Beauty

Some genius ways of using lemon juice for skin and hair

Lemon is the most common food item as it can be added to any beverage or dish and can be easily grown even in your kitchen garden. But do you know that lemon juice is also great for your skin and hair? Read on to know about such beauty tips.

Clear up the skin

Since lemons are rich in nutrients and vitamins, they have cleansing properties and are also excellent at exfoliating. Be it clearing the blemishes, cleansing, and hydration or removing blackheads, lemon juice works wonders in all of these use cases. A simple tip, slice a lemon in half and gently rub all over the face for 5 minutes for a quick exfoliation.

Evens-up the skin tone

A dark spot or unsightly acne scar ruins the skin. Take a cotton ball and squeeze lemon juice on it; then rub it on the face gently. Lemon juice does two things: it helps erase scars, and lemon oils also help important vitamins to easily enter the skin leading to the skin healing much faster. Fundamentally, the acid in the lemon juice reduces the prominence of the scars on the skin.

Light-up the hair

Hair restoration experts claim that when the acid in lemon juice is mixed with the sun’s rays, it makes the hair lighter. It is one of the best ways to get natural highlights; all you need to do is fill a sprayer with a mixture of warm water and lemon juice and spray it all over the hair. Then spend a couple of hours in the bright sun and get the best highlights possible.

Takes care of dandruff

Dandruff is a nuisance that damages both your hair and confidence. It’s really embarrassing when someone points out to your white shoulders; a combination of water, ginger root, lemon juice, and olive oil can lessen the amount of skin shedding from your head scalp. Apply the mix all over the head and leave it for an hour before you shampoo.

 Acts as a clarifying moisturizer

Lemons have effective anti-bacterial properties; a mixture of coconut water and lemon juice not only brightens the skin but also hydrates it effectively. In case you are experiencing any skin allergy induced by bacteria, gently dab the lemon juice – coconut water mixture and see the magic.

Works in treating blackheads

Gently rub a slice of lemon over the blackhead-ridden spots on your face to let the citric acid, a natural form of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) in lemons do their pore-cleansing magic.

Carry homemade lemon cleansing wipes in your bag to keep skin troubles away.

Priyadarshini Kaul

Priyadarshini Kaul Mishra has two Master’s Degrees in English Literature and History. She is actively following her passion for the language by being a content creator since many years now. Besides this, Priyadarshini is a true bookworm at heart and tries to be an avid reader despite being a full-time mother now. She is also a professionally certified baker and puts on the oven mitts every now and then.
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