Lemon for Skin Conditions


Lemon has many wonderful qualities. By ingesting it, it is known to aid with digestion, treat certain infections and even help combat wrinkles.

I use fresh squeezed lemon on my skin. Mostly on my body, but also sometimes on my face.

When I visited my dermatologist about a year and a half ago, I asked her about some small, raised bumps on my legs. Mostly on the back of my legs (upper calves and thighs). She told me they were small warts that were spread by shaving. (I do shave my thighs, as I am a hairy German.😉) I began to research natural ways to solve this issue. I came across an article on the antibacterial quality of fresh lemon. I figured, it was worth a try.

I decided to add it to my bi-monthly “me” day routine.

*”Me” day is the day (twice a month) I do my naturally youthful treatments and take a soothing bath. (Although painting my nails is not natural, I always include it in my day.👍😍)

I use fresh squeezed lemon and drip it on my legs in the problem areas. It burns a bit at first, but as it dries, it is easier to tollerate. I let it stay on for about 30 minutes, then rinse it off. The texture becomes sticky as it dries and needs to be rinsed off. After only two treatments, the warts were gone. I do use it every few months to keep them from reoccurring though.

I also have used this treatment on moles caused by sun damage. It fades them and some have actually completely disappeared! I occasionally also use it on my face to reduce dark spots from sun damage too.

*Note: Avoid sun exposure on the day of your treatment.

Also, as this treatment has worked on my moles, I avoid sun exposure on a daily basis. It is a bit hard to do at times, as I live in California. I try to avoid the sun during peak hours. If I have no choice, I bring a hat and wear sleeved shirts with a high collar. I also apply sunscreen on the exposed areas. It sure helps my skin stay youthful.


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