skin care using lemons
that you can make at home
When life gives you lemons, forget the lemonade. Yes forget the lemonade, since lemonade is rather cheap in the US and fresh lemons can be used in so many other more useful ways. Instead of lemonade, you can actually use them for other purposes, such as beauty, health and
cleaning of your home. The humble lemons are capable of providing excellent flavor to foods. They can also be used to preserve and to bleach. In this article, however, we will focus on the many uses of lemons for beauty.
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skincare)Lemons are very rich in vitamin C and many other valuable nutrients and these constituents give lemons a unique position in beauty applications. Because of their versatility, they have been used since ancient times for beauty products. Lemons originally come form Asia; it is believed by many that India is their birthplace.
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What lemon can do for your skin?
They are widely used in
home beauty preparations. If you mix it with Aloe Vera, it can be used as a cleanser. Some people use them diluted with water as toners for oily skin. Though many experts and books recommend lemons for
skin hyper-pigmentation (darker areas in the skin or pregnancy marks), we do not recommend this use because it can irritate the skin. They can also be used as deodorants for the armpits or feet. (Related:
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The list of the lemonís benefits is extensive. Although we are talking of fresh lemons here, lemon essential oil has the same properties and they can be used interchangeably. Letís take a quick look at some of its potential uses. Other benefits of lemons:
Its clean aroma helps to uplift our spirit and calm the nerves. However, it should not be used prior to sleeping since lemons make us energetic and uplifted.
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Its soft, refreshing
fragrance can be used in candles and oil burners or you may use fresh lemon peel in a bowl of hot water.
- It is believed that lemons help to reduce high blood pressure.
- It helps digestion because it activates the intestine's secretions.
- In skin care it has astringent properties and it helps to
bleach and whiten the
- Of course, lemon helps to stimulate circulation. This is the reason why many
soaps have lemon essential oil.
- Because of its high vitamin C content, it helps boost the immune system.
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