The humble lemon that you enjoy in your lemonade has many benefits. Not only for culinary and health benefits, but also for beauty. Lemon has been commonly known to reduce exceed oil on skin and is used to cure acne. But there are far more ways to use the lemon:
Diminishes Scars and Age spots
The discoloration caused by scars or age spots can be diminished by applying lemon juice to the discolored area. It would be better if you apply it at bedtime and leave the lemon juice on the skin overnight. Rinse with warm water in the morning.
Squeeze several fresh lemons juice and mix it with distilled water. Dip small cotton to the lemon mixture and rub it to the acne. Leave it for 15 minutes, and then rinse your face with water. You can also cure the acne from within. Drink juice from 1 whole lemon and mix it with 3 glasses of water. Store it in a bottle so you can drink it all day.
Diminishes acne scars
Lemon can help you to diminish acne scars. Rub lemon slice directly to the spots and leave for 10 minutes. Do it regularly until the scar’s faded.
Lemon contains nutrition our skin needs to brighten the skin. Mix lemon juices with water, and apply to your skin. Leave it for 20 minutes, then rinse thoroughly. Do this every day for maximum result. You also can mix the solution with honey to recover skin irritation.
Exfoliate the skin
Lemon juice is natural exfoliator. The citric acid in lemon works as gentle peel to remove top layers of dead skin cells. Cut a lemon into quarters and dip a piece into a little bit of sugar. Scrub the lemon onto your face to exfoliate the dead skin cells. You also can mix lemon juice, sugar, and water and rub it onto your face. Rinse with cool water and apply your favorite moisturizer after.
Lemon juice also can be used to remove blackheads. Rub direct lemon juice on area with blackhead every night until they disappear. Don’t forget to wash it with cool water in the morning.
If you feel that your teeth are not as white as they should be, you can try to mix lemon juice with baking soda. Dip an ear bud in this mixture and apply onto teeth. Don’t leave it more than one minute as it can break your tooth enamel. Brush your teeth gently after.
Dandruff is annoying because it causes your head itchy and smells unpleasant. You can use lemon to help you eradicate dandruffs or scalp. Rub lemon slices onto your scalp and leave the juice for approximately one hour. Then, you can wash your hair with lukewarm water. Make sure there is no scar on your head because lemon juice can sting the scars.
Lemon can help your hair to shine more. You just need to mix the juice of entire lemon with half cup of plain yoghurt and raw egg. Mix until it forms a thick paste, then apply to your hair and scalp thoroughly. Leave it long enough so that it dries, and wash off using mild shampoo. Regular treatment with this recipe will result on thicker, softer, and more lustrous hair.
Heals chapped lips
Chapped lips can ruin your beauty, because lipstick won’t apply well on chapped lips. Lemon juice can exfoliate and removes dead skin cells on your lips and resulting in smoother lips. Massage lemon wedges before you go to sleep and leave it overnight. Wash them off the next morning with cool water.
Natural remedies might work slowly because it contains no chemical materials. But, it sure leaves little to no side effect for you. Make sure you have enough stock of lemons because they work wonder for your beauty!