Lemon juice and lemon essential oil are often used in soaps and cosmetics because of their detoxifying and skin enhancing properties. Lemons contain natural antiseptic and astringent qualities that can help reduce the size of pores and possibly mitigate symptoms of acne. It is also suggested to use for improving one's complexion and eliminating excess oil on the surface of skin. It is noted to fortify hair strength, and can potentially help with dandruff. The natural, fresh scent of lemon also makes it a fantastic addition to many perfumes and fragrant products.