5 More Things To Do with Lemons
Lemons are one versatile fruit. They’re useful around the home and in the laundry room but they can also help you stay beautiful. Find out how to add lemons to your beauty routine to make your skin, nails and hair look better.
Did You Know?
Lemons were first cultivated in the Arab world and then exported around the world.
Lighten age Spots
Before buying expensive medicated creams to lighten unsightly liver spots and freckles, try this: Apply lemon juice directly to the area, let sit for 15 minutes, and then rinse your skin clean. Lemon juice is a safe and effective skin-lightening agent.
Create Blond Highlights
For blond highlights worthy of the finest beauty salon, 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. Lemon juice is a natural bleach. Don’t forget to put on plenty of sunscreen before you sit out in the sun. To maximize the effect, repeat once daily for up to a week.
Clean and Whiten Nails
Pamper your fingernails without the help of 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
Clean and exfoliate your face by washing it with lemon juice. You can also dab lemon juice on blackheads to draw them out during the day. Your skin should improve after several days of treatment.
Soften Scaly Elbows
It’s bad enough that your elbows are dry and itchy, but they look terrible too. Your elbows will look and feel better after a few treatments with this regimen: Mix baking soda and lemon juice to make an abrasive paste. Then rub the paste into your elbows for a soothing, smoothing, and exfoliating treatment.
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