When Life Gives You Lemons

When life gives you lemons – make yourself beautiful! I love squeezing lemon juice on my food; if you’ve ever eaten with me, you’ll see what I mean. I’m always asking for a few extra wedges of lemon with my chicken or my salad. But eating, while it’s one of my favorite past-times, isn’t the only thing I love using lemon for. In this article, we’re covering five great beauty tips using lemon juice.

Beauty Tip 1: Treating Dandruff

Dandruff and an itchy scalp can be a showstopper for everyone, and if good ol’ Head & Shoulders doesn’t work for you, try this easy homemade remedy: Massage 2 tablespoons of lemon juice into your scalp and rinse with water. Then stir 1 teaspoon lemon juice into 1 cup water and rinse your hair with it. Repeat this daily until your dandruff disappears.

Beauty Tip 2: Healthy Nails

I learned this from my mom, and my nails have remained healthy because of it. Slice one wedge of lemon and  grip it with your nails squeezing right into the pulp for about five minutes or more. Then rinse with warm water. Don’t forget about your thumbs! You’ll be amazed at how strong your nails will be, and shiney too! This is also a great way to clean underneath your nails too.

Beauty Tip 3: Freshen Your Breath

The citric acid in lemon can be very effective in killing the bacteria in your mouth that causes bad breathe. Squirt a few drops of lemon juice into your mouth then swish it around your mouth and swallow. Goodbye stank mouth!

Beauty Tip 4: Brightening Skin

Suffering from dark elbows or armpits? Rub lemon juice over any area of your body before you go to bed and rinse in the morning. Do this every day until you’re satisfied with the results. For use on your whole body, try adding 1/2 cup of lemon juice to your bath water and soaking for 20 minutes. Your skin should gradually get lighter and, best of all, softer!

Beauty Tip 5: Bleaching Hair

Looking for a natural and less severe way to lighten your hair? Squeezing lemon juice directly into your hair is the alternative to bleach. Do this and sit in the sun for half an hour, then shampoo and condition your hair as you would normally. If you have blonde hair you should notice brighter highlights, and if you have dark hair, you should see some nice red tones. This is great if you are just looking for a subtle difference, or if you want to gradually lighten your hair over time.

There are a lot of great ways to use lemon juice in your beauty routine, but these are just some tips to get you started! Lemon is a great natural solution to a lot of your beauty woes.

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  • jussta

    August 24, 2009 at 1:12 am

    wow never knew that, thanks for sharing, gonna try few of those tips ;)

  • stela

    August 26, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Wow, I didn't realized there were this much used for it. It's interesting regarding the brighter skin. I love eating lemon but to know this, […] Read MoreWow, I didn't realized there were this much used for it. It's interesting regarding the brighter skin. I love eating lemon but to know this, I guess I have to stock up MORE of it. hahaa Read Less

  • Malee

    September 17, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    wow interesting.cool..

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