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Most of us must have tried lemon in our beauty, skin care and health routines, lemon is an indispensable fruit to have at home. I really cannot get enough of my morning lemon water or sometimes in tea, lemon rind for skin care and lemon rinse for my hair. Today I am sharing some well known but useful uses of lemon which we could use in our day to day beauty regime.
Lemon contains citric acid hence is great for treating acne. The vitamin C found in citrus fruits is the key to healthy glowing skin while its alkaline nature kills bacteria known to cause acne.
Apply fresh lemon juice on acne and leave it overnight. Wash with water the following morning. There may be some burning at first, but you will manage. Do not use on bad acne case or open wounds.
There are a dozen of lemon packs we can make use of, lemon with olive oil, lemon with honey or lemon with rose water, you could use it for dry, normal and oily skin respectively.
Place a slice of lemon on to the corn cover and bandage it. Dabbing the affected area with lemon essential oil also helps in the healing process.
Rinse your mouth several times a day with the freshly squeezed juice of 1 lemon in a glass of lukewarm water.
Age spots and freckles:
To lighten spots or freckles, try applying lemon juice directly to the area. Let it sit for 15 minutes and then rinse your skin clean.
Add the juice of 1/2 lemon to 1 cup warm water and soak your fingertips in the mixture for 5 minutes. Rub lemon peel on the nail to lighten yellow marks.
Use lemon juice on blackheads to help them get exfoliated. You can also wash your face with lemon juice plus water for a natural cleanse.
This is my own, mix 1 part lemon juice and with 2 parts water, mix it and store daily in a spray bottle, keep spraying on the underarm throughout the day to ban body body odor and to lighten the underarm skin.
Massage two tablespoons lemon juice into your scalp and rinse with water. Repeat till you see dandruff vanishing. Do not use on broken scalp as it might burn.
Mix baking soda and lemon juice to make it like a scrub, then rub it into your elbows as an exfoliater.
My best friend tol me this one, Im sure many know it, she uses lemon cut into slices and lemon juice in the pedicure soak, this lightens and deodorizes the feet not to forget kill any bacteria.
Take half or a quarter of a lemon and dip in sugar. Use the sugar coated lemon to massage your feet.
Dab lemon juice on the blackheads every evening before going to bed. Rinse off the lemon juice in the morning.
Make a moisturizing mask for dehydrated skin with honey, lemon and olive oil. Leave ten minutes and rinse.
Use lemon juice, rose water and distilled water in equal parts and store daily in a sparay bottle, Use thrice a day as a toner for oily skin.
Make this hair mask with lemon juice, honey, mayo and olive oil and leave it on for 20 minutes and rinse, shampoo the next day.
As a last rinse, after conditioning, use a mig of water with few drops of lemon juice in it, rinse your hair and dry and style as usual. You will be amazed at the shine it imparts.
Make a mix of one lemon juice by adding four tablespoons of coconut milk to it. Apply this mix to the scalp once a week.
To lighten underarms, rub lemon slices daily before bath, leave on for say ten minutes and wash off. Do not use on broken, waxed or shaved skin.
Lemon juice when mixed with cucumber juice can really aid in removing scars. Make an equal amount mix of lemon and cucumber juice and apply it on your face thoroughly. Leave on for 15 mins, use thrice a week.
Apply lemon juice with milk or cream and turmeric before your daily bath. Leave it for 15 minutes, wash it off. It can do wonders!
How do you like to use lemon for your beauty regime? 🙂
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