Who does not want clear, flawless and an even toned skin? However, pollution, stress, bad diet, and lack of a proper skincare regimen, all tend to darken the skin, give it dark spots and make it dull. But what if we told you that the answer to all these problems is right in your kitchen?

Lemon (believe it or not) is the key to bright and clear skin. Packed with vitamin C and powerful antioxidants, lemon helps reduce and prevents hyperpigmentation thus making way fair and glowing skin. Use these simple DIY lemon based face masks to make the most of lemon and achieve your dream skin...

Lemon and honey mask
 

Lemon and honey mask

Lemons are enriched with AHA’s and BHA’s that remove dead skin cells, blackheads, acne and discolouration to lighten and brighten the skin. Honey has super moisturising and antibacterial properties that soothe and calm the skin. This mask is a great way to get fresh, clear and lightened skin overtime.

You will need:

  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon raw, organic honey
  • Mixing bowl

How to use

Mix all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and apply on cleansed face. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and wash off using warm water. Repeat every 3-4 days.

Lemon and milk powder
 

Lemon and milk powder

Milk powder is a rich source of lactic acid and is a great natural way to lighten and brighten skin. It acts as a mild bleach when mixed with lemon juice, thanks to all the influx of antioxidants. This mask calms the skin, lightens the skin and leaves behind and instant glow. 

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoon milk powder
  • 2 tablespoon yogurt
  • Half a lemon juice
  • Mixing bowl

How to use

Mix all the ingredients in the mixing bowl to form a thick paste. Take some steam on your face to open your pores and apply this paste. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and rinse with cool water.

Lemon, turmeric and honey mask
 

Lemon, turmeric and honey mask

Turmeric and honey both are choke full of antimicrobial properties. This helps cure acne, blemishes and other skin problems that get in the way of glowing skin. Honey moisturises skin, turmeric adds glow when used alongside lemon.

You will need:

  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp organic honey
  • Half a lemon juice
  • Mixing bowl

How to use

Simply mix all the ingredients in a mixing bowl to form a paste. Apply on clean face, leave it on for 15 minutes and wash off with warm water.