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Dr. Tang: Think Twice About Rubbing Lemons on Your Skin After Your Botox Treatment in the Bay Area

Posted by January 25th, 2022 in Face

A good complement to Botox treatment in the Bay Area is to observe a diet rich in nutrients such as vitamin C.

Vitamin C has many anti-aging properties. For instance, it plays a vital role in the production of collagen, a protein that keeps tissue strong, elastic, and in great condition. As an antioxidant, vitamin C also protects us from the damaging effects of prolonged sun exposure. In short, if you want to maintain fresh, young-looking skin, consume vitamin C in addition to undergoing Botox treatment in the Bay Area.

Because citrus fruits such as lemons are rich in vitamin C, it’s wise to drink lemon juice regularly. Another popular home remedy, however, is to rub lemon on your facial skin. While this could be good for your skin, the practice tends to produce more unwanted side effects, including the following:

1. Skin irritation

Fruit acids are known to cause skin irritation. And lemons just so happen to be extremely acidic fruits.

Applying lemon to your facial skin can lead to redness, dryness and skin peeling—and these issues only grow worse the more sensitive your skin is. If you’re allergic to lemons, the practice can even become dangerous.

If you’ve just had Botox treatment in the Bay Area and you have sensitive skin, don’t rub lemon on your face. It could ruin the procedure’s results.

2. Increased sunburn risk

When applied topically, lemons can increase your sunburn risk and ruin your Botox treatment in the Bay Area. It’s therefore a bad idea to rub lemon on your face prior to leaving the house and exposing yourself to direct sunlight. If you’re planning to spend a lot of time outdoors in the next few days, avoid this home remedy.

3. Phytophotodermatitis

Applying lemon and other citrus fruits to your skin can cause a skin reaction called Phytophotodermatitis, whose symptoms include blistering, swelling, and redness. This issue may occur when the sun’s UV rays react with the citrus material on your skin, causing an inflammation.

4. Vitiligo

Vitiligo a.k.a. leukoderma occurs when patches of skin grow pale due to melanin loss.

The topical application of lemons is used by some to lighten dark areas on the skin. However, it can also result in the formation of vitiligo spots.

Lemons and Botox treatment in the Bay Area

Lemons are indeed healthy, but if you want to enjoy their skin benefits, it’s best to just eat them or drink their juice. The regular consumption of citrus fruits can be a great complement to your Botox treatment in the Bay Area.

If you’d like more information on Dr. Tang’s Botox treatment in the Bay Area, please contact us at (408) 740-5320.

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