Add Lemons to Your Beauty Regimen for Added Benefit
Forget the spa! Go to your fridge and grab some lemons for a list of beauty benefits. Lemons can be used for everything from your hair to your skin to your nails.
1. Homemade Teeth Whitener
Forget the expensive whitening strips or costly trips to the dentist to get your teeth pearly white. Mix baking soda and lemon juice and apply to the surfaces of your teeth with a q-tip. Follow it up with a good scrub from your toothbrush and Voilà an instant teeth brightener.
2. Natural Highlights
Avoid a trip to your hair stylist and go chemical-free by squirting lemon juice to your hair while you bask in the sun.
3. Nail Strengthener
Soak your nails in a bath of lemon juice to create stronger, less brittle nails. The lemon juice will also act as a bleaching agent, giving your nails a bright, healthy appearance.
Lemon juice contains antibacterial properties and alpha hydroxyl which can help with clogged pores and act as a light exfoliating agent. Cut a lemon in half and smooth it over the face. Let the juices soak in for few minutes and rinse for revitalized, fresh feeling skin.
5. Remove Age Spots and Acne Scars
Applying the juice of a lemon to age spots, acne scars and skin discolorations can aid in lightening the areas of concern. The citrus acid acts as the natural bleaching agent to help lighten skin over time and act as a clarifying agent.