Have you been searching for a magic Ingredient, that will take care of your beauty? We’ve found it! Turns out, there are multiple beauty ingredients at your disposal, you probably never bothered to find out.
Lemon!!! This brightly Yellow fruits is one of the superstars in the Citrus world and is found in almost everyone’s refrigerator.
Mostly used for Tea. Sure enough, you probably never thought it could solve many beauty problems
Lemons are a popular Ingredient in our homes due to their Antibacterial & Antiseptic qualities as well as its refreshing citrus aroma.
In beauty, it has so many benefits, you can hardly find a beauty product without lemons in them.
They are a high source if Vitamin C, Potassium, Calcium & Magnesium, all of which helps improve the appearance and condition of our skin, hair, nails etcDue to it’s characteristic composition, it is often added to special masks, scrubs, creams, solutions, lotions, thereby increasing their effectiveness and efficiency.Here are a few ways to use lemon to enhance your beauty ;
1- Super Skin: first you will want to start a lemon drinking routine, a glass of unsweetened lemon juice in the morning to start up your system, which will in turn increase energy by flushing out Toxins & Hydrating your whole body.
Regular intake of Lemon Juice gives you an evenly toned skin.
It motivates pores to easily close and tightens your face resulting in smother skin.
2. Lightens Ashy Elbows & Knees: see those ashy elbows and knees, simply rubbing some lemon juice into them works like magic. Frequent usage of it lightens those areas, getting rid if this blemish.
Use it twice daily.
3. Facial Spots: see those black spots on your face, just apply some lemon juice on them and let it sit on your face for 10-15 minutes then rinse it with warm water. Do this 3-4 times a week and watch them fade away.
NB; If your skin is irritated by it, we advice you stop the process immediately.
4. Serves as a Lip Balm for chapped lips: chapped lips mostly caused by Atmospheric change, Vitamin deficiency.
Lemon helps you to moisturizes & hydrates the lip.
Applying a small amount of lemon juice on your lips before you go to bed will do the trick.
Make sure to wash it off in the morning, all the dead cells & dried skin will come off. Apply lip gloss afterwards, repeat process 3-4 times a week.
5. Beautiful Nails; we all love shiny strong and healthy looking nails, household substances usually weakens our nails.
Just mix 1 tsp of lemon juice and 2tsp of olive oil into a small bowl and dip your nails in it. Let it sit for some time.
6. Deodorant : Lemon juice is a great analogue Deodorant.
Make a quick scrub by combining or mixing lemon juice, honey and oatmeal, then apply the mixture onto your armpit.
Let it sit in & wash off after an hour.
Also to brighten the dark spots under your arm and work on sweat, mix 1 tsp of Baking Soda and Lemon juice.
Then apply it onto your armpit, let it sit in for an hour, wash off with warm water and dry with soft towel.
Do this 3-4 times a week.
7. For Hair: Lemon works magic for the hair;- Itchy scalp: There is nothing as irritating as an itchy scalp.
Add a few drops of lemon juice to your regular hair shampoo or conditioner and massage into you hair for about ten minutes before rinsing off with cold water. Regular application will soothe your itchy scalp.
–Split ends : Lemon juice also prevents split ends. Ensure you trim the split ends before or after the treatment; this is because split ends that already exist can only be treated by chopping them off.
Simply mix equal amounts of olive oil and lemon juice and apply the mixture on your hair. Do this at least once a month and the problem will be history.
-Highlights: When highlighting the hair, it is good to be cautious with the products we use. Freshly squeezed lemon juice offers a natural way to lighten hair without side effects. Lemon juice has bleaching properties and the citric acid in it, combined with sunlight, will naturally lighten the hair.
Mix one cup of fresh lemon juice with a quarter cup of slightly warm water.-Adds shine: When you rinse your hair with lemon juice, it achieves a great shine and shimmery look.
The lemon juice rinse should be diluted with a cup of water. You could also mix equal amounts of lemon juice with a conditioner of your choice then apply the mixture on your hair. Leave the mixture on the hair for two to three minutes then rinse thoroughly. The result is soft, shiny hair
-Hair growth: Women worry most about the length, thickness and strength of their hair. Mix lemon juice with olive oil or coconut oil and use the mixture to massage your scalp. This stimulates hair growth and also remedies hair loss.
The vitamin C found in the juice also strengthens the hair. For best results, the scalp massage should be done regularly.
–Dandruff: Dandruff is a cause of embarrassment for many women. Mix a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice with three teaspoons of water, one teaspoon of vinegar add a quarter teaspoon of salt then apply this to your scalp.
Leave it on for 20 minutes before rinsing with warm water then shampooing. This will rid your hair of dandruff for about four months.
–Oily scalp: The citric acid in lemon juice helps to remove the excess build-up of oil on the scalp. Mix lemon juice and vinegar in equal amounts and apply on the scalp to remove clogged follicles that give rise to an oily scalp.
*For subtle highlights, allow the hair to dry indoors.
*For bright highlights, go into the sunlight and allow the sun to dry your hair.*This process may not work for all hair types or scalps.Hope you enjoyed this tips. Share your thoughts with us in the comment section. Don’t forget to like and share.