We recommend that acne sufferers seek the guidance of a trained medical doctor for the treatment of their acne scars. While there are many natural holistic treatments available, it is hard for the average person to know which is a viable alternative to medical prescriptions. Most people are going to have the best results in reducing their acne symptoms by following a treatment regimen with medication prescribed by a doctor.
With that said, there are still people who are going to be searching for all-natural alternatives to treating their acne scars. The reason for this is sometimes to save money, and other times it is just to find a non-medical alternative treatment that has reasonable effectiveness.
What about lemon juice for the treatment of acne scars?
Most people are probably not going to see adequate results from only the use of lemon juice for treating their acne. Although some people have reported improvements in their acne scarring and the reduction of new acne breakouts, there is not adequate information to suggest that this is a viable treatment plan for most people.
The main benefits of applying lemon or lemon juice to your acne would be the antibacterial qualities associated with it. Lemon has a very high acid content which is anathema to the existence of bacteria on the skin. The acidity also helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin and exfoliate the outer skin layer.
How to apply lemon to your acne
The first time that you apply lemon juice directly to your acne, it is very important to be careful because too much acidity can burn the skin. It is best to dilute the lemon juice with water before applying it directly to the skin. Start with a highly diluted concentrate, and you can increase the concentration in steps as you learn what your skin can tolerate.
For best results, you want to thoroughly wash and clean your skin prior to attempting this treatment. You can use a hot towel applied directly to the skin which will have the effect of hydrating the skin and opening up your pores, making them more receptive to the lemon.
Once you properly diluted the lemon juice, you can use a cotton ball to dab the solution onto the affected area. The lemon should give your acne a slight tingling sensation. If the tingling is intense or even more of a burning sensation, then the solution is too concentrated and you want to wash it off immediately.
Once you have applied the solution, place a hot washcloth over the area and let it absorb for about 5 to 10 min. after this time, simply clean the acne with warm water and allow to dry.
Results for the lemon juice acne treatment vary greatly from one individual to the next. Some people will see results very quickly, and for other people it may not work at all. It is simply another holistic alternative that you may try. As we mentioned, you will most likely have better results by using medication designed specifically for treating acne and acne scars.