Everyone loves a nice cold glass of lemonade in the summer, but your skin and hair will appreciate these beauty uses for lemons EVEN more! It will shock you to find out just how many beauty uses for lemons there are. Here are the most crucial for your every day beauty routines!
1. Hair Lightener
One of the best beauty uses for lemons is turning the juice into a hair lightener. No need to put chemicals in your hair, ladies! Before taking a trip to the beach or lounging outside in your backyard to catch some rays, pour some lemon juice in your hair. You will have sun kissed highlights in no time!
2. Nail Strengthener
Getting gel manicures can really damage your nails long-term by making them weak. Never fear, lemons are here! Mix lemon juice with a cooking oil (olive oil works the best) and soak your nails. Bonus points: soaking your nails in the oil/lemon concoction will also help fix yellowing of the nails.
3. Lip Exfoliator
If your lips are still dry from the horrid winter we had and you can’t seem to find the right lip-gloss, try putting lemon juice on your lips before bed. The next morning when you wash your face, the dead skin cells and dried skin will scale off.
4. Shine Eliminator
Dry shampoo has never really worked for me. If you’re looking for an easy and affordable way to eliminate the oily sheen in your hair, add lemon juice. Because lemon juice is a natural astringent, you can also apply a few drops of lemon juice on a cotton ball and use the juice as a toner to get rid of the oil on your face.
5. Skin Brightener
Lemons are also rich in vitamin C and citric acid. The juice cannot only get rid of the shine on your face, it can also brighten and lighten your skin when used over time. Make sure you wear SPF to protect your skin when you’re outside in the sun! Lemon juice can make your skin more sensitive to UV rays.
6. Lighten Age Spots
Fun fact - lemon juice can help lighten aging spots or even liver spots and freckles. Who needs to go spend a ton of money on aging cream when you can just use the lemons in your house? Leave the juice on your spots for 15 minutes and then rinse the skin.
7. Teeth Whitener
Get ready to make another concoction. Take out your baking soda and pour out some lemon juice and mix them together. Take a Q-tip and apply the mixture onto your teeth. Let the mixture sit for 2 minutes and then use your toothbrush to scrub your teeth.
8. Soften Elbows and Knees
This time, take some lemon juice (a full lemon is required for this one), a few teaspoons of salt, and some olive oil. Mix it all together and you have created your own homemade body exfoliator. This works like magic! If you’ve gone spray tanning recently, this mixture can also help get rid of the orangey color of your skin.
9. Clarifying Moisturizer
We’re going to whip out an extra ingredient for this homemade beauty product: coconut water. Mix a few drops of the water into a cup of lemon juice and apply it to your face and skin. The coconut water will help your skin hydrate while the lemon juice will help clear and brighten your skin.
10. DIY Deodorant
Have you ever visited a friend and forgotten your deodorant? There is now an easy solution to that problem – the solution is probably already in the fridge and ready to use: a lemon! That’s right. The citric acid in a lemon will actually kill odor-causing bacteria giving it the title as the perfect emergency deodorant.
11. Blackhead Treatment
Lemons? Can lemons really help treat acne? YES. The good news is that since lemons are antibacterial, they can take care of those pesky blackheads. There is no need to mix the lemon juice with anything for this one: just use freshly squeezed lemon juice on your face and allow the juice to heal your skin.
All of these homemade beauty remedies may sound too good to be true – who knew that a lemon could assist in so many ways? But they’re all true so go ahead and try as many as you’d like! Which beauty use for lemons is your favorite? Which beauty use has worked the best for you?