When life gives you lemons, give yourself younger-looking skin with these simple steps.
As we age, we lose the natural vitamin C in our skin. Luckily, lemons contain the vitamin C we need to look and feel fresh again.
Unlocking the vitamin C in lemons can help turn back the clock in three ways:
1. Age Spots
The best way to use vitamin C on your age spots is lemon juice. The citric acid in lemon juice can help gradually fade the spots and help even your skin tone.
It's simple: Dab lemon juice onto your age spots daily. Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes and say good-bye to unwanted spots.
2. Wrinkles and Fine Lines
Wrinkles form on the parts of your face that move the most. Underneath your top layer of skin, you have collagen – a connecting tissue that keeps your skin layers together. As you get older, you start to lose some collagen, which causes the skin to sink and create wrinkles. To fight wrinkles, try adding a healthy dose of vitamin C into your diet.
Eat foods rich in vitamin C: lemons, strawberries, papaya and pineapple. With the help of these delicious snacks, your body will create more collagen, helping to prevent pesky wrinkles.
3. Sagging Skin
Using vitamin C on your skin helps boost your collagen, which will bring elasticity back to your skin and can prevent sagging in as little as two weeks.
You can do it yourself: Mix some lemon juice into your moisturizer or look for a moisturizer made with vitmain C. Apply once a day in the morning and you're done.