Using lemon juice on your acne scars is a great, natural way to help fade the scars quickly. Lemon juice is highly acidic, which is how and why it helps fade acne scars so quickly. Adding to this, lemons are often used as a bleaching agent, which again, is why they work so great to fade scars and brighten skin.
Lemon juice (and other citrus fruits) contain vitamin C and alpha hydroxy acids. We’ve talked about AHA’s before and how incredible they can be for the skin. The acid in the lemons help the skin regenerate much quicker, and to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin (these are the darker skin cells which are causing the scar).
There have been many studies to show that lemons can help fade scars, whether it be acne scars, stretch marks, or scars from injury. Lemons also contain Vitamin E, C, B6 and A, which penetrate the skin and help the skin heal much quicker.
When using the lemon juice all over the skin, it can help prevent pores from being clogged, remove blackheads, and give the skin a smoother appearance and texture. Since Lemon Juice has alpha hydroxy acids in it, it has the same efficacy of a toner, moisturizer or serum designed to fight acne and aging. The difference being that lemon juice provides the AHA in addition to many skin healing ingredients such as vitamins.
Here are some testimonials as to how well lemon juice works for acne and scars:
I’ve been doing this for the past three night and can already see amazing results!! The cystic acne is practically gone and all of my other breakouts have shrunken down tremendously! The redness on my cheeks is fading and I am already noticing a difference with my acne scars too! My pores are definitely smaller and my face is soo much brighter!
Lemon!!! I just rub a half or a slice of pure lemon on my face, wait 15 mins, wash it off and its the best cleanser/toner ever! Pores shrink visibly, tightens my whole face, rids of grease but you NEED to moisturise a lot with a nice moisturiser (olay for example) SPF 15+ at least to go out in sun…I do it about twice/thrice a week and it makes such a difference! Love lemon, I wish I had done this when I was younger! 😀