For years the benefits of lime have been discussed. It is so because its high in Vitamin C and Flavonoids; the antioxidants that strengthen collagen.
Drinking lime water can hydrate and rejuvenate your skin, it improves digestion, fights infections, helps with weight loss, lowers blood sugar, reduces inflammation and so on but applying lime directly to your skin can sometimes make it more sensitive to the sun’s UV rays so its advised to use sparingly, avoid direct sun exposure and always wear sunscreen.
Here are some fun things the topical use of lime if used properly, can do to your skin:
It’s true that with exposure to UV rays, melanin that adds color to your skin can build up and get accumulated in your skin, making room for dark spots and other signs of aging. Using facial masks containing bits of lime peel will reduce hyper-pigmentation by inhibiting melanin production.
2.Removal Of dead Skin
Have you ever wondered why limes are used in spas for skin treatment. The presence of citric acid in lime can slough off dead skin cells thereby revealing clearer skin.
3. Treat Dark Spots
Lime Juice can be used as bleaching agents due to its skin lightening properties, so it can be used to lighten dark spots. Simply wash with a mild cleanser, squeeze a bit of lime juice into a dish. Dip a cotton ball in the lime juice and apply a small amount of juice on the dark spots. Leave on for 15-30 minutes depending on skin type before washing off.
4. Cleans Open Pores
Lime oil contains astringents and temporarily reduces oil production on the skin to enhance a brighter and flawless complexion.
5.Makes The skin Glow
Taking a glass of lukewarm water with some honey and freshly squeezed lime juice every morning, will provide an inner glow to your skin.
Also, because limes are loaded with nutrients, they may help boost your immunity, reduce heart disease risk factors, prevent kidney stones, aid iron absorption, and promote healthy skin.