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You must have heard about lemon juice's health and skin benefits. It is no lie that this beautiful fruit may have some pros due to the vitamin c in it. However, Lemon is particularly acidic since it has a very low pH. Putting it on your skin might have some negative effects. The following are some potential adverse effects of using lemon juice on your face:
This skin disorder, also known as vitiligo, can result in the development of significant white spots on the skin. Applying lemon directly to the skin may make this condition more likely to occur.
The most frequent negative impact of applying lemon to your face is skin irritation. Lemon may cause dryness, flakiness, redness, and peeling due to its high acid content. If you have sensitive skin, these adverse effects may be more severe.
You have a higher chance of getting sunburned if you use lemon on your skin.
When citrus fruits on your skin are exposed to sunshine, a form of skin reaction known as phytophotodermatitis happens. Your skin may get swollen, red, and develop blister-like spots as a result.
Lemon as a fruit of course has some properties like vitamin C, soluble fibre, and plant compounds that can be beneficial to the skin, despite this, it should not be applied directly to the skin.
These properties can be found in several skin care products such as THE ORÍKÌ Anti-Ageing Serum which contains an adequate amount of vitamin C and high potency plant-based Hyaluronic Acid along with rich Bioflavonoids designed to resist environmental factors and aggressors that diminish the appearance of your skin.
In conclusion, Lemon is a great fruit packed with lots of health benefits, but it is quite acidic and can harm your skin when applied directly, especially if you have sensitive skin, by causing sunburn, dryness, and inflammation. If you have to use it, be sure to use a modest amount of it on your skin at a time to ensure safety.
Before applying lemon to your face, be sure to conduct a patch test on a tiny area of your skin. If the patch test causes your skin to get red, swell, or become itchy, stop using it immediately, as this means it is not compatible with your skin.