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7 Benefits of Lemon  For The Skin

7 Benefits of Lemon For The Skin

Why use lemon daily for your skin? Here are 7 excellent reasons that will make you see the lemon differently!

Whether it is to spice up our dishes, to purify and detoxify our body or to facilitate many household chores, lemon is an essential citrus fruit at home. But if it is also healthy for health, did you know that it is also very popular in the world of beauty. To cleanse the skin, nourish the nails or lighten the hair, it's the perfect ally you need!

7 Benefits of Lemon  For The Skin

An inexhaustible source of vitamins and minerals, this citrus fruit really has it all. It is rich in calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus and vitamins B and C. Thus, lemon is known to strengthen the immune system, soothe migraines or cleanse the urinary tract. As a bonus, it is also the ideal accomplice for effective weight loss. What was less suspected is that lemon juice is also one of the most powerful natural remedies in the treatment of skin problems. In the cosmetics world, it is readily integrated into a range of beauty products: moisturizing creams, scrubs, masks and other hair care products. Not to mention that its presence is also found in products used to improve the health of nails and teeth.

1. Fade dark spots

From the forties, unsightly brown spots appear on the face, hands and décolleté. They are mainly triggered by repeated exposure to the sun. Over time, melanin concentrates on these areas of the body and causes skin pigmentation. We have hidden these ugly spots with foundation, but we would like to get rid of them completely. Certainly, unless you use invasive methods, the matter is not simple. But there is always a way to tone down the dark color. A formidable remedy for whitening the skin: lemon.

Apply lemon juice on your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Then wash your face with lukewarm water. It will clear your skin, lighten pigment spots and even cure acne.

Do you have oily skin? That's good, you can take full advantage of the astringent properties of lemon, which promote the removal of fat and improve the appearance of the skin. Apply lemon juice on your face before going to sleep. But do not expose yourself to the sun the next day, it is the best way to cause spots on the skin. Opt for sunscreen!

2. Dry, chapped lips

Dry lips are often very unpleasant, even painful. You should know that their skin is thin, sensitive and vulnerable to cold. This is why your lips are often dry in winter. And, beyond aesthetics, this phenomenon causes tingling and tugging. The reflex we all have is to moisten our lips with our tongue. This is a bad habit as it further increases chapping and irritation. Do not neglect this dryness and do not use any balm which may aggravate the situation, sometimes even causing herpes on the lips. The real solution lies in hydration: you have to drink plenty of water throughout the day. And favor the application of natural ingredients, such as lemon.

Also, before going to bed, apply lemon juice on your dry and chapped lips. It will immediately hydrate them, remove dead cells and make them much softer. Apply this remedy for a few days and no more chapping!

3. Remove blackheads

Do you have a few unsightly blackheads on your face? No need to make an appointment with the beautician. Although the solution of steam combined with creams and scrubs, always proves its worth, you can use a natural home remedy based on lemon. It seems strange to you, but this citrus fruit is an unexpected anti-blackhead weapon! Indeed, thanks to its powerful antiseptic properties, it effectively fights the bacteria that trigger all these skin imperfections. As a bonus, it is astringent and will therefore help to tighten pores and therefore prevent blackheads.

The treatment is very simple: just mix a tablespoon of lemon juice with two lightly beaten egg whites to obtain a mask that you will gently apply to the face with your fingertips. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. This natural decoction will purify your skin, drive out blackheads and make your complexion brighter. To be done once a week.

4. Nourish the nails

Do you feel that your nails are brittle, dry and split easily? It is not unusual. In addition to the cold and hormonal problems, the nails tend to be abused by the repetition of manicures. Especially, ladies, if you are used to permanent varnishes and other gels. They are necessarily more fragile, streak quickly and even yellow over time. To nourish, protect and whiten them, lemon is perfectly recommended.

Soak your nails in lemon juice for 10 minutes to lighten and strengthen them. Then, treat them with a solution of white vinegar and hot water. A vinegar bath will benefit the health of your nails, since it will help them regain their lost whiteness more easily.

P.S: by fusing lemon essential oil with sweet almond oil, you will push back the cuticles, provide beautiful hydration to the nails and nourish them in depth.

5. Hydrate the skin

As we pointed out above, lemon is full of vitamin C: it is a powerful antioxidant and an excellent disinfectant that will cleanse the skin, hydrating it and brightening it. As a bonus, it fights against cellular aging and will help you prevent wrinkles and reduce the fine lines that form on the skin. Thanks to its astringent properties, it will also fight excess sebum and make the skin less oily.

Applying lemon juice to your face with a cotton ball will bring its share of softness and freshness. But beware, as it has a high citric acid content, it must be used with caution. Better to opt for an organic and diluted lemon. If your skin is too fragile, it is better to combine it with other ingredients such as oils.

Another option to moisturize and lighten the skin: mix lemon juice with 1/2 plain yogurt, another product with lightening properties. Apply this mask to dark areas leaving it on for 30 minutes. Then rinse thoroughly with water and apply your usual moisturizer.

6. Lemon can lighten hair

Tired of this too dark mane? Do you want to change your look slightly without having to go for a scan at the hairdresser? Good news: lemon will do the trick and bring you that little sunny touch that you are missing!

To look better and give your hairstyle a little relief, lemon juice is an excellent natural remedy for lightening hair. Just dissolve 50ml of freshly squeezed juice in 200ml of water and rinse your hair. For an optimal and faster effect, spray your hair with this solution before going out in direct sunlight. There you go, you now have the solution to tone a few locks in a subtle and natural way.

7. Use lemon as a natural deodorant

Oops, your deodorant just died and you have a last minute appointment? Do not panic, the lemon comes to your rescue! Yes, hard to imagine, and yet here again, this surprising citrus fruit has a role to play.

Cut a lemon in half and rub it on your armpits. This will remove stinky  odors, perspiration and leave the underarm area fresh and clean. Then wash off with lukewarm water. Warning: avoid using lemon if you have just shaved under your arm. It might sting badly!

And the list goes on and on…As you can see, lemon is an inexhaustible source of skin and health benefits.