Lemons have always been essential when it comes to salads, drinks and food. We love to add zing and aroma to our favorite cuisine because what is life without a little zest.
Some prefer to start their morning with a little detox drink to flush out toxins.
But did you know your skin, hair, and nails love lemons as well! It is used as a versatile ingredient when it comes to beauty as they are an excellent source of Vitamin C which is used in improving skin, hair and nails.
Here are the best beauty uses for lemons but keep in mind, if you have sensitive skin, do a patch test on your skin first.
For healthy skin
Lemons have strong antibacterial properties, which makes them perfect for nixing breakout-causing bacteria. Just mix a few drops of coconut water with a few drops of lemon juice.
2. Skin brightener
As we are aware lemon is packed with Vitamin C and citric acid which are natural ingredients to brighten and lighten your skin
In case of dark elbows and knees, you can rub half a lemon on them. And it works like magic.
3. Say bye to blackheads
It might sound too good to be true, but lemons can also help treat your blackheads. This is because they contain citric acid, a natural form of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). After cleansing, rub a slice of lemon over your most blackhead-ridden spots (typically your T-zone) to let the AHAs work their pore-clearing magic.
4. Cleansing Wipes
Mix a couple of drops of lemon and tea tree essential oil in about six ounces of distilled water. You can use it as a toner or for use with cotton pads as a cleansing wipe.
For lustrous hair1. Get Ombre highlights
Want to get your DIY highlights with lemon? Apply lemon juice on the strands of hair and expose it to sunlight and get the trendy ombre effect.
2. No more itchy scalp!
An easy cure for a dry, itchy scalp is to rub a lemon on it for instant effect. Lemons work great as an antioxidant too due to their richness in Vitamin C.
For lips, nails and teeth1. Get rid of chapped lips
Mix a little lemon juice with some brown sugar to create your own lip scrub. The lemon juice’s AHA will work as a chemical exfoliator to loosen up dead skin cells while the sugar will work as a physical exfoliator to slough them off.
2. Manicure essential
If your nails are dry and brittle and want to fix nails that have yellowed.
- Make a mixture of your favorite cooking oil with lemon juice.
- soak your nails.
3. Get pearly whites at home:
Here’s how to can whiten your teeth at home:
- Mix baking soda and lemon juice.
- Apply it to your teeth with a clean Q-tip.
- Use a toothbrush to scrub your teeth.