Lemon is wonderful for your health, both inside and out. On the inside, it is one of the best, most natural ways to cleanse your metabolism of harmful toxins which can cause all manner of health problems such as high cholesterol and heart disease. It stimulates the lymph nodes for proper drainage and provides vitality to your system.
But, that’s not all! Lemon oil can also be used to whiten your teeth, freshen laundry, get rid of unsightly cellulite, clean the furniture and wash your face. Plus, if that’s not enough to get you excited, Ayurvedic medicine has been utilizing lemons and the derivative oil for centuries to treat a plethora of medical and health problems.
Lemon Essential Oil For Facial Skin Care
Just as lemon can help purify our insides — lemon essential oil is known to help purify the skin and is said to be the most powerful anti-microbial remedy in the entire arsenal of essential oils.
Simply use lemon essential oil mixed with a carrier oil, such as olive oil, to your face. Your skin will feel soft and refreshed. Reduce acne breakouts and minimize scars with the natural healing properties of lemon essential oil.
If you’re concerned about premature aging, (who isn’t?) use lemon essential oil to protect your skin cells against the free radicals that steal the oxygen from your skin. Free radicals damage your skin cells and make the skin appear dull and dry. The result is fine lines and wrinkles, which none of us want! Be careful as it can make your skin photosensitive, so use it at night time and during the summertime protect with sun blocker.
Lemon essential oil can also help if you have oily skin. The astringent elements of the oil help to lessen the sebum on your skin by shrinking pores and making them less reactive to the oil that can cause skin problems such as pimples and acne.
Make a Spray for Cleansing, Toning and Lightening
As a toner and skin lightener, lemon essential oil is perfect for the cause. Mix a drop of lemon oil in a cup of pure water and use a spray bottle to spritz it on your face after cleansing, to tighten the skin and shrink large pores.
Rather than using expensive, highly-perfumed deodorants, which quite often come with harmful ingredients and side effects, use lemon essential oil as a natural way to mask odors, cleanse excess sweat and sebum and naturally refresh and heal the skin.
The underarms are a sensitive area and this natural oil may be perfect for you, especially if commercial deodorants cause discomfort. Just add a few drops to water, or use your spray bottle that you have ready to use. Test in a small spot after shaving as it might sting a bit due to the acidic content.
The clean and refreshing smell of lemon essential oil can also be a natural anti-depressant. The aroma can quickly ease and clear your mind and wake you up pleasantly and completely. You can look good and boost your moods at the same time!