I used lemon for acne marks on my face, but my face was filled with acne after using it. What is the right way to use lemon for acne scars / brown spots / pimple marks?
It is a myth that home remedies are somehow gentler and chemical-free. That’s why it is so tempting to try out random home remedies.
Lemon is not gentle and not chemical-free. It has high citric acid content that can cause burns on the skin and severe stinging. That is what you are seeing on your face – irritation caused by lemon juice has brought about new breakouts.
Especially for acne prone skin, a strong irritant like lemon juice can cause more harm than good.
Lemon juice does work for fading post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation, the reddish / brown spots left from pimples. Lemon can even help with acne as it helps slough off dead skin cells.
One way to use lemon is to keep diluting it with aloe vera gel until the skin is able to tolerate it without stinging. Still, there are gentler and better acting options out there even if they come in jars and bottles.
Lactic acid is a gentler alternative that can lighten dark spots caused by pimples. Milk has lactic acid too, but using milk directly on the face may cause breakouts due to the milk cream.
can you suggest effective and safe home remedies for skin which has mild acne nlots of scars, spots and rdness.
I prefer Aloe vera juice is much better wheather to ta take internaly or apply topicaly