Lemon is such a common kitchen staple that it’s easy to overlook its uses beyond making lemonade and lemon chicken. Lemons are actually one of the most versatile fruits with many uses. Women would especially love how these small yellow fruits can give so many beauty benefits.
Here are some of them.
- Clarifying Moisturizer
What you need: coconut water, lemon juice
What to do: Mix a few drops of coconut water with a few drops of lemon juice. Apply on skin.
The coconut in the mixture is good for hydrating the skin. Meanwhile, the lemon juice will clear and brighten it.
What you need: half a lemon
What to do: Just rub the lemon over dark elbows and knees.
Lemon is highly acidic and can easily help lighten dark spots, especially on the elbow and knee areas.
3. Acne Treatment
What you need: one lemon
What to do: Slice the lemon. Squeeze the juice on your face. Careful not to get any in your eyes.
Lemons have good antibacterial properties. Because of this, they’re excellent for treating acne. Regular treatment of lemon juice will help fade blackheads quickly.
4. Teeth Whitener
What you need: baking soda, lemon juice
What to do: Mix some baking soda with lemon juice. Using a clean Q-tip, apply directly to teeth. Then, use a toothbrush to scrub the teeth. Rinse afterwards.
Lemons are a much cheaper teeth whitening alternative to going to the dentist’s office.
5. Skin Brightener
What you need: lemon juice, SPF lotion
What to do: Just squeeze the juice of one lemon and apply over the skin. Rinse after a few minutes.
Lemons are rich in vitamin C which is a good antioxidant. In addition to helping neutralize free radicals, it also helps in boosting the production of collagen. When used over time, the lemon juice will brighten and lighten skin while also helping keep it looking youthful. It can fade age spots, dark spots and even a fake tan gone wrong.
Just a word of caution, however. Lemon juice will make your skin more sensitive to UV rays. So always apply lotion with SPF protection when going out.
6. Lip Exfoliator
What you need: a few drops of lemon juice
What to do: Before bedtime, coat the lips with a bit of lemon juice. Leave on overnight and rinse in the morning.
This routine will help remove the dead skin cells that have accumulated on the lips. It will also effectively rid your pouters of dried skin. Just don’t try it on severely chapped lips or it might be painful.
7. Nail Strengthener
What you need: cooking oil, lemon juice
What to do: Mix cooking oil with lemon juice and soak your nails.
If you have brittle and dry nails, or nails that have yellowed, the oil/lemon mixture will help restore nail strength. It will also fade the discoloration away. As a bonus, lemon juice will also soften cuticles.
Lemons have so many fabulous uses. Being a beauty aid is just one of them. The nice thing about it is lemons are 100% natural. It’s also cheaper to use than many commercial products. Lemons are definitely good for more than just lemonade. It’s also good enough to be your go to lemon- aid!