Sunday, 26 June 2016

The Beauty Myth: Lemon Juice Lightens Skin

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True. The humble lemon is one of nature's greatest ingredients and it has been employed cosmetically for centuries. It is packed with antioxidants, has antibacterial and antiviral properties and is high in Vitamin C. However it is the alpha-hydroxy acids in lemon juice that lighten and brighten the skin and hair. The alpha-hydroxy acids in lemon juice have mild exfoliative effects which gently peel off the upper layer of skin, removing or lightening some age spots.

You can apply lemon juice directly to the skin using your fingers or a cotton pad. However be aware that lemon juice increases your skin's sensitivity to sunlight, so wait for it to dry on your skin before going out in the sunlight and be sure to apply an SPF!

If you don't fancy going down the raw lemon juice route, try One Love Organics Morning Glory 30ml ($59.00 oneloveorganics.com) - a powerful serum that contains organic lemon balm. This complexion booster helps to de-puff and protect the skin, as well as brighten the shit out of it! I love this stuff.

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