Lemon For Skin | 11 Exciting Ways It Can Help You

lemon for skin

lemon for skin


Adding lemon and using products that contain lemon peel bioferment or ingredients that are made from lemon to your skin care can bring a wide variety of benefits. 

(Keep in mind that using lemon and citrus ingredients can potentially increase photo sensitivity so be sure to wear a sunscreen every day when these ingredients are used.)


The lemon was first introduced in Italy around 200 AD, and spread to Iraq and Egypt around 700 AD.  Lemon was then widely distributed around the Mediterranean, and then introduced to China and America. 

The medicinal virtue of lemons, specifically the citron, is clearly evidenced by its Latin name – Citrus medica.  Traditionally in cosmetics, lemons have been used as a source of the alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) citric acid. Typically lemon juice contains between 5 and 8 percent citric acid. The most obvious medicinal use of lemon was as a source of Vitamin C to prevent scurvy. Owing to its high level of Vitamin C, fresh lemon juice has been recommended in some herbal circles as a treatment of many skin care issues and problems. 

Given its relatively high acid content, coupled with antioxidant activity, it is obvious why lemon juice has been promoted as a natural skin lightener.

As early as 1986 researchers began demonstrating some interesting properties from the peel of the lemon. Studies showed that the hesperidin and naringin are principally responsible for the significant antioxidant properties of citrus peel.

In 2000, the University of Arizona published a study where they were able to correlate consumption of citrus peel with a reduction in squamous cell carinoma. Coincidentally, Arizona is one of the predominant producers of lemon in the US. Recently a group of researchers in Taiwan, looking to develop a commercial usage for lemon peels, discovered that the peel itself has some potent anti-tyrosinase activity.

The smell of lemon often promotes thoughts of freshness, cleanliness and good health.  I personally love to add it to my drinks, food and room scent, which can immediately bring about an uplifting change to anyone’s mood.

Research shows that lemon oil is a very effective aromatherapy option and helps to boost energy levels, which can cause individuals to feel more mentally alert and fight depression.


1:  Lemon can naturally and gradually remove blackheads. Citric acid, a type of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), can help break down dead skin cells that lead to noninflammatory forms of acne like blackheads.

2:  Lemons have antibacterial and anti-fungal properties make them a natural alternative to treat acne. Lemon juice has astringent qualities due to its acidic level. Ingredients with a high pH level like lemons can help decrease inflammation and oil that may contribute to the formation of acne.

Simply slice open a lemon and rub it across your face. Or you can add a few drops of honey to a lemon half before applying it directly to the area where you have blackheads. Wait five to 10 minutes before rinsing off with cold water.

3:  Lemons can lighten dark spots and sun damage.  Topically applying lemon juice will help promote skin lightening caused by sun damage and the effects of aging.   

4:  Lemons also have antimicrobial effects, which may help tame bacteria that lead to inflammation.  Because lemon also has antifungal effects, it can help treat candida rashes as well as scalp fungus that sometimes occurs with seborrheic dermatitis.

5:  Lemons can fade and reduce scarring discoloration, which can be embarrassing and a pain to get rid of.  Lemon juice's citric acid gradually fades spots and evens your skin tone.  Be cautious of open wounds or cuts on the face, as it can sting.

6:  They can help balance oily skin. Wipe skin with a cotton ball soaked in lemon juice and you’ll notice instant improvement.  Try doing this before bed and washing your face the next morning to prevent oily skin.

7:  Lemons can naturally exfoliate skin.  Lemon juice can remove any dead skin cells so that your skin is smoother.  It’s an excellent and super easy mask to try at home.

8:  Lemons can help alleviate psoriasis.  Since lemon juice can get rid of dead skin cells, the theory is that it might also alleviate skin patches attributed to psoriasis and dandruff. The sloughing-off effects are attributed to lemon's natural levels of citric acid, as AHAs have exfoliating effects on the skin.

9:  Lemons can increase collagen production.  Some proponents of using lemon on the skin say that the citrus fruit is a natural method of increasing collagen in your face.  Collagen itself is a protein that naturally breaks down with age, which can then result in fine lines and wrinkles.  Because vitamin C in an antioxidant, it can help prevent free radicals that can damage collagen, thus leaving you with smoother skin with increased collagen production.

10:  Lemon can help boost immune system and assist in lymphatic drainage.  Add a few drops of lemon or lemon essential oil to your favorite massage oil or coconut oil next time you do a facial and neck massage.

11:  Lastly and perhaps most importantly, studies show that limonene, a major component of lemon, has anti-tumor and chemotherapeutic effects. Oral feeding of lemon oil has resulted in significant regression of mammary carcinoma (a breast cancer), without any observable systemic toxicity.  Other studies also show that using lemon topically is feasible option for helping women prevent breast cancer, but more research is needed on this topic.


Lemon Peel Bioferment is actually made from the entire lemon, not just the peel, by macerating it and then adding Lactobacillus Lactis (the same bacteria used to produce many fermented food products like cheese and sour cream). This ferment is then further processed to remove the potential allergens. 

Look for products that contain lemon peel Bioferment, and make it a habit of buying a lemon or two when you grocery shop to reap the long list of benefits in your day to day life and your skin care routine.


  • Skin lightener
  • • Increased luminosity
  • • Inhibits tyrosinase
  • • Non sensitizing
  • • Strong antioxidant


    The health benefits of lemon essential oil have been well established scientifically. Lemon is best known for its ability to cleanse toxins from the body and it’s widely used to stimulate lymphatic drainage, rejuvenate energy, purify skin, and fight bacteria and fungi.

    Lemon essential oil comes from cold-pressing the lemon peel and not the inner fruit. The peel is actually the most nutrient-dense portion of the lemon because of its fat soluble phytonutrients. Lemon essential oil is composed of many natural compounds, including terpenes, sesquiterpenes, aldehydes, alcohols, esters and sterols.

    According to a scientific review published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, lemon essential oil is also effective against skin issues like blisters, insect bites, greasy and oily conditions, cuts, wounds, cellulite, rosacea, and viral infections of the skin like cold sores and warts. This is because of lemon oil’s antimicrobial compounds that work to treat dermatological conditions naturally.


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