Did you know that lemons are the most favored fruit all over the world and the most essential kitchen ingredient everywhere? Well if you didn’t know, now you do! Lemons in fact have many health and beauty benefits. However, in addition to their positive nutritional value, lemons can actually become part of your everyday lifestyle.
Suffering from a cold, flu or fever? Have a lemon in your house? No need to leave your house and buy medicine when you can just squeeze a lemon into some water. Lemon juice can treat a person who is suffering from a cold, flu or even a fever. The combination of lemon and H2O helps break fevers by increasing perspiration. Bottoms up!
In addition to lemon juice helping break a fever, the tart drink is also a cooling agent. Using lemon juice on the site of old burns can help fade scars, as it reduces the burning sensation on the skin when you feel that irritation and burn.
Do you dream of having those pearly white teeth but don’t want to spend a fortune doing so? Then boy oh boy do we have a sparkling tip for you! Getting whiter teeth has never been easier, more cost efficient or quick. 1) Mix lemon juice with baking powder 2) Crush the mix directly onto your teeth 3) Smile bright, because you now have whiter teeth. Oh and ps, don’t forget to rinse your mouth with water at the end, may not be the best tasting solution.
Want to add some ‘au naturel’ highlights to your hair? Simply apply lemon juice to your hair and vuela, your hair will be shining with that natural sun-kissed glow.
Are you the type to get gel manicures every few weeks? If your answer is yes, then listen up. You should prepare your own mixture of olive oil and lemon juice to strengthen your nails. If you have dry, brittle or stained nails, it’s recommended to soak your nails in the mixture to harden them up.
This may be hard to believe, but did you know that lemon juice has some antibacterial properties that can help speed up that quite annoying “acne treating” process? Well yup, this surely is true. Now when those little blackhead friends arrive on your face, all you need to do is take a lemon, slice it up and squeeze the juice right onto your skin,, you’ll immediately start to see results. Ah, but be careful to not get the lemon juice in your eyes, we all know how painful that can be.
Lukewarm water + honey + lemon juice = the key to helping reduce body weight. Those 3 simple ingredients will now become part of your everyday lifestyle.
Lemons are rich in vitamin C and citric acid – which when used regularly, helps brighten and lighten your skin. Vitamin C has high antioxidant properties that can help against free radicals responsible for cell damage. Additionally, vitamin C promotes production of collagen and elastin, the skin connective tissues, which Marina Peredo, M.D., a dermatologist, says can help diminish age spots, dark spots, tanning, dull complexion and other skin blemishes.
It’s important to always wear sunscreen after using lemon juice because this citrus fruit can make your skin more sensitive to the harmful rays of the sun.
We, especially women, tend to be concerned when it comes to beauty products. We love to apply lipsticks, lip balms and any other ointment that will leave our lips feeling moist and smooth. And, just like any other part of our face/body, exfoliation is also very important and true for the skin around your mouth. Lip scrubs remove the dead outer surface of your lips, but unlike many body scrubs, they are generally quite safe if ingested, like a Lemon Honey Sugar Lip Scrub, made simply from sugar, coconut oil, honey and lemon essential oils.