When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. But you can also use these lemons in making your skin look younger. Yes! Lemons have antiaging properties
Lemons and Its Antiaging Properties
So how do lemons keep the skin young? Lemons are packed with Vitamin C and Vitamin C is what our skin needs to keep looking and feeling fresh. Unfortunately, as we get older, our skin starts losing its natural Vitamin C. But thank heavens for lemons, you can stop aging now.
How Vitamin C Keeps the Skin Young
But how does vitamin C keeps the skin looking and feeling young? Let us find out.
1. Helps Lighten Age Spots
Vitamin C over time can help lighten those age spots on your skin and aid even out your skin tone. So grab a lemon, slice it and squeeze the juice out. With a cotton ball, dab the juice to your age spots and let it sit for around 5-10 minutes. Do this regularly and you’ll soon not even notice your bothersome age spots anymore!
2. Helps Minimize Wrinkles and Fine Lines
Oh wrinkles! They can be sneaky. One day you’ll wake up and notice wrinkles and lines on your skin. And the more you stare at your refection in the mirror, the more lines and wrinkles you see. On the face, wrinkles are often seen on areas that has the most motion. Wrinkles are a natural part of getting older. Yes, we are bound to get them. And some get them earlier than others. Just underneath the top layer of the skin is a connecting tissue called collagen. Collagen is responsible for keeping the layers of your skin together. As we get older, we start losing some collagen and with everyday exposure to the elements and chemicals, collagen gets damaged. This causes the skin to sink and wrinkles are formed.
The good news is there are ways for you to fight and prevent wrinkles and lines. You can minimize its appearance. One of the best and simplest ways to fight wrinkles and fine lines is to add a healthy dose of Vitamin C in your diet. Add lemons, strawberries, papaya, and pineapple in your diet as they are packed with Vitamin C and vitamin C help create more collagen which consequently will help minimize the appearance of wrinkles and lines as well as prevent more wrinkles from forming.
3. Fights Sagging Skin
As we get older, the skin also starts losing its elasticity. This is again because we start losing collagen as we age. Adding a healthy dose of Vitamin C in your diet plus using Vitamin C on your skin will help address your sagging skin problem. Vitamin C will boost your collagen production therefore bringing the skin’s elasticity back.
Mix a few drops of lemon juice in your moisturizer and apply it on your skin. Do this regularly at least once a day and you’ll start seeing the results in as little as two weeks. A great moisturizer to use is the Argan oil. This oil is known not just for its moisturizing prowess but also for its ability to keep the skin looking and feeling young!
Stop aging now with the help of lemons!
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