In this article you can read about skin care with the usage of one of AHA acids - acid contained in everyone's favorite yellow citrus - LEMON. Let's see how we can use lemon juice and lemon fruit itself for your beautiful face.
AHA acids are included in almost all the series of anti-aging cosmetics from many famous manufacturers of cosmetics.
Lemon juice is a kind of homemade chemical peel, "burning" the top layer of the epidermis, with the aim to even out the skin tone, getting rid of uneven pigmentation, scars and black spots left from acne. Because the lemon juice in its composition contains high concentration of citric acid, that in contact with our skin, it has the following:
Lemon acid weakens the grip of the dead cells of the epidermis. The basal layer of the skin responds immediately - it begins to actively generate new young cells. Thus begins the active renewal of the superficial skin structures.
These effects are achieved due to active synthesis of collagen and elastin – components of collagen and elastin fibers responsible for the elasticity of our skin. Acid contained in lemon juice stimulates fibroblasts, Thus strengthening the collagen and elastin fibers.
Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects contained in lemon juice are associated with the activation of all safety systems of our skin. This is because all the dermal structures are experiencing real stress from chemical burnings received from lemon. Therefore, to urgently mobilize all internal resources, the cells of skin structures are fastened together for total mobilization.
The nutrients in the lemon
In addition to citric acid, this citrus fruit contains a rich complex of vitamins, minerals and trace elements, providing extra power to the cell structures and the antioxidant effect. It is primarily the high content of the strong antioxidant vitamin C. Therefore, lemon treatment is popular for all inflammatory processes in the human body and also stress. Lemon also contains vitamins (B1 and B2), A, D, citrine (vitamin P), pectin and flavonoids.
Usage of lemon juice in skin care
The use of properties of lemon nectar can help women with any skin type and also skin care prone to fading and pigmentation.
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But before the usage of the following recipes I want to warn you: lemon juice is still an acid, though gentle. It can burn the skin, especially sensitive.
Therefore, to be cautious is advised for women with dry and sensitive skin. Lemon juice makes skin drier and makes epidermis thinner. Whitening mix of lemon juice with water and essential oils can be used not more than once a week.
Lotions with the use of citric acid can clear oily and troubled skin by regulating sebum production. Remember that home remedies using citrus do not need to be applied to the eye area and lips.
The easiest lemon fresh lotion
Take 100 g of purified water, add 10-15 drops of lemon nectar. Used it as antiseptic, astringent and cleanser.
Simple whitening lemon fresh lotion
100 g of lemon juice, 100 g of natural mineral water. This tonic is good for flabby and fatty skin, perfectly cleanses the pores.
Lotion for oily skin
2 tablespoons of lemon juice, infusion of witch hazel or vodka, 1 tablespoon of purified boiled water. Mix all ingredients and pour into a sterile bottle. Store in the refrigerator. Wipe face in the morning and evening. The lotion reduces inflammation and fights acne. Also suitable for daily care of oily skin.
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