By Dr Kaustav Guha R&D Head SkinKraft Labs, leading Proven science Beauty Brand.
We all know about the goodness of lemon. This citric fruit is loaded with natural ingredients for soothing and healing skin. But do you know that lemon peel is equally suitable for our skin? So next time you have a lemon, do not throw away the peels and use them in various face packs for healthy skin.
Lemon peel has many enzymes, vitamins, and minerals that can improve many skin problems like acne, pigmentation, dark spots, and wrinkles. The antioxidant property of lemon helps remove the free radicals and detoxify the skin.
The acidic nature of lemon peel helps clean and lighten the skin, remove dead skin cells, and help stimulate new skin growth. Gently rubbing the lemon peel on blackheads helps to remove them effectively. The citric acid in the peels dissolves the blackheads and makes your skin clear.
7 Ways To Use Lemon Peel For Healthy Skin
1. Treat acne with lemon peel
Take a fresh lemon and squeeze out the juice in a bowl. Grate the peel and mix it with the juice. Dilute the mixture with a few drops of rose water. Now gently apply the mixture to your face and massage for 5-6 minutes. Leave it for 15 minutes. Wash it off with cold water and pat dry your face. Repeat this process once every day, and you will soon start to notice the difference.
Remember, lemon juice is concentrated, and applying it directly to the face can irritate significantly if your acne has already flared up. So, always dilute it before applying it to the face.
2. Lemon peel anti-tan pack
Dry lemon peels under the sun and churn it to powder. Store it in an airtight container. Take two tablespoons of lemon peel powder and mix it with one tablespoon of sandalwood powder. Add a few drops of rose water to make it a thick paste. Clean your face with a mild face cleanser and pat dry. Now apply the pack on your face, neck, and hands. Leave it for some time until the pack dries. Now wash it with cold water and pat it dry.
3. Lemon peel face scrubber
Lemon peel can work as a great face scrubber too. Take two tablespoons of dry lemon peel powder and mix it with one tablespoon of walnut powder. Mix it with 2-3 drops of lemon juice and make a paste. Apply on your face and gently massage. Leave it for some time and wash it off with cold water. Use this scrub pack once a week to see results.
4. Skin brightening lemon peel face mask
Are you looking for a natural skin brightening face mask? Try this! Take dry lemon peel powder in a bowl. Mix well to make your face pack. Ensure the consistency of the face pack is thick and not too runny. Coat your face and neck and other exposed parts of the body with the mask. Leave it for some time and then wash with cold water. While wearing the pack, do not stretch your skin and avoid talking or smiling. Let the face muscles relax.
5. Lemon peel for instant glow
In a hurry to attend that event? Want an instant glow of the skin? Try this! Mix two teaspoons of lemon peel powder, half a teaspoon of turmeric powder, and one tablespoon of raw honey. Mix all the ingredients, and your instant glow mix is ready. Apply on your face evenly and wash it off after 10 minutes. If you have a dry skin problem, replace honey with rose water.
6. Lemon peel for pigmentation
Try this lemon peel face mask for brighter skin if you have a skin pigmentation problem. Add one tablespoon of lemon peel powder and one tablespoon of lemon peel powder. Mix them well with one teaspoon of curd. Apply the pack twice a week on your face for brighter skin.
7. All-purpose lemon peel face mask
This lemon peel face mask is meant for all skin types and can control different skin problems at once. For this, you will need one tablespoon of freshly grated lemon peel, half a tablespoon of lemon peel powder, and one tablespoon of gram flour. Take all the ingredients in a bowl. Add 2-3 drops of raw milk and make a thick paste. Apply a pinch of freshly made turmeric powder. Apply it on your face and neck, leave it for some time until it dries up, and then wash in cold water.
Apply this face mask at least two times a week for best results. While the lemon peel works as an exfoliator, gram flour helps control oil secretion, and milk provides the nourishment your skin needs.
Lemon peel has many skin benefits, and when used in the right way, it can improve your overall skin texture and solve many skin problems. SkinKraft offers customized skin care products. They analyze your skin type and make skincare products tailored to your skin’s needs.