Get Gorgeous with Lemons

May 8, 2013

When life hands you lemons, you can make lemonade of course, but you can also use it in myriad ways (from clearing pimples to treating dandruff) to get beautiful on the cheap.
1. Cut a lemon in half, sprinkle with sugar, and rub the sugared flesh over your face for a skin-brightening exfoliant.
2. Mix with water (1 part lemon juice, 3 parts water) and spritz in hair before heading outdoors to achieve natural, sun-kissed highlights.
3. Rub lemon juice on your scalp to get rid of dandruff.
4. Soak fingernails and toenails in lemon juice for 10 minutes to get rid of yellowish stains and strengthen them.
5. Use a cotton ball to rub lemon juice on blackheads. Leave the juice on overnight and rinse in the morning; do this every night for a week.
6. Apply lemon juice to blemishes several times a day to get rid of redness and dry up the pimple quickly.
7. Rub a lemon half on elbows and knees to soften and smooth the rough skin.  Add a little sugar for extra exfoliation.
8. Suck on a lemon wedge or drink lemon water throughout the day to keep breath fresh. 
9. Add fragrance to a hot bath by dropping lemon slices (or even just the peels) into the water.
10. Get beautiful skin from the inside out by drinking a warm cup of water with lemon juice and honey every morning. 

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  1. So many great ideas!! I had no idea that lemons were so useful but I do start everyday with water + lemon juice!

  2. I think I am going to try the face exfoliant trick that sounds uber easy!

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken


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