Yes, lemons are known for their high vitamin content. And how delicious it is. In fact, its a kitchen staple. You can juice it, use it for marinades, and whatever else recipes you can find that needs that distinctively lemon tangy taste. But today, I’m going to talk about lemon as a beauty enhancer, ingredient or home remedy.
I happen to be a great believer of it,because during my teens I was so plagued with blackheads and acne, and have tried a lot of products to clear my skin. And also I have crazily oily skin. Seriously at times I thought I resemble a used frying pan. Hahaha! That was until my mom told me to use lemon. And wow, what fantastic effects. It’s a skin whitener, toner, and I feel my skin tighten the more I used it, so I thought perhaps it has anti-aging properties as well.
After I cleanse my face, I usually rub it all over and its great in eliminating oily residues. Add to the fact that it smells heavenly, I dislike really heavy floral smells on any skin care product so lemon really was love.Besides its also easy on the wallet. Yeah, mom told me what I saved on buying expensive astringents was enough for ESET Smart Security she was saving for. I’m not sure if she was kidding.
Anyway, I came across an article at iVillage featuring Beauty Uses for Lemons and its quite awesome I decided to reblog it.
Lemons are a great:
- Hair Highlighter – woot! I didn’t know this. Definitely will try this.
- Facial Toner- its a natural astringent after all.
- Nail Whitener – hmm, that’s why those nail spas often use this.
- DIY Deodorant – The citric acid in lemon juice kills odor-causing bacteria.
- Hyperpigmentaion Fader – remedy for freckles and age spots. So true, I know this first hand.
- Fabric Stain Remover – hmm, this is a beauty remedy? No matter, its useful to know, right?
- Dandruff Treatment – easily removes flakes.
- Jewelry Polisher – handy metal cleaner.
- Body Exfoliator - Mix one part lemon juice with two parts each of salt and olive oil to create an all-natural body scrub.