Lemons work as a natural bleaching agent that can do wonders for your skin. The citric acid found in lemons helps break the melanin pigment in the skin and also reduces its excess production. Citric acid also helps exfoliate the skin for a healthy skin turnover and works to rid your skin of acne.
Caution: Since lemon is a strong citric ingredient, it can irritate your skin. It is advisable to do a patch test first. Also, avoid exposure to the sun for 6 to 8 hours after using a lemon-based remedy. The lemon will make your skin sensitive to UV rays, which can do more damage than good.
Application: Squeeze fresh lemon juice into a small bowl. Use a cotton swab to apply the juice directly on your dark spots. Leave it on overnight. The next morning, wash your face with a mild face wash. Apply a light moisturizer, or a sunscreen if you’ll be going outside. Repeat this remedy once daily until your dark spots are visibly reduced. #beautysecret #okpekebeauty