Do you know that the usage of lemon is just not limited to your kitchen? Yes, lemon is one such ingredient which has loads of properties which can be used to accentuate the beauty. Because of the properties of astringent and disinfectant, it can be used in a number of ways for hair as well as skin. Mentioned below are some of the ways you can use lemons for beauty enhancement:
- Best skin solution
Lemon is the best solution for skin, particularly oily skin. It helps in oil elimination and also improves the appearance of the skin. This is the reason it is advisable to apply lemon before going to sleep at night. Under no condition, the lemon applied skin should be exposed to the Sun, as it can cause stains on the skin. You can apply lemon juice with a cotton ball or a spray bottle.
- Hair highlights
The safest as well as the easiest of the ways for adding hair highlights is nothing but lemons. All you need to do is to take out the lemon juice by squeezing fresh lemons, then apply the juice on your hair and go and sit under the Sun. In order to get the desired effect, you can repeat this process for a few days.
- Hydrates the lips
The lips often become dry because of the various beauty products that we apply to our lips. To hydrate your lips and curb drying and chapping of the lips, put some lemon juice on your lips before going to sleep in the night. The presence of lemon juice on your lips for the entire night will keep them hydrates and prevents them from drying up.
- Reducing the wrinkles
Lemon is the best wrinkle reducing solution that costs nothing in comparison to the various expensive wrinkle solutions available in the market. Simply put a teaspoon of sugar in 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and massage on your face for ten minutes. This mixture works because the Vitamin C present in lemon aids in the production of collagen and sugar aids in skin repair.
- Fights the blackheads
The antibacterial properties of the lemon help in eliminating the toxins present in the skin and cleanse the skin to the roots. If you are facing the problem of blackheads on your face, apply a little juice of lemon in the affected area before going to bed and let it stay on your face for 10-15 minutes. Afterwards, use cold water to wash off the face. Do this treatment only in the night.
- A perfect bleach for knee and elbow
Elbows and knees often turn dark during the course of life. If we use half a lemon in these areas, the result turns out to be magical. Usage of lemon over a week can turn the color of these areas a shade lighter.
- Natural deodorant
The lemon has an odor eliminating property which removes the presence of bacteria that causes the bad odor and also the stains present in the armpits. Simply mix lemon juice, oatmeal and honey and apply it to the armpits and wash it after a while.