A lime is a small, green citrus fruit. It has a tangy taste and is often used to season meats, fish and vegetables. Lime is rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, which makes it a useful skin care product as well. When used topically, lime can remove excess oil, prevent the formation of wrinkles, lighten age spots and brighten skin.

Things You'll Need

Squeeze the juice of one lime into a shallow bowl.

Dip a cotton ball into the lime juice until it is completely saturated.

Rub the cotton ball onto your face, using a circular motion. Resaturate the cotton ball as needed.

Dip your fingers into the lime juice.

Massage your face with your fingertips for one minute.

Allow the lime juice to sit on your face for five minutes.

Rinse your face with lukewarm water.

Pat your face dry with a soft towel.


  • Lime juice can be combined with other ingredients, such as milk, sugar and olive oil, to make facial washes for specific skin types.