test on a patch of skin and if there is no reaction, freely use these masks.

 

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