Whenever someone says “Lemon“, the only thought that comes to our mind is sourness. It wouldn’t be a lie if I say that lemon is only remembered when we catch a cold or for salad seasoning. But did you know that Lemon has tons of beauty benefits apart from being used as a salad seasoner only?
Lemon is known to be an excellent source of vitamin c and antioxidants. It is also known to treat some of the deadly diseases such as cancer. Apart from its lemon also reduce stroke risk, asthma, weight loss etc. While the benefits of this tiny fruit are innumerable, here we will only be focusing on the Beauty Benefits of lemons–
Beauty Benefit 1- Helps in Maintaining a Healthy Complexion
Lemon contains collagen, which is the support system of our skin. When used in the raw form(eaten or applied to the skin), it helps cure the damage caused by sun exposure, pollution etc. and helps improve the overall skin complexion.
Beauty Benefit 2-Blackhead treatment
Well, this one is a tried and tested remedy. I have used lemon to treat the blackheads on my nose and I swear this works far better than those expensive creams and scrubs. You just need to apply the fresh lemon juice to your nose and go to sleep. Wash it off in the morning. You will be able to see the results within 2 weeks.
Beauty Benefit 3-Helps control excess oil on the face
If your skin is prone to excess oil secretion, or you have oily skin, then lemon is a good solution for all your problems. The citric acid in lemon helps in treating oily skin by balancing the secretion of oil. Regular use of lemon juice on the skin once a day would naturally improve the ph of your skin and also keep excess oil away from your face.
Beauty Benefit 4-Helps remove acne spots
Lemon contains citric acid, which is known to bleach the skin naturally. Lemon juice, if applied to acne-prone skin, helps improve their condition as well as help fade away scars caused by them.
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Beauty Benefit 5- Helps cure Acne
Acne is caused by oil glands of the skin and the bacteria and germs which linger on our skin through the day. Since lemon has citric acid, it helps removes all the bacteria and germs off the skin, and also controls the oil secretion of the skin. Thus it is very helpful in treating acne. Moreover, it also helps reduce the acne spots too. But one should not apply it to any open acne wounds or your skin will get a burning sensation.
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Beauty Benefit 6- Promotes hair growth
Lemon is an amazing cure for unhealthy scalp and hair issues such as dandruff, greasy hair, dry hair etc. Apply lemon juice directly to your scalp and wash it off after 1 hour. You will definitely see visible results after just 3-4 washes! It also helps to maintain the secretion of sebaceous glands of the scalp and thus help clean the greasy and clogged scalp.
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Beauty Benefit 7-Adds shine to the hair
Lemon juice is also known to add shine and strength to a dry and damaged scalp. It is one of the cheapest remedies for hair conditioning. Extract lemon juice out of a lemon and apply it directly to your scalp. Massage for 2 minutes with your fingers and wash off after 1 hour. You can also add lemon to the water used to rinse the hair.
Beauty Benefit 8-Helps Lighten dark lips
Lemon is known to promote skin whitening as well as removing discoloration from the skin. Hence, it is also an excellent remedy for dark lips. Regular use of lemon juice on lips can give visible results in a few weeks. You can also make a lemon exfoliator. All you need to do is to take some lemon juice and sugar. Mix them together and use them as lip exfoliator before going to bed. After the scrubbing, apply some coconut oil or lemon juice to your lips before going to bed. This will heal the lips and make them pink and soft.
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Beauty Benefit 9- Helps in removing Body Odour
Lemon is being used as a natural air freshener for a long time. People used to make candles of it to freshen the odor around them. Lemon is an excellent remedy if you suffer from bad skin odor, especially at the armpits. All you need to do is to apply lemon to all the problematic areas and wash off after 10 minutes. Alternatively, you can also prepare a lemon bath by adding some lemon juice to your water bath. This bath will help control your sweat excretion and your body will have a mild refreshing fragrance throughout the day.
Beauty Benefit 10-Anti Aging
Applying lemon daily to your skin can actually help you get rid of all the aging signs such as wrinkles, dark spots, dark circles, and marks. Also, if you consume lemon water daily, your body will cleanse from within. Lemon helps get rid of harmful free radicals of the body and hence keep you younger not only from out but also from within!
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