Want to know how to use lemons in your facial routine? Let's get started!
Our skin has a thin, protective layer on its surface, referred to as the acid mantle. This acid mantle is made up of sebum, which we call oil (free fatty acids) excreted from the skin's sebaceous glands, which mixes with lactic and amino acids from sweat to create the skin's pH, which ideally should be slightly acidic – at about 5.5
Since lemon juice is highly acidic at 2 pH, it can cause permanent damage to your skin. Lemon juice can change the natural pH of your acid mantle, potentially causing skin irritation, hyperpigmentation and sensitivity to the sun. The worst and most serious side effect of lemon juice is a chemical burn.
Many people suffer from a condition known as "SENSITIZED SKIN" which is a condition which the barrier of the epidermis get a compromised by the use harsh things like lemon juice baking soda and apple cider vinegar (stay tuned for more blogs)
Lemon juice applied to the face may cause a dramatic sun sensitivity which can cause hyperpigmentation from inflammation which then causes scars or blemishes.
A much better choice would be
The let's b clear acne healing kit
The orange you smooth facial scrub
Or the blemish blaster serum
So how do you use lemons in your skincare routine, you take them and juice and make some lemon water and you 🍸 oh and adding some mint won't hurt.