Lemon juice has natural bleaching properties. If using lemon juice to whiten skin will brighten a few shades lighter. The effects aren’t permanent. You can use lemon juice for overall skin brightening, as a freckle treatment, or to treat oily skin.Use only fresh lemons, never the bottled lemon juice from the store. Bottled lemon juice is often diluted with water and contains preservatives to maintain freshness. Lemons are fairly inexpensive. Plan to buy one lemon per day for this treatment. A hand juicing device, the kind your grandmother may have used to make fresh orange juice in the morning, is ideal.
To create a whitening liquid, slice the lemon in half and remove the seeds. Using the manual juicer, juice the lemon until all juice is extracted from it. If you don’t have a juicer, hold the lemon over a large bowl and squeeze it as hard as you can, wringing every little bit of juice from it.