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#1 SoCalLove

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 02:53 PM

Hi,

I've read a few threads about applying lemon/lime juice to your face, letting it sit for 15 or so minutes and then washing it off. I'm thinking about trying this since I recently had an outbreak and want a quick fix and heard this works well. Anyways, a little history. I've got Asian skin (50% Chinese) so it's a bit oily. I've had consistent acne since my sophomore year in high school. I am now a sophomore in college. I've used BP before and it was going alright. Started using ACV this summer for the first time and had GREAT results. My skin was the best that it's ever been but I recently had an outbreak again. I've been back up here (Seattle) for 4 weeks. So I'm thinking maybe it might have been something from the move this summer (Los Angeles).

So, do you guys think it'd be a good idea to try the lemon juice? Or should I just stick with the ACV since I know it works. I just recently had a BAD outbreak and was kind of discouraged and was reminded how much it sucks. Anyways, ideas? I want to try this tonight so if you could respond quickly it'd be much appreciated.

Thank you!

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 09:26 PM

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 06:24 PM

I just squeeze the lemons and put the juice in a little container then it when it come time to sleep I grab a cotton ball and put on my face and leave it all night then wash it off in the morning I hope this helped

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 10:37 PM

I leave the lemon juice on, but I get mine from the lil containers not real lemons.

Atm I have had really clear skin without any new nodules popping up so I am extremely pleased. If it makes it past the next 2 weeks without any major nodules then I am gona advocating lemon juice like a motha fuck.

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 11:43 PM

I used fresh lemon juice this summer on some hyperpigmentation and active acne. It worked better than ACV did at reducing red marks, but was more drying and less effective at getting rid of pimples. It wouldn't hurt to try, though - maybe your skin will respond differently!

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 12:01 AM

i've been using lime juice, just out of the container things too. it seems to work pretty well. i havent had any major break outs and it seems to prevent pimples a little bit. I think it works best for the red marks. I have to say that my red marks have pretty much disappeared. I haven't really decided whether I like to leave it on or take it off yet.

The first few times I used it I was in awe. So I started using it morning and night which I think might have made things worse, I'm not too sure. I have a minor break out right now. But it seems to be improving with just using it once a day. Thats just me though. Its not a miracle but I don't think I could go without it now. My skin is also incredibly soft since using it and a nice tone.

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 02:03 AM

I use Lemon juice on my face at night. First, I wash my face with clean and clear facial wash. After my shower, I cut a lemon and squeeze the juice from it and rub it on my face. Next, I put real African Shea butter on my face and leave it all on overnight. I rinse off my face in the morning. This will make your skin as smooth as a baby's bottom and it will look fabulous.

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 07:14 AM

Just to get a different opinion, I used it. Hate it!

Made my face red, dry an itchy
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Posted 06 March 2011 - 07:40 AM

QUOTE (SoCalLove @ Oct 20 2008, 08:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi,

I've read a few threads about applying lemon/lime juice to your face, letting it sit for 15 or so minutes and then washing it off. I'm thinking about trying this since I recently had an outbreak and want a quick fix and heard this works well. Anyways, a little history. I've got Asian skin (50% Chinese) so it's a bit oily. I've had consistent acne since my sophomore year in high school. I am now a sophomore in college. I've used BP before and it was going alright. Started using ACV this summer for the first time and had GREAT results. My skin was the best that it's ever been but I recently had an outbreak again. I've been back up here (Seattle) for 4 weeks. So I'm thinking maybe it might have been something from the move this summer (Los Angeles).

So, do you guys think it'd be a good idea to try the lemon juice? Or should I just stick with the ACV since I know it works. I just recently had a BAD outbreak and was kind of discouraged and was reminded how much it sucks. Anyways, ideas? I want to try this tonight so if you could respond quickly it'd be much appreciated.

Thank you!


I remember someone posting on here once about moving to Seattle and getting acne, turned out the lack of sun caused them to have a vitamin D deficiency, so they started supplementing and their skin and oil cleared - hope this works for you! Good luck!


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:51 PM

I used pure lemon juice on my slightly red hyperpigmentation and it created a miniscule scar on my face as if the acidity of the lemon destroyed some collagen



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:54 PM

It works for some, not for others. It can be quite drying so it depends on your skin type. 

 

If it dries you out, trying applying it and then washing it off after around 5 minutes. 


Edited by LewisS, 17 June 2013 - 12:54 PM.


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Posted 18 June 2013 - 05:30 PM

It's usually a good idea to dilute the lemon or lime juice with water or something like witch hazel, or include a squeeze of them in a daily facial mask, which is what I do. The natural alkalinity and AHA's and BHA's are good for exfoliation of dead skin cells.


Keep in mind that the above statement(s), opinion(s), and/or recommendation(s) are based on my own personal experience and observations. Different people's bodies react differently to different things. It may not be the same for you. It may not work for you. Generally speaking, "your mileage may vary." In the interest of full disclosure, I am neither a medical doctor nor a nutritionist; I'm just a guy who's passionate about health, nutrition, and clear skin! Consult a practicing physician, dietician, or dermatologist before incorporating new supplements into your diet.


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Posted 23 June 2013 - 01:15 AM

You can try mixing lemon and honey if lemon alone dries your skin. Everyone is different so not all solutions will work for one particular person. You must use trial and error technique to figure out which is the best solution for you. If it won't, don't be discourage. There are other ways to cure acne naturally.