5 Incredible Lemon Beauty Treatments You Can Make at Home - Step To Health

5 Incredible Lemon Beauty Treatments You Can Make at Home

Check out these amazing lemon beauty treatments. They can help with everything from blackhead treatment to eliminating scars and age spots!
5 Incredible Lemon Beauty Treatments You Can Make at Home

Last update: 28 February, 2019

Lemons are a super fruit that have been used since ancient times because of their essential nutrients and their many culinary and medicinal uses. Rich in organic acids, essential oils, and antioxidants, lemons are also alkaline and can help protect your body from the effects of many kinds of illnesses. In fact, research shows that eating fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C reduces your risk of heart disease and stroke (NCBI).

Regular consumption helps strengthen your immune system while supporting your metabolic and digestive health. According to Dr. Bae: “observational studies support a protective effect of high citrus fruit intake in the risk of stomach cancer.”

But did you know you can also use them to make lemon beauty treatments?

Lemons are wonderful for your skin and hair, as their natural active compounds work to correct blemishes and issues that affect your beauty.

While the cosmetic applications of lemons aren’t as well-known, there are actually many home treatments you can make to take advantage of all they have to offer.

Since many people haven’t tried them yet, we’ll share 5 of the most interesting options.

You’ll love them!

1. Scar and spot treatment

The vitamin C and antioxidants in lemons can be used to clear up and heal your skin, taking care of imperfections that can make your skin look older than it is. These nutrients increase collagen and elastin production, two substances that keep your skin healthy and firm.

However, we must be clear that it should be used exclusively at night, since sun exposure afterwards can produce adverse effects.


  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice (20 ml)
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil (32g)


  • Combine the lemon juice with the olive oil until well-mixed.

How to use

  • Before bed, smooth the mixture over the areas of your skin with scars or spots and let sit for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Rinse with warm water and dry well.
  • Use 2 or 3 times a week.

2. Cracked lip treatment

The antiseptic and antibacterial power of lemon juice can be used to prevent infection in dry, cracked lips.

It helps get rid of dead skin cells and speeds up skin restoration due to its vitamin C content.


  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice (10 ml)
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil (5g)


  • Combine the lemon juice with the coconut oil to form a natural ointment.

How to use

  • Apply the mixture with your fingertips to your lips, making gentle, circular movements.
  • Let sit for 20 minutes and rinse.
  • Use every night.

3. Greasy hair treatment

Lemon juice contains natural acids that help regulate the pH of your scalp. This keeps oil from accumulating.

It regulates the activity of your oil glands and leave your hair clean and protected.


  • 5 tablespoons of lemon juice (50 ml)
  • 5 tablespoons of cucumber juice (50 ml)


  • Mix the lemon juice and cucumber juice together.

How to use

  • Separate your hair into pieces and spread the treatment over your roots.
  • Let sit for 40 minutes and then rinse.
  • Use 2 or 3 times a week.

4. Exfoliating treatment for elbows and knees

Because it’s a natural exfoliant and lightener, lemon juice is one of the best ways to lighten dark spots that form on your elbows and knees.

It softens hard skin and removes dead skin cells that build up.


  • 1 tablespoon of coarse sugar (10 g)
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (30 ml)


  • Moisten the sugar with the lemon juice until you get a grainy paste.

How to use

  • Rub the exfoliant over your elbows and knees, making gentle circular movements to help remove dead skin cells.
  • Let sit for 10 minutes and then rinse.
  • Use 2 times a week.

5. Blackhead treatment

The astringent and antibacterial qualities of lemons are good at fighting those bothersome blackheads found in the “T zone” of your face.

They help reduce the size of these dilated pores and eliminate the residue they hold.


  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (30 ml)
  • 1 egg white


  • Put the lemon juice in a container and mix with the egg white.

How to use

  • Smooth the mask over the areas affected by blackheads and let sit for 30 minutes.
  • After this time, rinse with cold water and apply moisturizing cream.
  • Repeat 2 or 3 times a week.

Are you excited to start using lemon in your beauty routine? Try these treatments and you’ll see that you don’t need to spend much to spoil yourself and look great.

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