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A 45-year-old member asked:

i was wondering if it's true that lemon lightens your skin? if so, is it wise to put it on the sensative areas of your skin?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
Dermatology 23 years experience
No: Lemon and limes can cause an irritant reaction, especially with sun exposure. Lemon does not lighten you skin. Sun protection with sunscreens will reduce pigment production. Thus far, all "bleaching" agents on the market simply reduce pigment production so your skin can metabolize the existing pigment, which takes time.

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A 23-year-old female asked about a 18-year-old female:

How to use lemon for my skin?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
You actually: You apply lemon juice to skin like lotion. It has Alpha hydroxy acid which will give you a mild chemical peel.

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