Use Lemon As A Face Mask Directly?
Good afternoon, can lemon be used as a face mask directly?
Thank you for the question.
Lemon contains lots of vitamin C and other nutrients that are indeed good in maintaining healthy skin, including to make skin brighter, firmer, free from black spots, youthful, and symptoms of inflammation on it can be minimized. Not only good for the skin, consumption of lemon is also thought to be good for launching metabolism, maintaining healthy heart and blood vessels, preventing weight gain, preventing the formation of cancer cells, and so on. The maximum effect of this lemon, according to much literature, you can get by consuming it as a whole, for example by eating it directly, mixing it into food or drink, and so on.
As for your question, the application of lemon masks on the skin is fine as long as you don't experience any complaints afterwards. However, it should be understood, that in many sensitive people, direct contact between the skin and lemons can actually trigger inflammation, such as due to allergies or irritation. Symptoms of inflammation can certainly vary, can be mild, can also be severe. But often, this inflammation of the skin will make your skin look worse, because it is red, itchy or sore, peeling, scaly, thick, bruntusan, rough, runny, swollen, blister, and so on. Compared to consuming it directly, the nutrition you get just by applying lemon to the skin is certainly less. Therefore, we are not authorized to also advise you to do so.
Consult directly with the doctor or dermatologist who treats you regarding this matter ...
I hope this helps.