1. Antibacterial and anti-fungal
Lemon essential oil is often added to household cleaners (such as hand sanitiser, dishwashing liquid, ..) thanks to its antibacterial properties. The effects of fresh lemon essential oil have been proven:
- Anti-fungal properties.
- Antibacterial properties.
2. Improve the skin health
Is lemon essential oil good for facial skin?
The answer is yes.
In a recent study, the lemon essential oil was shown to be effective in reducing bacteria. The high percentage of β-pinene (15%), Limonene (37%) helps to fight against Staphylococcus aureus and E. coli which make it perfect for topically cleaning small wounds.
The lemon essential oil can be used to:
- Reduces redness and rashes.
- Helps heal wounds.
- Control skin blemishes.
With antioxidant properties, the lemon essential oil is commonly used in daily skincare routines. But remember to dilute lemon essential oil before directly apply it to your skin, especially your face.
3. Lemon essential oil for oily skin
In oily skin, it is common to experience acne caused by sebum. For oily skin, the lemon essential oil is a great skincare ally thanks to the following properties:
Astringency – Lemon essential oil is an astringent, which means it helps to shrink and reduce the appearance of pores. Add lemon to a part of your cleanser or toning product to enjoy its full benefits.
Oil control – Lemon helps control sebum production, which is secreted by your sebaceous glands which help keep your skin moisturized. Applying lemon essential oil on your skin can keep your skin moisture balance and reducing the production of sebum.
4. Soothe sore muscles
You may want to use lemon essential oil for your skin for a different reason. Lemon can help reduce skin sensitivity or skin irritation.
The antioxidants in lemon essential oil are also anti-inflammatory. Because an inflammatory response often causes body aches. Applying diluted lemon essential oil topically to a specific muscle group can help soothe aches and pains.