5 Simple Reasons why You should Love the Good Old Lemon instead of Beauty Products
- Lemon can be used for beautifying hair and skin in many ways.
- Lemon juice is a natural exfoliator and cleansor.
- The acidic nature of lemon helps to treat dandruff.
- Lemon juice can help to treat excessively oily hair and face.
Since the beginning of time (on Facebook), lemons have been used quite a many times in popular memes (now, that wasn’t expected, eh?) with special regards to what one should do when life gives us lemons. With special emphasis on this, we will tell you the five best things to do when life gives you lemons. So, are you ready?
For Cleansing and Exfoliating
A soft facial scrub for most days of the week can guarantee you a clean and glowing face. And, there is no better and safer way to do this other than depending on a few of nature’s gifts. So, combine half a lemon’s juice and add 1tsp. of olive oil to it. Make sure the mixture is poured on to an airtight container, which after filling up with your concoction, you can whisk a little without the liquid pouring out. Once mixed, add a tablespoon of honey and mix again. Finally, adding half a cup of sugar to it will complete your recipe.
Lemon is a natural revitaliser among other things. To make your very own revitaliser, take 2 tablespoonfuls of yoghurt and 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice. Mix the ingredients well and apply the mask thus prepared all over the face, neck and whichever other parts of your body that need some revitalising. But, do not disturb your eyes. Leave the mask on to dry for at least 20 to 30 minutes and you will feel it tightening your skin with the passage of time. Do not itch or scratch to ease the tightening; remember it is for your own good. Take it this way:if it itches, the mask is totally worth it. Once you tired of holding your horses for too long, rush to the basin and rinse off the mask. Apply a moisturiser after patting the skin dry.
For Cleansing and Hydrating
Combine three fourth of a cup of olive oil three tablespoonfuls of lemon juice and one cup of raw honey. Once you have mixed the ingredients well, massage it on the scalp after shampooing your hair. Once the mixture has touched every pixel of your hair, wrap it with a heat cap and let it stay for 30 minutes. Finish by rinsing it with warm water.
For Rinsing Hair
Lemon is acidic in nature, which is why it is recommended to a lot of people with oily hair or skin. It gives an almost instant relief from oiliness, restoring the natural radiance. If you want to treat oily hair that has a lot of foreign body-build-up, combine one fourth of a cup of lemon juice along with half a cup of water and rinse the mixture through your hair once you have shampooed and conditioned your hair. Once you have dried your hair, you’d notice how much brighter and healthier your hair looks.
For Treating Dandruff
Talk about treating dandruff naturally, and people almost have the good old lemon to suggest. Because, it really works! Take half a cup of lemon juice and add one fourth of a cup of coconut oil to it. Rub the mixture into your scalp. Preferably, have someone else to do it for you so that you can easily cover the entire scalp area.
Always test different products before you apply them on your skin, be it natural or artificial. Just because lemon is natural does not mean that it would suit every type of skin. Do not experiment with natural products without knowing your skin type. So, remember to do a patch test before applying.
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Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Mar 24, 2014
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