The lemon is undoubtedly among the fruits most used both in gastronomy and for health and beauty care; it has a flavor that makes it irreplaceable in the preparation of dishes and drinks. What about the properties contained in this precious food?
It is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidant compounds, a real panacea in the prevention of various diseases. The lemon also proves to be a crucial ingredient for treating nails, hair, whitening teeth, eliminating blemishes and blemishes from the skin of the face ... Apparently we have an excellent beauty ally at hand.
The benefits of lemon are endless; drinking lemon water in the morning or evening, for example, has slimming properties, in this regard we recommend reading the article "Water and lemons, the benefits".
How to use lemon in cosmetics, recipes
Against yellowing nails, just rub a slice of lemon on your nails for at least a couple of minutes every day before going to bed. In a short time, they recover their natural color and they will shine again.
To lighten your hair by one tone, just apply a certain amount of lemon juice to all hair and immediately afterwards expose yourself to the sun for a few minutes. You will have lighter and brighter locks than your natural color.
Be careful not to leave any lemon juice residue on your face otherwise you risk staining your skin during sun exposure.
Even against dull and impure skin you can resort to lemon; this wonderful fruit is able to deeply cleanse the skin and completely renew it. Let's see in detail what we need and how to make your natural lemon-based peeling.
- 1 lemons
- 2 aspirins
How it is prepared
- Put the aspirins in a bowl, break them up until they become powder then mix them with the lemon juice
- Apply the mixture on the skin with the help of a brush
- Let it act for about a quarter of an hour then rinse with plenty of warm water
Warning: do not expose the skin to the sun, to avoid spots or other alterations
Does the skin of your lips suffer from sudden climate changes? For delicate skin we can make a lemon-based exfoliant; eliminates dead skin that has accumulated in this area.
- 1 medium lemon
- 25 grams of sugar
How it is prepared
- Pour the sugar into a bowl and add the lemon juice
- Mix the ingredients well until they are amalgamated
- Apply the mixture on the lips, practicing gentle circular massages.
Operation to be carried out a couple of times a week before going to bed.
Against dark spots on the face
Lemon is one of the most effective skin whiteners. To benefit from this citrus, just extract the juice of half a lemon and apply it directly to the affected area before going to sleep. It should be applied only in the evening: sun exposure could worsen the stain. The next day, rinse it off with plenty of cold water.
But its effects can be enhanced when combined with baking soda
- ½ lemon
- 10 grams of baking soda
How is it prepared?
- Pour the baking soda together with the lemon juice into a bowl and mix well.
- Apply this compound with gentle circular massages on the affected area and let it act for 5 minutes.
This compound can be used to lighten areas such as the armpits, elbows and knees.
Thanks to its antibacterial and astringent action, we can use lemon to treat mild acne; can control the excess sebum that gives rise to this problem. Just rub a little lemon on the affected area and leave it on for two minutes.
Useful recommendations: carry out the remedy only in the evening and apply a sunscreen the next day.