I use lemon juice for my face. How long will it take for me to see results?

We can talk about the results only when we know the problem for which you are using lemon juice on your face. The reasons must be perfectly defined so that it can be easily determined how long will it take for you to see the results. Lemon juice has a large number of uses. It is a very popular method to use for all types of skin problems. Lemon juice is a natural bleaching agent that helps to reduce scars as well as lighten the skin when used over a period of time. If you are using it for this reason, then the time taken by the results to show up would depend on the age of the scars. If the scar on your face is an old one, it will take far longer for the results to show up as opposed to if it is a newer scar. It can sometimes also take a few months before your skin lightens. However, the newer scars normally lighten up faster. Lemon juice can also be used to get rid of oily skin. By speaking of oily skin, we can also take pimples and acne into account. If this is the problem you are facing, then the results would not take more time than a week to be seen. Here, the results depend upon the texture of your skin. The oilier your skin, the more will be the time to see the results. In case of acne or pimples, lemon juice is mixed with milk and applied on the spots affected on the face. This helps to get rid of pimple or acne scars and the results show up sometimes in as little as a week.

Please remember that lemon juice should never be applied directly on the face. It is always mixed with other substances, in most cases, water. This is done in order to avoid the burning sensation on the face, because of the lemons bleaching action. People generally use it to bleach their skin and hence lighten it. If you are using it for this purpose, then you must know that lemon juice would lighten your skin only a few shades. Since it is photosynthetic in nature, it is very essential for you to know that after applying lemon juice on your face, you should never expose your skin to the sun. This may go against your purpose of lightening your skin and will darken your skin further. It can be very well compared to tanning. Be very cautious in such cases.

answered by G M

The "results" you are talking about need to be defined before it can be determined how long it will take for them to show up. Lemon juice is a very versatile substance and can be used for a variety of things. It can be used to reduce scars, as it is a natural bleaching agent and can help to lighten skin considerably. If you are using it for this purpose, then the amount of time for results would depend upon factors such as the age of the scar. An old scar could take considerably longer, such as a matter of months to lighten up. A relatively new scar may lighten up faster. Lemon juice can also be used to take care of excessively oily skin. If this is the case you are using it for, then the results could show up in as little as a week. This would again, depend not upon the color of your skin, but the texture. If your skin is excessively oily, it will take more time for the lemon juice to show results. If your skin veers between normal to oily, then you will be able to see results faster.

Lemon juice can also be used to generally bleach your skin and make it lighter in color. If you are using it for this purpose, then you should know that no matter what the color of your skin is, lemon juice will only serve to lighten it a few shades. Also, it is essential that you be aware of the fact that lemon juice is photosynthetic in nature. This means that if you apply it to your skin and then expose the skin to sunlight, then it will only darken your skin further. This effect is somewhat like the effect of excessive tanning. So you would have to take care that you do not go out in the sun while there is evidence of the lemon juice on your skin. In either case, if you are using lemon juice for this purpose, then you should continue to use it for at least a few months before you can hope to see results. Sometimes, lemon juice is also used to sanitize the skin. If you are using it to this end, then you should also know that lemon juice only has the ability to sanitize your skin while it is damp on your skin. Once it dries up, this functionality is discontinued.

answered by S C

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