Using lemon juice for acne is an easy, cheap and effective acne home remedy.
I like to apply the lemon juice to my face at night. That way I can leave the lemon juice on all night. I don’t mind the sticky feeling at night, and it washes off in my morning shower.
First, you will want to clean your skin. You can use whatever you normally do. I use soap and water. The point here is just to remove the oil, dirt and makeup from the day.
Next, squeeze a lemon into a container to extract the juice. Just squeeze out a little at a time. You don’t want to get too much juice. You can squeeze more if you need. Or you could squeeze the entire lemon and keep the juice in a container in the fridge.
Do not dilute with water. Use the full strength lemon juice if you can. If you find the pure juice stings too much, you can dilute with water as needed. Dilute it a little at a time until you are comfortable.
Use a cotton ball or paper towel to apply the lemon juice to your skin. Get it everywhere you need, and directly on whiteheads, blackheads and pimples. You want to get a good coat of juice on your skin. You can gently rub the skin with the cotton ball or paper towel, but you should not be too aggressive. The goal is just to get the juice on the skin and allow the salicylic acid to work its magic and exfoliate your skin.
Again, you may find that lemon juice irritates your skin or is otherwise uncomfortable. Should it be too much to bear, you can wash it off after ten minutes. Otherwise leave the lemon juice on your skin. You may apply makeup over it.
You should follow this treatment every day for two weeks. At the end of two weeks you should notice an improvement.