How to Use Lemon Juice to Stop Zit Redness

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The lightening effect of lemon juice on the skin is a secret that is used by many in the skin care industry. The acidic and disinfectant nature of the lemon has a lot to do with the lightening results. You can use the lemon juice to clear up any acne problems that you may have. The juice can also take away the redness of a zit. Before applying your lemon juice treatment, be sure to clean your skin. For optimum results, use this treatment twice daily--once in the morning and once at night--until the redness fades.

How to Use Lemon Juice to Stop Zit Redness
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Things You'll Need

  • Lemons
  • Small bowl
  • Q-tip
  • Water
  • Towel
  • Moisturizer
  • Sunblock
Step 1

Place a few drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice into a small bowl.

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Step 2

Soak the end of a Q-tip by placing it into the lemon juice.

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Step 3

Press the soaked Q-tip onto the zit that needs to be treated. Hold the Q-tip onto the zit for 1 minute. Repeat this step for all of the remaining zits.

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Step 4

Allow the lemon juice to dry on your face for 10 to 15 minutes.

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Step 5

Rinse your face with lukewarm water. Blot dry with a a towel.

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Step 6

Apply a light moisturizer to your skin to replenish some of the moisture that was stripped away by the lemon juice and to help prevent skin peeling.

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Step 7

Use sunblock if you plan to venture outdoors after treatment. Lemon juice can make your skin extra-sensitive to the sun, and failure to use sunblock can result in severe sunburn.

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