Nothing forces you to rid yourself of vanity quite like blotchy uneven skin. Not everyone has this struggle with their skin, but we all do get a spot here and there. Whether you have consistent breakouts or just a blemish or two, this spot treatment will be your new best friend!
WHAT YOU NEED:
+ 1/2 teaspoon of FRESH lemon juice
+ 1 cotton ball or a Q-tip
+ 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil
HOW TO APPLY
+ Cleanse face
+ Apply lemon juice to blemishes with cotton ball or Q-tip
+ Let lemon juice dry ( About five minutes )
+ Apply coconut oil to entire face
+ Leave overnight
This spot treatment is so simple, yet effective. It is important to use fresh lemon juice, and I also recommend that you chill the lemon. The results will be much more positive if you use fresh lemon juice. This spot treatment works best if you let it work its magic overnight. You should see an improvement in the appearance of your blemishes after the first night. Mild spots typically clear up significantly by the second or third day or enough that they are not noticeable.
Begin by cleansing your face. I use a deep cleanser from BareEssentials (which I highly recommend). Remember to use warm water, not hot, and rinse your face with cool water to tighten up those pores. Let you skin breathe for at least ten minutes before applying the spot treatment, especially if you have had makeup on all day. While you’re letting your skin breathe, cut the lemon and squeeze about 1/2 a teaspoon (more if needed) of juice into a bowl. Apply lemon juice with cotton ball or Q-tip (I prefer a Q-tip) to blemishes and let dry. It should dry in about five minutes. Then apply coconut oil to entire face. Warning: you do need to prepare yourself- the lemon juice will sting with a decent fury. When you apply it to your blemishes they will appear quite red at first.
+ Lemon juice is a natural astringent that tightens the pores and brightens the complexion. It is also a natural source of Vitamin C, which is an ingredient commonly used to lighten sun and age spots and even out skin tone. Because of the acidity of lemon juice it is a powerful disinfectant. It kills the acne bacteria that contribute to flare-ups and spots. Lemon juice also lightens blemish redness and acne scarring.
+ The coconut oil will deeply moisturize your face overnight. Coconut oil is very soothing to the skin and highly penetrating, so when it is applied to the skin it is absorbed quickly. It is also an anti-inflammatory so it will reduce the inflammation from acne and mild blemishes.
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