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What is the best thing to do to lighten up scars on my legs due to dermatitis. Does lemon juice help?

Sent in by Red, on 15-Oct-2011, under Beauty.


Lemon juice is known to help lighten scars on the skin. It does not remove the scar but can lighten it. It can also lighten freckles, age spots and other skin discolorations. You have to apply lemon juice to the spot you want to lighten every day and don't wash it off. You can also try some lightening creams that you can buy at your local pharmacy. Ask for creams that have glycolic or lactic acid added into it. These ingredients exfoliate your skin and remove dead skin cells, which help new skin grow faster. If that doesn't work, go to a dermatologist or beauty salon, where they use a higher concentration of the skin peeling acid.

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