If you’re a girl who loves to use natural products in their beauty regime, then one of the products you can’t be without are lemons. You know that old saying ? When life gives you lemons, make lemonade ? Well, lemons are a great way to provide the daily amount of vitamin C needed for our body. They also have a high content of B vitamins, which facilitates the absorption of sugars from the body, prevents cardiovascular diseases and supports the mental balance. They also contain many minerals such as phosphorus, copper, iron and magnesium which are rapidly absorbed by the body and helps strengthen the immune system.
Check out my top ten tips for ways to incorporate this fantastic, natural product into your regime !!!
For removing makeup – squeeze the juice of half a lemon and with it soak a cotton swab and clean the face. In addition, that it will clean your makeup, your face will get a fresh dose of vitamin C. Don’t forget to protect your eyes!
For dealing with dry skin – mix 3 tablespoons lemon juice, 3 tablespoons of honey and 1 tablespoon of cabbage (boiled and ground into paste – I know, it sounds icky !!!). Apply to the face and neck, stay for 10 minutes, then rinse with cold water.
If you have oily skin – mix half a tablespoon of turmeric powder, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 3 tablespoons of ground papaya. Apply for 20 minutes and wash.
For white teeth and fresh breath – over the half of a lemon put a little salt and a pinch of baking soda. Rub in the teeth.
If you suffer with dandruff – mix the juice of one lemon with one egg white. Apply on your hair and leave for an hour. Do it for 1 month and you’ll be flake free !!!
For shiny hair – after shampooing, rinse your hair with lemon juice, without washout. Smells gorgeous and adds a lovely shine !!!
For cracked lips – mix a tablespoon of cream, lemon juice and honey. Rub a little into your lips until you feel them tingle and then wash it off.
For lightening of the skin – mix equal quantities of tomato juice, lemon juice and milk. Apply for 10-15 minutes and rinse. (I’ve not tried this one myself, so I’d love to hear from you if you give it a go !!!)
For refreshing the face –Mix the juice of an apple, pear, with a few drops of lemon juice. This not only freshens the skin, but smells gorgeous – you can thank me later !!!
Care for the aging skin – mix one tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 2 tablespoons almond oil. Apply on the skin and leave for 20 minutes before washing off – heavenly !!!