Lemon juice is a common folk remedy for lightening skin quickly and cheaply. Some people, however, have a severe chemical reaction when their skin is exposed to lemon juice and sunlight. Lemon juice is often used to make lemonade and other lemon beverages. The juice contains 6% citric acid which makes its taste sour.
This citrus fruit is one of the most versatile pieces of produce on the planet and has aided in cooking, health, and beauty secrets for hundreds of years. The juice helps to form alkaline in the body and is used in cooking as well as various other things. It will shock you to find out just how many beauty uses for lemons there are. Here are some great uses for the sunny yellow fruit.
The Best Uses of Lemon for Beauty
- Blackhead treatment: It may sound too good to be true, but because lemons are antibacterial, they can help treat acne. Just slice a lemon, and squeeze the juice on your face. Your blackheads will start to fade before you know it.
- One of the best beauty uses for lemons is turning the juice into a hair lightener. No need to put chemicals in your hair, ladies! Before taking a trip to the beach or lounging outside in your backyard to catch some rays, pour some lemon juice in your hair. You will have sun kissed highlights in no time!
- Lighten Skin: Find an old spray bottle, and put lemon juice in it. Add an equal amount of water to the bottle. Spray it on your skin being careful to avoid any cuts or injuries.
- Brighten nails: Combine three tablespoons of olive oil with one tablespoon of lemon juice to create a mixture that will condition and make nails appear brighter. The acid from the lemon helps clear up any buildup on the nails, leaving them whiter. And the olive oil hydrates.
- Drinking lemon juice with warm water in the morning will help in giving regular and easy bowel movement. Following a lemonade diet is beneficial for those with troubled bowel movements.
- Homemade Exfoliate: Slice a lemon in half and dip into granulated sugar. Rub vigorously on rough patches of skin, especially the feet, elbows, and kneecaps.
- Mix baking soda and lemon juice, and apply it to your teeth with a clean Q-tip. Then, use your toothbrush to scrub your teeth and rinse. It’s way cheaper than going to your dentist’s office.
- If your lips are still dry from the horrid winter we had and you can’t seem to find the right lip-gloss, try putting lemon juice on your lips before bed. The next morning when you wash your face, the dead skin cells and dried skin will scale off.
- For a skin-lightening mask, mix 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon tomato juice, 1 tablespoon cucumber juice, and 1 tablespoon sandalwood paste into a paste. Apply to skin and let sit 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and moisturize.
- Just as lemons can be used as a gentle exfoliate for the face, the same can be said about dry, rough elbows. Add lemon juice to baking soda until you have a grainy paste. Scrub it into your elbows to buff away dry, dead skin. Rinse with water and more lemon juice, and soften with lotion or olive oil.
With so many benefits associated with it, we are sure that lemons will now be an integral part of your personal as well as home care. Do let us know how you are using it!