11 Beauty & Skin Care Uses Of LEMON

10:30:00 PM Chris Konor 3 Comments

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Lemon as we all know is a citrus fruit which also contains citric acid.
This acid is capable of removing dead skin cells & also kill pigmentation. So today, i taught of compiling a list of ways lemon works when applied to your beauty & skin care routine.

Which includes:


1. Remove Toxins:

Each morning, wash a lemon and squeeze its juice and pulp into a pitcher of room temperature-to-warm water, then drink up! The lemon supposedly activates the liver, prepping for toxin removal. It’s a great way to start the day on a healthy path.


2. Whiten Your Teeth:

Taking a tip from our baking soda beauty tips: you can mix sodium bicarbonate with lemon juice and apply to teeth with a Q-tip. Then brush normally.


3. Lighten Elbows & Knees:

Rubbing your dark elbows and knees with a slice of lemon can help to lighten these areas. Don’t forget to follow up with a moisturizer


4. For acne:

You can create your own clarifying body lotion/toner by mixing lemon with coconut water, to be used as a body astringent. Mix a few drops of coconut water with equal amounts of lemon juice. The coconut will hydrate your skin, and lemon will clear and brighten it. For troubled skin, replace coconut water with coconut oil, massage into upper arms, knees, and elbows.


5. Facial mask:

Mash up a banana and mix with 1 Tbsp lemon juice.
Apply on face and leave for about 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.


6. Treat Blackheads:

Using a Q-tip, apply lemon juice to the affected blackhead


7. Strengthen Weak Nails:

Put some olive oil in to a small bowl and add a tbsp of lemon juice. Soak your nails for about 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse and pat dry. Not only will it strengthen brittle nails, it also brightens and whitens yellowing.


8. Chapped Lips:

Rub a small lemon wedge on your lips and allow it to sit over night. In the morning, follow it up with a coconut oil or your favorite natural oil. If you’re lips are cracked, don’t do this. The acid in the lemon will burn your lips up! use a hydrating balm instead.


9. Brighten Skin tone:

What works on your face works on the body! If you have unwanted dark spots, or if your knees and elbows appear shades darker than the rest of your body, simply rub the area with half a lemon.

10. Exfoliate:
Mix 1 TBSP of lemon juice with 1/4 c. of plain greek yogurt and a TBSP of honey. Mix until it forms a paste and apply it to your clean face (avoid getting too close to the eyes) like a mask. Leave it on for about 10 minutes and rinse.


11. Fade Dark Spots:

Apply the juice directly to dark spots on your face, using a Q-tip. Don’t forget to follow up with a sunscreen, because the acid in the lemon will make your skin more sensitive to UV rays.


hope this helps...

3 comments:

  1. wow! what a discovery. I will get a lemon 2morrow to whiten my teeth
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    1. Thanks dearie...

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  2. Lemon corrodes the enamel ooo! While drinking lemon u should preferably use a straw so that the juice escapes ur teeth. If u don't have one, u rinse off mouth immediately after drinking...hmmm!

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