Lemon Benefits for Beauty

Lemon Benefits for Beauty - Lemon is more than a good source of Vitamin C. There are many lemon health and beauty benefits. They are cheap and easily available, so there is no reason for you to try adding lemon to your beauty secrets. Check these 8 helpful tips of lemon use that you would love.

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Lemon water reduces the production of free radicals which are responsible for aging skin and skin damage. Lemon water is calorie free and an anti-oxidant.

Lighten Age Spots

Why buy expensive creams when you’ve got lemon juice? To lighten liver spots or freckles, try applying lemon juice directly to the area. Let it sits for 15 minutes and then rinse your skin clean. It’s safe and effective skinlightening agent.

Create Blonde Highlights

For salon-worthy highlights, add ¼ cup lemon juice to ¾ cup water and rinse your hair with the mixture. Then sit in the sun until your hair dries. To maximize the effect, repeat once daily for up to a week.

Clean and Whiten Nails

Pamper your hands without a manicurist. Add the juice of ½ lemon to 1 cup warm water and soak your fingertips in the mixture for 5 minutes. After pushing back the cuticles, rub some lemon peel back and forth against the nail.

Cleanse Your Face

Zap zits naturally by dabbing lemon juice on blackheads to draw them out during the day. You can also wash your face with lemon juice for a natural cleanse and exfoliation. Your skin should improve after several days of treatment. Lemon water is also a cooling agent, best way to beat the heat.

Freshen Your Breath

Make an impromptu mouthwash by rinsing with lemon juice straight from the bottle. Swallow for longer lasting fresh breath. The citric acid in the juice alters the pH level in your mouth, killing bacteria that causes bad breath. Rinse after a few minutes because long-term exposure to the acid in lemons can harm tooth enamel.

Treat Flaky Dandruff

Massage 2 tablespoons lemon juice into your scalp and rinse with water. Then stir 1 teaspoon lemon juice into 1 cup water and rinse your hair with it. Repeat daily until your dandruff disappears.

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Soften Dry, Scaly Elbows

Itchy elbows are bad enough, but they look terrible too. For better looking and feeling elbows, mix baking soda and lemon juice to make an abrasive paste, then rub it into your elbows for a soothing, smoothing, and exfoliating treatment. Rinse your extremities in a mixture of equal parts lemon juice and water, then massage with olive oil and dab dry with a soft cloth.