Have you ever tried a DIY natural lemon mask?
Imagine a facial mask using only ingredients that you can find in your kitchen.
Ingredients you can actually pronounce and not have to go Google the side effects. Your skin will definitely thank you for using safer, less toxic products.
Not to mention, homemade DIY facial kits is a lot easier on the pocket. It does not have to take a huge chunk of your day.
How does under 30 minutes sound?
In this short video, I share how to do a DIY facial for acne, uneven skin tone and anti-ageing in the comfort of your home. I also share how to have professional grade specialized facial that reduces wrinkles and fine lines. This facial takes only 10 mins and no prepping or mess. No cleanup.
In this blog conversation, I will be sharing simple lemon facials masks for anti-ageing, dark spots, brightening, glowing clear skin, dry skin, dull skin, oily skin and even acne.
What are the Benefits of Lemon Facial Masks?
Lemon is like the Don Juan when it comes to facials products with so many benefits. It hydrates, cleanses and brightens the skin. The antimicrobial properties of lemon help eliminate the pimple-causing bacteria. Lemons are a great source of vitamin C which is essential for collagen production.
Therefore lemon can reduce sagging skin, wrinkles, fine lines, acne, dark spots and blackheads from the skin even while improving your skin tone and texture. Lemon possesses astringent properties that clean and shrink pores
Adding lemon to your home facials can give you the benefits of a chemical peel without the risks of infection or chemical burn.
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Basic Honey Lemon Mask For Glowing Skin
This is great for normal skin.
Take a cold half lemon.
Add 2-3 drops or 1 tsp of honey to the lemon.
Rub the lemon on your face in a circular motion, focusing on trouble areas.
Leave it on your face for about 5 to 15 minutes and then wash it off with cold water. Pat dry
Benefits: Honey has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and moisturising properties. Honey is an exfoliant and humectant and thus can treat dry skin.
This face mask reduces marks and helps fight pimples. Additionally, This honey lemon mask removes dead skin cells and stimulates new skin cell production which helps keep your skin soft and smooth.
Brown Sugar And Lemon Facial Mask for Dry Skin
Three crushed blueberries or raspberries ( you can use a mixture of both or leave out totally)
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. fine brown sugar ( or fine white sugar)
Rub the mixture on your face and leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes
Then rinse with cold water and pat dry.
Benefits: Great for combination to dry skin. Brown sugar is an excellent exfoliator that removes dead skin cells and softens skin. It hydrates the skin. Adds that extra glow to the skin.
Avocado And Lemon Face Mask For Acne
1 mashed ripe avocado
Juice of half a lemon
1 tbsp honey (optional)
Mix mashed avocado and lemon juice together.
Apply this face mask to clean and dry face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
Wash off with warm water then cool water and pat your face dry.
Benefits: Avocado consists of folate and multivitamins like vitamin C, B6, A and E. It helps cleanse the impurities in the face and provides extra hydration.
It exfoliates dead skin, prevents skin from harmful UV rays, kills acne-causing bacteria, and helps prevents future acne. This mask is great for oily skin as well since the avocado absorbs excess oil.
Aloe Vera and Lemon Mask for Dark Spots and Acne Scars
Extract the gel from the aloe vera plant.
Add 1 tsp lemon juice
Add 1 tbsp honey
Mix ingredients together.
Rub on your face and neck and massage the skin for 5 minutes.
Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes then rinse off with warm water.
Benefits: Aloe vera contains many compounds such as minerals, amino acids and enzymes that are useful for our health and skin. It can help improve blood circulation and detoxification.
Aloes ( as we say in the Caribbean) is renowned for its excellent skin-soothing and healing properties. It’s especially useful for burns, sunburns, irritation, allergies and even acne.
This aloe vera face mask soothes and calms your skin while fighting acne at the same time. It evens out the skin tone. It is safe for all skin types.
Yogurt, Rose Water And Lemon Mask For Sensitive Skin
1 teaspoon yogurt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3 drops of rose water
2 drops sandalwood oil
Mix ingredients together.
Apply mixture evenly to your face and leave it on for 10 minutes.
This will be thin so wear a old jersey or shirt.
Wash off with cold water and pat dry.
Benefits: Yogurt contains citric acid which can help to reduce the uneven skin tone or patchy issues. It can help remove the suntan and other blemishes from your face.
Tomato, Oats And Lemon Mask
2 tbsp powdered oats
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp of tomato juice
1 tsp honey (optional)
Mix all ingredients. Apply this mixture on your face and neck.
Leave it for 15-20 minutes and wash it off with cold water later.
Benefits: Tomato juice has astringent properties that naturally lighten the skin. It also reduces the appearance of fine lines and dark spots. This homemade pack would reduce the pigmentation and the dark patches from your sun-tanned skin. The oats provide gentle exfoliation that gives a deep cleanse while retaining skin’s natural moisture.
Cucumber, Rose Water and Lemon Mask
1 tbsp of rose water
1 tbsp of lemon juice
2 blended cucumbers
Mix ingredients into a paste.
Apply mixture to your face evenly and leave it on for 10 minutes.
Wash off with cold water and pat dry.
Benefits: Cucumber contains silica which rejuvenates the skin and removes unwanted marks from the skin. It is also known for its moisturizing, soothing and calming properties. This facial mask helps to shrink large pores.
Rose water works well on dry skin, ageing, oily, and acne prone skin. It has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce skin irritation, acne, dermatitis and eczema. It is commonly used as a cleanser for removing oil and dirt in clogged pores.
Sandalwood has antibacterial, anti-ageing and strong healing properties. It is used to treat acne sunburn and dry skin.
Green Tea, Turmeric And Lemon Mask
2 tbsp of brewed green tea,
a pinch of turmeric
1/2 tsp lemon juice
Mix ingredients together and apply it to your face using a cotton ball.
Let it dry for 3 minutes and then repeat.
After applying the paste evenly.
Leave it on for 10 minutes and then wash it off and pat your face dry.
Benefits: Turmeric is a natural antiseptic with skin lightening and anti-inflammatory properties which help minimize scars, clear acne and other skin problems. Green tea is rich in antioxidants that help to nourish the skin and decrease wrinkles. It is also a natural UV protector.
Potatoes and Lemon Mask
1/2 medium sized potatoes. Grated and smashed
1 lemon ( juice)
Mix into a smooth paste.
Apply the mixture evenly on your face.
Leave it on for 20 minutes and then wash it off with warm water.
Benefits: This facial mask helps with removing hyperpigmentation and dark spots. It helps to improve the skin tone and even lightens the dark circles around the eyes. It also a great facial for oily skin.
Milk and Lemon Peel Mask
Skin of 1 lemon grated
1 cup milk
Mix and wash face. Leave it on for 10 to 15 mins
Wash with warm water and pat dry.
Be mindful that this may be too strong for some skin types.
Other natural ingredients you may want to consider using with lemon:
For dry skin and sun damage: almond oil and olive oil
For acne and oily skin: basil
For acne and sagging skin: egg white
For dark spots: papaya
For brighter glowing skin: coconut oil
Remember These Do’s and Don’ts
- Thoroughly remove all makeup and clean the face before applying any face mask.
- Do an allergy test for every ingredient.
- Do a patch test for any mask before using on entire face.
- You can use lime (less) and grapefruit instead of lemon in most cases.
- Apply moisturizer after washing off the facial mask because lemon is acidic and can dry your skin.
- Wear a sunscreen with high SPF. Lemon can increase sensitivity to sunlight
- Don’t apply lemon juice directly on open cuts on your skin. It may cause a burning sensation.
- Don’t apply these masks daily. It may dry out your skin or cause irritation.
- Don’t save leftover mask. Always make a fresh batch for use.