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Has Anyone Tried Lemon Juice For Acne And Acne Scars?

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I've been hearing good things about using lemon juice to lighten scars and help active acne. Does anyone recommend this? I have dry skin so is it still ok for me to use the juice as I've read it can dry out skin - which is ok for people with oily skin I guess.


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It's really not a good idea. Lemon juice very acidic and will compromise the acid mantle of your skin.

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Lemon juice contains citric acid, which is a form of α-hydroxy, so it's basically a natural form of any α-hydroxy product (without the moisturizing properties).

Because citric acid is weak, it isn't effective; results are usually negligible. I'd go with an OTC chemical exfoliant—either glycolic acid or lactic acid.

So which one is suited for you? It depends on what you can handle. While g. acid is powerful, lactic acid is mild (appropriate for sensitive skin). But it really doesn't matter. Try both to see what works for you. Good luck

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