Lemon essential oil is extracted from the lemon rind using a cold press process. As you would imagine, lemon oil has a zesty refreshing scent to it. Lemon essential oil has many benefits to it. In this case we are looking at the benefits it has for skin. It has to be noted that since this is an acidic essential oil your skin may be more sensitive to sunlight when using it.
Lemon essential oil is good on the skin as it works as an astringent and detoxing agent. As an astringent lemon essential oil helps to tighten skin pores and make the skin less oily. While detoxing the skin it is removing any impurities from it allowing your skin and pores to be cleaner. These benefits are particularly useful if you have acne-prone skin.
If you have any cuts on your skin, lemon essential oil diluted with a carrier oil can be added to them to clean the cut. Lemon oil works well as an antibacterial.
If you are suffering from a fungal infection such as athlete’s foot or thrush you can apply lemon oil to the area as it acts as an antifungal.
It is important to remember that essential oils need to be diluted with a carrier oil before you apply them to your skin.