The juice from lemons and limes is highly acidic. When applied on the skin, this exfoliates, boosts cell turnover, and helps fade pigmentation and freckles over time.

What it does: Lightens freckles and mild pigmentation over time.

How to do it: Cut the lemon or lime into slices, and rub a slice directly onto the affected skin. You can also squeeze the juice first if you prefer.

Dab juice straight onto freckles or dark blemishes. (But whatever way, remember to use fresh! This is all-natural and will not stay effective for long.)

Leave on skin until dry. Wash off with water.

Why it helps: Lemon and limes have high acidic content. It is this acid that exfoliates the top layer of skin, increases cell turnover, and over time helps to fade pigmentation and freckles.