Is it true that lemon juice can help fade acne scars?
I have some acne scars that I want to get rid of, but I am looking for something natural, quick, easy, and most of all, affordable, as I am a student and find some of the dark spot correctors out there a bit high up my price range. I heard that lemon juice is the next best thing. I'm just wondering if that's true and how to use it (ie. do I use it as toner and before my moisturizer? Do i dilute it? etc.) If anyone can let me know, that would be a great help! thanks!
Eh. I've read that, too, and I've had people (complete strangers, by the way) come up to me and suggest that to get rid of acne (not acne scars). I've tried it ages ago and like, toothpaste, it's too harsh on acne. As for scars, I think it's a hit or miss. As much as I want to be all natural with using products, sometimes I don't think it's a good idea. I've tried Vitamin E oil to lessen my acne scars and that has only broke me out. Like the other response mentioned, maybe you should dilute the lemon juice with something else because something so acidic might sting your skin.
You should try egg whites to lessen acne scars. It's a good, quick mask. As always with everything, use a good moisturizer directly afterwards. No matter how natural a product is, I find it that the more natural route you go, the stronger the moisturizer you need. Good luck!
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I've also read this and would definitely dilute the juice if you plan to use it. I give 1/2 a lemon one quick squeeze into some yogurt to make a nice facial mask and even then, I can feel the acid from the juice.
I'm not sure about how effective lemon would be for fading scars but I've used Vitamin E oil on healing cuts and the skin does repair itself faster with less scarring. It's one of my fave beauty products. You only need to use a tiny bit too!