If we were to come up with the most beneficial foods, lemons would certainly be included in the beginning of the list. Full of vitamin C and essential antioxidants, lemons can assist the functioning of various bodily systems.
A lemon is also one of the greatest beauty products. It can be used for the creation of natural masks, hair treatments and skin lightening lotions.
I have created a list of the best beauty uses for lemons that I have come across. Keep reading to find out how you can incorporate the fresh citrus in your everyday beauty regimen.
① Lighten Your Hair
Do you want to get beautiful highlights in your hair? The long term use of lemon juice can have an amazing lightening effect on your locks.
Pour a bit of lemon juice in your hair before going to the beach. Exposing the hair to the effects of the sun will improve the results even further.
② Nail Strengthener
Do you have brittle nails? If so, you have probably tried every possible nail treatment to prevent breakage and get that perfect manicure. The solution is simple and chances are that it is already found in your fridge.
Mixing lemon juice with some oil (olive oil, for example) will result in a wonderful and very potent nail strengthening product. Soak your nails in this liquid, and you will soon notice the difference.
③ Lip Exfoliator
If you suffer from dry lips, you may be in need of proper exfoliation. Put a little bit of lemon juice on your lips before going to bed. You will notice the uppermost layer peeling off the next morning. It will reveal the healthy, beautiful skin located underneath.
④ Control Sebum Production
Do you suffer from oily hair? If so, you know how difficult it will be to find the perfect cosmetics. I have tried all possible oily hair shampoos and masks but most of them seem to be ineffective.
Lemon juice is a natural astringent and as such, it will control sebum production. Using the juice on your scalp will regulate the functioning of the sebaceous glands and decrease hair oiliness.
Lemon juice can also be used as a skin toner that will reduce shine and improve your complexion.
⑤ Skin Brightener
The vitamin C and the antioxidants that lemons are rich in can make your complexion much brighter and clearer.
Treat your face with lemon juice for a couple of minutes and wash the skin clean. Apply a moisturizing cream that has SPF of at least 15+.
It is very important to protect the skin from the effects of the sun after trying a lemon juice treatment. Lemon juice can make your skin more sensitive to UV rays.
⑥ Lighten Age Spots
Fun fact – lemon juice can help lighten aging spots or even liver spots and freckles. The vitamin C that lemons contain is used in a wide range of skin lightening creams.
Because of this fact, you can use lemons to get rid of dark spots. Leave lemon juice on dark spots for 15 minutes per day and wash your skin. Being consistent with the treatment will soon lead to a change in the color of your skin.
⑦ Teeth Whitener
Just like you can use lemon juice to lighten your hair and get rid of dark spots, it can be the perfect natural option for making your smile white again.
Take out your baking soda and pour out some lemon juice and mix them together. Grab a Q-tip and apply to your teeth. Brush your teeth after a couple of minutes to get rid of the acid.
⑧ Soften Elbows & Knees
Mixing lemon juice, sea salt and olive oil will result in an all-natural, highly beneficial body scrub. Using it on the elbows, knees and your feet will make the skin softer and smoother.
This time, take some lemon juice (a full lemon is required for this one), a few teaspoons of salt, and some olive oil. Mix it all together and you have created your own homemade body exfoliator.
This works like magic! If you’ve gone spray tanning recently, this mixture can also help get rid of the orangey color of your skin.
⑨ Clarifying Moisturizer
Do you want to get rid of blemishes and moisturize your skin at the same time? You will need to follow a basic recipe to get these results.
Add a few drops of coconut water to a cup of lemon juice. The coconut water hydrates the skin, and the lemon juice gives you a clear complexion. Put some sunscreen on after you are done.
⑩ DIY Deodorant
Lemons contain citric acid, which is a very powerful anti-bacterial substance. The unpleasant odor of sweat is caused by bacterial activity. This is why you can use lemon juice each time you forget your deodorant.
⑪ Blackhead Treatment
Lemons are a wonderful acne remedy because of their skin clarifying and anti-bacterial qualities. Using freshly squeezed lemon juice on your face will give you an opportunity to benefit from the astringent qualities and to get rid of stubborn blackheads immediately.
All of these homemade beauty remedies may sound too good to be true – who knew that a lemon could assist in so many ways? But they’re all true so go ahead and try as many as you’d like!
Which beauty use for lemons is your favorite? Which beauty use has worked the best for you?