6 Beauty concerns easily fixed with lemons
Lemons are wonderful for your skin because they are rich in vitamin C, calcium, vitamin B and E which are great to keep free radicals at bay and boost collagen production. Lemons are also rich in bioflavonoids whose antioxidant qualities are perfect to clarify the skin and remove dead cells. You can fix the following issues.
Lemons have antibacterial properties and work great as a face toner and cleansing for women with acne because it helps heal and close the infected pores. Simply mix four drops of fresh lemon juice with four drops of tea tree oil and six ounces of distilled water. Apply the solution on a cotton ball and clean your face once a day.
Lemon are a great skin bleach. Perfect to remove annoying stains on your elbows and knees. Simply cut a lemon in half and rub it on the dark spots to even out your skin tone. It’s like a magic eraser! Try it on your kids too, and you’ll see the difference.
Did you know that lemons work wonders as a tooth whitener? Yes! All you have to do is mix a tablespoon of baking soda and a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice. Using a Q-tip you are going to rub the mixture on every tooth. Let it sit for two minutes and scrub your teeth using a toothbrush. Do this once a day and you’ll see the results in two weeks.
If your nails are brittle from too many manicures and you want something natural to make them stronger, lemon is your new best friend. Mix a couple drops of fresh lemon juice and olive oil together and soak your nails for a few minutes. If you don’t like the smell of olive oil, use coconut oil instead. You should do this once a week to see the difference. You will also notice that your nails will look spotless.
You can make your own mask using lemon as the main ingredient. Coconut oil has properties that help straightening the hair because it restores the protein levels of hair follicles. To make this mask all you need are two tablespoons of coconut oil and the freshly squeezed juice of half a lemon. Mix the two ingredients together and apply on your hair. Leave it on for ten minutes and rinse with warm water.
Facials work best when the pores are open. You should prepare the skin before applying this mask to open those pores to let all the lemony goodness do its magic. You can invest in a face steamer or stand carefully above a pot with hot water to let the steam open your pores. In a bowl, mix one tablespoon of raw honey and the juice of half a lemon. Apply the mixture on your face and let it sit for thirty minutes. Rinse with warm water and go show off your clear skin.
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