Surprising Beauty Uses for Lemons

Published on November 17, 2016
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You’ve heard the saying, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Trust us, there’s a lot more that you can than just making lemonade. Lemons actually have many great beauty benefits, especially for your skin and hair. Check out some of the best uses out there for the sour, yellow fruit.

Lemon Beauty Tips

Lemon Beauty Tips

Teeth whitener:

Wanna save yourself a trip to the dentist? Then boy do we have a tip for you. Here’s what you need to do to get the best teeth whitener available and on the cheap, mix lemon juice with baking powder and then crush this directly on your teeth to make them whiter. It’s important that you remember to rinse with water when you’re done. Think about how much money you’re going to save with this quick and affordable tip.

Nail strengthener:

Are you the type to get gel manicures every few weeks? If your answer is yes, then listen up. You should prepare your own mixture of olive oil and lemon juice to strengthen your nails. If your have dry, brittle or stained nails, it’s recommended to soak your nails in the mixture to harden them up.

Elbow and knee bleacher:

In some cases, the skin on your elbows and knees appear darker than other body parts. The founder of DaBlot Beauty, Patrice Coleman, recommends that you take a half slice of lemon and rub this on the dark body part. By doing so, you’ll have improved the appearance of your elbows and knees almost instantly. “It’s like magic!”

Blackhead treatment:

Ah, acne and blackheads, I wish I had known that you didn’t just ruin the faces of teenagers but that you also followed some people well into adulthood. Sigh. So if you’re someone who suffers from oily skin that is prone to imperfections like acne and blackheads usually come after the zits break open and heal. It seems almost too good to be true but lemon juice has antibacterial properties and this can help speed up acne treatment before you can say, “Sign me up!”

Here’s what you need to do, simply slice up a lemon and use any slice to squeeze the juice into your skin. That’s it. You’ll start to see improvements in blackheads fading far far away.

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Cleansing wipes:

A rather crucial skincare treatment routine everyone should follow is cleansing. To really deeply cleanse your skin, you need to mix a few drops of lemon juice and tea tree essential oil with distilled water. The founder of StormSister Spatique, Becky Strum, says that this mixture, when placed on cotton pads, is an effective way to cleanse skin that is slightly problematic. She also recommends using about 6 ounces of distilled water when making the mixture.

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