Caring for your skin with natural ingredients is always a good idea—but it can also cost a pretty penny. The truth is, you don’t have to spend loads of cash on fancy beauty products. Lemon juice can help to lighten blemishes and scars, and it works as an astringent to fight acne.

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How to Use Lemon Juice for Skin Care

Wash your face with warm water and a mild cleanser. Pat skin dry with a clean towel.

Slice a lemon in half. Squeeze the halves over a bowl.

Soak a cotton ball in the lemon juice, and swipe the cotton ball over blemishes, pimples, and blackheads, or over your entire face.

Let the lemon juice dry on your face overnight. Rinse your face in the morning. Follow up with a moisturizer.