A Natural Treatment for Acne
Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States affecting about 50 million people. Heredity, along with other factors such as diet, stress, and oily skin also contributes to acne, which is caused by a bacteria called Propionibacterium Acnes or P Agnes.
The juices from fresh lemons can be very beneficial in the treatment of acne. The high antioxidants, as well as its natural levels of citric acid, are what make it so effective. The best way to use lemon juice is to first cleanse your skin with our SKY Essentials Tea Tree and Eucalyptus Cleanser which is a gentle sulfate-free cleanser that cleans deep within the pores. Then squeeze half a lemon into a bowl, dip a cotton ball into the juice and apply directly to the affected areas. Let dry for 10 minutes and then rinse. End with our SKY Essentials Ultra Light Hydrating Fluid which hydrates your skin instantly, without oils and won't clog pores.
Why can lemon juice get rid of acne?
Reduces oil production due to the drying effects of citric acid
Antiseptic properties which kill the bacteria that leads to acne
Reduces redness and inflammation that help treat inflammatory acne
The citrus in lemons acts as a natural exfoliant, removing the dead skin cells that can clog pores
The Vitamin C in lemons is a powerful antioxidant
The absorbing acid found in lemons can slow the growth of bacteria that can lead to acne
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