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Beauty benefits of lemon juice - If life gives you lemons… keep them!

April 14, 2014

“If life gives you lemons… keep them!”

Lemons have been a great part of my life. Every morning before I have my coffee I squeeze half a lemon into warm water and drink it. Lemons are high in Vitamin C and just boost my immune system and the best part is that they’re high in fiber, meaning they help with weight loss.

Not only are lemons good for your body and health but they’re also great for the hair, nails and skin. It has been widely used for skin and hair for a long time. There are many beauty benefits of lemon juice. Take a look at some helpful beauty tips below:

- Blackheads are usually caused by clogged pores and one of the best ways is to apply lemon on your face for the perfect blackhead remedy. Make sure the surface which you’re applying it to has been cleaned. Simply slice a lemon in half and rub the juice on your face. After rubbing the juice, wait 5 minutes before washing it off. This helps exfoliate the skin and gives a gorgeous glow to the skin.

- What we usually do when we get acne scars is run to our local dermatologist and asks for assistance. With lemons, there’s no need. Lemon juice gradually helps lighted the scars. Take a cotton ball and soak it with lemon juice, and rub it over the acne scars. This will burn off your acne scars, meaning it does not bleach your skin. When I first tried this, my skin was really itchy, but that only means that it’s working. When you’re done, put some aluminum foil on the cup and put the leftover lemon juice in the refrigerator.


- Lemon strengthens nails. For about 10 minutes, soak your nails into lemon juice and then wash your hands with warm water. Do this once a week for strong nails.

- Summer is right around the corner and we all love natural looking highlights. Lemon juice is used to help your hair color stay vibrant and healthy looking. It’s also great for moisturizing the scalp and an excellent treatment for dandruff and greasy hair. I recommend using the lemon juice with conditioner. Mix a little bit of lemon juice (1/4 cup) WITH 2/3 bottle full of conditioner and massage it onto your dry hair and let is sit for about 30 minutes. This will add a little bit of body to the hair and great shine! 

With all this said, freshly squeezed lemon juice is not only a great ingredient to add to your meal, drink but also for skin and hair. And the best part is that you can always find it in your refrigerator.