Besides being an important ingredient in your kitchen, lemon is also known for its properties in health and beauty. This food has properties that are astringent, disinfectant, and act as a natural lightener for hair and skin.
Lemons are also characterized by high contents of Vitamin C, antioxidants, and compounds that regulate acidity and promote fat elimination.
If you still don’t know what beauty secrets lemons have to offer, continue reading below and find out how to use lemons and what benefits you will gain.
- Lemons for Beauty Skin
Lemon is our skin’s ally, especially for people who suffer from oily skin. Its astringent properties promote excess oil elimination and significantly improves skin’s appearance. It is important to keep in mind that lemon should only be applied to your skin before going to bed, because sunlight exposure could cause stains on your skin. So apply lemon before you go to bed, and the next morning, you can use a skin cream.
How to apply it: All you need to do is squeeze the lemon and apply it on your face using a cotton ball.
- Lip Exfoliant
There are a lot of factors that could make your lips look dry and cracked. In order to get rid of this problem, a good solution for you is to apply a bit of lemon juice on your lips before you go to bed. Lemon’s ingredients promote hydration and eliminate dead skin cells.
- Hair Highlighter
This is the most common use of lemon in beauty as it has been proven to provide great results. Apply lemon juice to your hair and expose it to the sun. This way you will lighten your hair and make it shiny.
In contact with sun, the lemon juice will help lighten your hair, giving it light and golden highlights. For best results, do this at least once a week.
- Fights Blackheads
Lemon’s astringent and antibacterial properties can promote the elimination of waste and excess oil on the skin. Lemon is considered to be a powerful ally in the fight against blackheads because it promotes the elimination of toxins and deeply cleans the skin.
Before you go to bed, apply a little bit of lemon juice on the area where you have blackheads and let it stay for 10 minutes. After that wash your face with cold water. Remember not to get sun exposure while you are using this treatment.
- Eliminates Marks
There are many factors that cause marks on the skin, which aesthetically, do not look very good. A very effective way of improving and reducing the appearance of marks is to apply a bit of lemon juice to the area and allow it to stay for 15 minutes before you wash it out with water.
As mentioned before, use this treatment at night, as sun exposure could cause adverse reactions.
- Lemon as nail strengthener and whitener
Using household chores, chemicals, and a lot of other bad habits can cause nails to weaken and/or become stained. Lemon is the perfect solution for this problem as it promotes the elimination of marks on the nails, while strengthening at the same time. All you need to do is combine a bit of lemon juice with two tablespoons of olive oil and apply it to your nails.
- For your armpits
Lemon’s properties act as a natural deodorant while at the same time clear up the dark stains that usually form around the armpit area. Its citric acid is responsible for killing bacteria that cause bad odors, so lemon can be used as an emergency deodorant.
In order to lighten your armpits, mix lemon juice with oatmeal and a bit of honey and apply the paste to your armpits and let it “work” for 1 hour before you wash it out.