Come summer and we all go crazy on lemon juice, whether freshly extracted or in the form of beverage. But apart from quenching our thirst, a slice of lemon proves to be a wonderful asset for our skin and hair.
Lemon is known to be rich in Vitamin C that helps fight cold and cough. Packed with nutrition, it is equally good in making your beauty quotient shine out in the sunshine. Let us go get the power of lemon in our lives. You will swear by it for the rest of your life.
Uses and Benefits of Lemon
Moisturizer: Mix a few drops of lemon juice with a few drops of coconut water. The coconut will hydrate your skin no doubt but it is the lemon that will clear and brighten it.
Cleansing: For problematic skin, mix a few drops of lemon and tea tree essential oil in about 6 ounces of distilled water. It works well as a toner and can also be used with cotton pads as a cleansing wipe.
Bleacher: Often pretty girls have reasons to feel sad owing to the dark colour of elbows and knees as compared to white-complexioned face. Rub half of a lemon on them and see the magic showing!
Blackhead Treatment: Since lemons are known for their antibacterial properties, they help treat acne. After slicing a lemon, squeeze its juice on your face. The blackheads will start to fade away even before you realise it.
Pimple Remover: Lemons are one of the best known remedies to lighten the pimple marks. Just scrub the lemon rind on your face and leave it for about ten minutes and then wash it off with cold water. Repeat this procedure for a couple of days till you can notice some changes.
Teeth Whitener: Drop your dentist appointment and do an easy remedy available right at your home. Mix equal parts of baking soda and lemon juice, and apply it to your teeth with a clean Q-tip. Now with the help of your toothbrush, scrub your teeth and rinse. You have white teeth in no time.
Skin Brightener: Lemons are rich in vitamin C and citric acid. Hence, they prove to be excellent in brightening and lightening skin. Vitamin C in fact is a great antioxidant for neutralizing free radicals and boosting collagen production. That means it can help lighten age spots and dark spots. Since the citrus fruit can make your sensitive to UV rays, make sure to put SPF when using lemon juice on your skin.
Lip Exfoliator: Apply a little of lemon juice on your lips before going off to sleep in the night and then wash it off in the morning. This will help remove dead skin cells and dried skin. However, avoid this if you have chapped lips that have any cuts.
Nail Strengthener: Just like hair, nails also need to be strengthened from time to time. Make a mixture out of the cooking oil that you use with lemon juice and soak your nails. It’s a great way to help fix nails that have yellowed.
Hair Nourisher: Lemon is good for your hair as it helps in removing dandruff. Rubbing or massaging lemon juice on your hair regulates the blood in your scalp helping in hair growth. The glands are regulated too which help in producing oil to have beautiful and shiny hair.
Mouth Freshener: Lemon can also be used as a breath mint. Put some lemon juice in your mouth and swirl it in your mouth for some time and then drink it. This method would help in getting rid of your bad breath.
Digestive System: Lemon is a very good internal cleanser for the body. Mix lemon in a glass of warm water and drink it every day to help clear the toxins from your body.
Looking for an ingredient that would cater to all your beauty needs? Lemons are the best bet that you can rely on.