Due to the high concentration of vitamin C, lemons are highly valued for their many healing benefits, most commonly for curing mild colds and sore throats. Their piquant taste makes them a favorite ingredient in cooking. But their usefulness and benefits don’t end there.

Lemons also make excellent homemade beauty products, especially when it comes to fighting affected skin or getting rid of scars and spots. Take a look at these 10 surprising ways lemons can change your beauty routine for the better.

Cleansing Wipes

Those with problematic skin know how useful cleansing wipes can be. Make your own effective wipes with a few drops of lemon juice, some tea tree essential oil to about 6 ounces of distilled water. The lemon’s astringent properties will speed up the healing of acne’s and reduce the oiliness in the skin.

Fight Blackheads

We all have problems with blackheads, especially on the nose. Now by combining the two best home remedies for fighting blackheads (honey and lemon), you will get rid of them twice as fast. Simply slice a lemon in half, put a few drops on honey on it, and as such, rub it over your problem areas. It will work perfectly.

Remove Marks

Acne, aging, sun exposure, illnesses, diet, and other factors can all cause marks on the skin. Lemons are rich in vitamin C, which is an excellent antioxidant for neutralizing free radicals and boosting collagen production. Cleaning your face with lemon juice can remove all marks from the skin, while the oils in lemon help essential vitamins penetrate the skin easier, making the skin to heal faster.

Clarifying Moisturizer

The skin needs constant hydration in order to look smooth and healthy. By mixing a few drops of coconut water with lemon juice, you get a fairly effective clarifying moisturizer. The coconut water helps the skin to stay hydrated, while the lemon keeps it looking bright.

Remove Dark Spots And Soften Elbows And Knees

The skin on our elbows and knees is mostly dry, and because of that, it tends to get a lot of dark spots. To remove them quickly and to make them silky smooth, all you have to do is rub them with lemon halves. To get faster results, you can also rub them with lemon and baking soda exfoliant, which you can also use on the face.

Canker Sore Treatment

Canker sores are painful, bothersome, and tend to heal very slowly. Speed up their healing process by rinsing them with lemon several times a day. The lemon’s antibacterial properties will fight off the bacteria causing the canker sores.

Armpit Care

We don’t give much attention to our armpits, but we do care about the odors and the dark spots that appear there. The citric acid in lemons kills bacteria that are usually responsible for bad odors, and it also gives off a nice fresh fragrant, acting as an emergency deodorant.

Applying a mixture of lemon juice, oatmeal, and a little bit of honey to your armpits and leaving it to work for an hour will remove those darks posts in no time.

Dry Lip Softener And Exfoliator

Rubbing your lips with lemon juice right before going to bed will do wonders for your dry and cracked lips. Lemon juice is excellent for removing dead skin cells and dry skin, leaving your lips soft and kissable.

Strengthen And Brighten Your Nails

The use of chemicals, while house cleaning can damage your fingernails. Even the manicure gel is harmful. However, soaking your nails in a mixture of lemon juice and olive oil will strengthen your nails and make them look bright and clean.

Give Your Hair Natural Summer Highlights

Before you go and damage your hair with chemicals to get those lovely and youthful highlights, try using some lemon juice. By spraying some on your hair before exposing it to the sun, you’ll get natural sun-kissed highlights like straight out of the salon. Lemon juice can also help you with dandruff, by mixing it with water, ginger root and olive oil. Pour the mixture on your scalp and let it dry before shampooing it out. You’ll be amazed by the results.

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