Everyone knows lemons have some great detox purposes, but you may not know that they can do wonders on your skin and hair. They have a great range of beauty benefits and here are 11 reasons:
Moisturizer: Take a few drops of lemon and add them to coconut water. This will not only clear and brighten your skin, but it will even hydrate it.
Bleaching capabilities: ”If your elbows and knees appear dark, simply rub with the half of a lemon and it is like magic!” shares Patrice Coleman, owner of DaBlot Beauty.
Blackheads: Lemons have a great antibacterial component, which means they can help treat acne. If you have blackheads then just had a few drops of lemon juice and you will see them disappear.
Cleanser: “I like to mix a couple drops of lemon and tea tree essential oil in about 6 oz of distilled water and recommend it as a toner or use with cotton pads as a cleansing wipe for problematic skin,” says Becky Sturm, founder of StormSister Spatique.
Whiten teeth: Take a juice lemon and mix it with baking soda and lemon juice until it makes a paste. Then apply this paste on your teeth and scrub it on with your toothbrush,
Canker sores: Apply lemon oil to cancer sores and it will help heal them faster!
Brightener: Lemons are high in vitamin C and acid. These properties are natural brighteners. Also, vitamin c is a great way to boost collagen. Therefore, if you have dark, sun, or age spots apply some lemon juice! Be sure to apply a sunscreen because it can make your skin more sensitive to UV rays.
Reduce oily skin: Lemons can help reduce any excess oil on your face!
Lips: Add some lemon juice on your lips before bed and then wash it of in the morning. It will help chapped lips!
Nails: Do you have dry, brittle, or even yellow nails?! Well, add some lemon juice in a bowl and soak your nails for about 5 minutes.
Brighten hair: If you want to naturally brighten your hair then here is how you can do it naturally. Apply lemon juice to your hair and then be sure to go out in the sun. The sun will help brighten the hair faster. Also, lemon juice is great for those suffering from dandruff.