Surprising Beauty Uses for Lemons

Published on November 17, 2016
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Lemons Make More Than Lemonade

Lemons Make More Than Lemonade

Canker sore treatment:

Becky Strum is a genius (she’s the founder of StormSister Spatique, remember?), well she found an amazing solution for helping you recover from canker sores. All you need to do is mix a few drops of lemon with green tea essential oil. It’s really as simple as that!

Hair Lightener:

There are instances that when your hair becomes exposed to frequent and long duration in the sun, the color fades or lightens. If this is something you’re going for, then you can apply a little lemon juice to your hair and you’ll get more of a natural sun-kissed glow. Plus, the lemon juice helps with dry scalp and dandruff, in case that’s something you’re also tired of.

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Skin brightener:

Lemons are rich in vitamin C and citric acid – which when used regularly, helps brighten and lighten your skin.Vitamin C has high antioxidant properties that can help against free radicals responsible for cell damage. Additionally, vitamin C promotes production of collagen and elastin, the skin connective tissues, which Marina Peredo, M.D., a dermatologist, says can help diminish age spots, dark spots, tanning, dull complexion and other skin blemishes.

It’s important to always wear sunscreen after using lemon juice because this citrus fruit can make your skin more sensitive to the harmful rays of the sun.

Shine eliminator:

Lemon juice is obviously acidic in nature, and citric acid is a great tool to dissolve natural oils that cause shine. So you can add a few drops of lemon juice when you’re washing your next and this will reduce excess oil and diminish shine.

Clarifying moisturizer:

When you combine natural oils, lemon juice will actually work as a great moisturizer to keep your skin nice and soft. You can even mix a few drops of coconut water and a few drops of lemon juice. The coconut oil will actually hydrate your skin, while the lemon juice will clear and brighten it. (I wish I had known this earlier!)

Exfoliate your lips:

If you put a little lemon juice on your lips before you go to bed, and wash it off in the morning to help remove dead skin cells and dried skin. It’s important to note that dermatologist, Gary Goldfaden, M.D., says that you need to very cautious when applying lemon juice to your lips for exfoliating if you have seriously chapped lips with cuts, if you add the lemon juice, it will only cause irritation. This is almost a better tip then the teeth whitener one!

Lip Exfoliator

Exfoliate your lips:

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