I had a bad case of acne breakout late 2012 and I am now left with scars. I have tried applying creams, but it just made me break out even more besides, I don’t like the greasy feel they leave. So, I am sharing this home made lightening mask, which is inexpensive and a natural way to help fade out scars and even out the skin.
This recipe calls out for three inexpensive ingredients: Baking soda, water and fresh lemon juice.
|Arm & Hammer baking soda, costs more or less 20 pesos at the grocery.|
Baking soda has a fine grainy texture, perfect for exfoliation, can remove dry skin cells and promote regrowth. It can also act as a neutralizer and a drying agent. Adding lemon juice, which has a high amount of citric acid, a natural astringent, can help gently bleach skin and can lighten dark spots. Lemon juice has a high vitamin C content, which can benefit the skin.
Begin with combining baking soda and water until it forms a paste-like consistency. Squeeze in half of a lemon to the mixture.
|I added too much water, just add a few more baking soda to form a paste-like consistency.|
|Squeeze half of a lemon.|
Prepare to use it by first by cleansing your face with your favorite cleanser. Apply the skin lightening mask to your face and relax. You can also massage your skin with this. I let it sit for 2-3 minutes. Rinse with cold water. The first time I used this, there was a slight tingling sensation. I do this at least twice a week. The blemish and scars will appear less noticeable with constant use, just be patient. Make sure to apply sunscreen when going out as the lightening action of the lemon juice can leave the skin more sensitive to the sun.
You will likely see results with these inexpensive ingredients to your skin regime.