Lemon is one of the most common ingredients in your kitchen. They are delightful and add a lot of flavour to your dishes and drinks. This is also one of the most popular home care products when it comes to skin and hair.
Lemons are a wonderful source of Vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Their antibacterial and antiseptic properties make them a constant in many home remedies and beauty routines. Here are seven amazing beauty benefits of lemon that you can definitely try at home.
Lighten the scars: Lemons are packed with natural brightening ingredient and Vitamin C. To reduce face scars, make a paste with a pinch of turmeric and a tablespoon of milk powder in two tablespoons of honey and the juice of a half lemon.
Foot Scrub: A daily 5-minute routine that you can do to get relief from cracked heels is by taking lemon halves and 3 teaspoons of sugar. Dip the lemon halves into the sugar and scrub on the heels every day until all the granules have melted into the skin. Let it dry and wash off with water and pat dry.
Exfoliation: It is one of the major steps during winters in order to reduce dead skin cells. Exfoliate your skin twice a week with this recipe. Mix 1 tablespoon rice powder, 1 teaspoon yoghurt, a pinch of salt and a squeeze of lemon in a bowl. Apply this mixture to your clean face and massage gently onto your skin. Rinse your face with lukewarm water.
Facial Hair: If you have any issue with facial hair and you don’t want to use bleach or any other facial hair removal techniques, you can try this home remedy. Take 1 tablespoon of oatmeal and mix it with honey and half a squeeze of lemon. Apply this mixture on the facial hair. Lightly scrub and rinse it off 20 minutes after the application or when the mixture dries out on your skin.
DIY Hair Mask: Ideally for oily scalp, try this hair mask at least once a week. Mix freshly extracted coconut milk with a squeezed lemon and 4-5 drops of lavender essential oils. Leave it on for 4-5 hours and then rinse it off.
Treating Dandruff:With its antibacterial properties, lemon is known to be an effective remedy in treating dandruff and scalp itchiness. It helps balance the pH level of your scalp to prevent scalp infection and support hair growth.
Skin Lightening recipe:Take a lime and cut it into two. Rub one half on the face gently. Squeeze the other half in a cup of water, add a little bit of rock salt and drink it. Do it for 6-8 weeks regularly and observe the remarkable improvement. This lightens and clears the skin.