As an antioxidant, lemon oil reduces cell and tissue damage from free radicals, preventing lines, wrinkles, and acne. As an astringent, lemon oil is superior in purifying the skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties help reduce cellulite and varicose veins, as well as discoloration, scarring, rosacea, and uneven skin tones. Since it is an astringent and has strong antibacterial properties, lemon oil is also an incredible remedy for cleansing the skin, fighting acne, and balancing skin.
- Add a few drops of lemon to distilled water or witch hazel in a spray bottle to create a cleansing, balancing facial mist (avoid eye area).
To balance, brighten, and even skin tone, apply 2 - 3 drops of lemon oil to a cotton ball, and swipe over clean skin .
- With strong antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, lemon oil can also help treat viral infections of the skin like cold sores and warts, as well as blisters, insect bites, cuts, wounds. Simply add 1 - 3 drops on a cotton swab or ball and apply to the affected area.