Mother Nature has been supplying us with many beneficial ingredients to help you stay beautiful for centuries. One ingredient that can be used for beauty and health is fresh squeezed lemon juice. Lemon juice has many uses in food preparation such as cakes, meat marinades, and of course as a delicious refreshing summer beverage. It also has a variety of uses for beauty as well. From head to toe, this juice provides many benefits. Here are 10 uses to keep you looking good:
Healthy Fingernails: Soak your fingernails in lemon juice for about 10 minutes. Then brush your fingernails with a tooth brush or nail brush using a mixture of 1/2 white vinegar and 1/2 warm water and then rinse with warm water.
This treatment helps your fingernails stay strong and bright and you will be surprised at how shiny and amazing your fingernails look!
Get Rid of Blackheads: Rub lemon juice over the area of your face that has blackheads right before you go to bed at night. Rinse your face with cool water when you wake up. Repeat this procedure every night until blackheads are gone.
Brighten your skin: I remember as a little girl, I liked to crawl around on my bare knees on the carpet and outside. My knees became rough and darker.so my grandmother would rub half of a fresh lemon on my knees to brighten and soften them up.
You can use fresh lemon juice on any area of your body, including your face to brighten up and soften your skin. Simply rub a fresh lemon on this area before you go to bed at night. You can also add 1/2 cup of fresh juice to your bath water and soak for 20 minutes for an all over treatment.
Hair Conditioner: Dull, damaged hair will benefit from lemon juice by combining 3/4 cup Olive Oil, with 1/2 cup raw honey and 3 tablespoons of lemon juice. Set the mixture aside. After shampooing your hair, towel dry your hair and work the lemon juice mixture in your hair by combing it evenly throughout your hair. Then cover hair with a plastic cap for a 1/2 hour. Shampoo and rinse this conditioner out of your hair.
Add Blond Highlights to your Hair: The all natural alternative to hair dyes and bleach is to use 1/4 cup lemon juice and 3/4 cup water mixed together and applied to your hair. Sit in the sun for 25 minutes for lighter colored hair.
Breath Freshener: The citric acid content of lemons is a powerful killer of odor causing bacteria. You can quickly freshen bad breath by squirting a few drops of lemon juice into your mouth, swish it around for about 15 seconds and then swallow it.