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is it safe to use lemon juice on your face

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Home treatment: Please consult this site for home treatment of acne. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Why?????: Why are you putting lemon juice on your face.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
16 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Better things: Than lemon juice you can use to treat acne. Cleanse face, use acne cream, than a moisturizer. If you want acid on face than see a doctor to put a ch ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Of course: There is little to be gained from this except a need possibly to wash your pillow cover and bedclothes. This will not harm your face but i don't beli ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Can be irritating: I would generally not recommend this as it can be extremely irritating.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
53 years experience Dermatology
Not helpful for scar: Lemon juice might cause some lightening of the skin color, but signifigant imporvent of scarring is unlikely.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
It's ineffective: It's ineffective.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Dilute tea tree oil m only a few drops - strong odor. It has antiinfectives properties.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Sugar and skin: No. Not in any way.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Don't do it: There's no proper method for something that won't work. For managing acne, a salicylic acid wash or topical benzoyl peroxide is your first step. Best ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Yes this is okay. It would only be a problem if you were allergic to a component in the moisturizer.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ruth
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Glycerin: It may help, but as a MD, It's a herbal remedy. Doctors only go off FDa RECOMMENDATIONS.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Get a real Rx: Please forgive my frankness. This is the 21st century. All acne is treatable by today's science. Folk cures are at best adjuncts, at worst impediments ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Lotions and ointments you put on your skin are not absorbed into the bloodstream in an amount that could effect a developing fetus.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
12 years experience Emergency Medicine
Probably yes: Are you allergic to honey? Otherwise , I don't find a reason why you couldn't use a shampoo that contains honey extract while pregnant. Is your conce ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No - but why?: Lemon has minor anti-oxidant activity and is a little astringent. But it will not penetrate the skin and while the scent might make you feel better, ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Resorcinol: It is safe to use resorcinol on your face during pregnancy as well as for the fetus.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Yes but you could also use vaseline.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: It won't work. It's unfortunate that anyone has unwanted acne scars in the 21st century, when all acne can be managed quite easily, most cases by any ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Poor choice: Why use an ancient, not-very-effective folk medicine promoted by charlatans? The best over-the-counter acne remedy is benzoyl peroxide, but if it's bu ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Not recommended but safe.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Dangerous potential.: Essentially starvation for up to 2 weeks. Lacks calories, essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein, carbohydrates etc. Can't be good ei ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Since h2o2 oxygenates your skin by introducing new, unstable oxygen molecules, these free radicals could cause damage to your skin. If used over a pro ... Read More
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