Perhaps you love the lemonade and lemon, but your skin and hair love lemon even more - they have an amazing range of benefits for beauty. Here are some great benefits of these sunny yellow fruits:
Mix a few drops of coconut water with a few drops of lemon juice. The coconut will hydrate your skin and lemon will clarify and make brilliant.
Healer of elbow and knee
"If your knees and bow darkened, simply rub them with half a lemon," said Patrice Coleman, owner of DaBlot. "It's like magic!"
Treatment for acne and pimples
It may sound too good to be true, but because lemons are antibacterial, they can help in treating acne. Cut only one piece of lemon and squeeze the juice on your face. Your acne and pimples will start to disappear before you know.
Tampons for cleaning
"I love mixing in a few drops of lemon and essential oils of tea in about 6 ounces of distilled water. I recommend it as a toner or for use with cotton pads as cleaning of problematic skin, "says Becky Sturm, founder of " StormSister Spatique ".
Whitens the teeth
Mix baking soda and lemon juice and apply to your teeth. Then, use your brush to cleanse your teeth and rinse. It is far cheaper way than to see your dentist.
Lemons are rich in vitamin C and citric acid, so they can help to give shine and illuminate your skin when used for a while. Vitamin C is an excellent antioxidant to neutralize free radicals and increase collagen production, says dermatologist Marina Peredo. This means that it can help to fade the signs of aging, dark spots or fake tan. Do not forget to apply a factor against burns when you use lemon juice on your skin, though, the lemon can make your skin be more sensitive to UV rays.
Eliminator of the glow
Lemon is excellent for reducing excess oil.
Peeling of the lips
Put a little lemon juice on your lips before going to bed, and wash them in the morning to remove dead skin cells and parched skin. One note: "Obviously, if you have serious wounds on the lips that have any cuts, do not try this," says dermatologist Gary Goldfaden.
Have you used too much gel manicurists? Make a mix of your favorite cooking oil (try olive oil) with lemon juice and soak your nails. This is good practice, if your nails are dry and brittle, but it is also a great way to fix yellowed nails.
Mix color for hair with lemon juice. Apply before you expose your hair to sunlight, making solar paint. Lemon juice also can help in treating dry scalp and dandruff, so you should put it in abundance.
Lemonade with a cucumber for slimmer waist
If you want to reduce the volume around the waist for several centimeters, lemonade with cucumber is an excellent choice.
Not only is it refreshing in the hot days, lemonade with cucumber is a good ally in the melting of "pads" and reduce the waist. Consume it daily instead of water, and you will feel the results already after the first week.
The recipe is very simple. In two liters of water soak fresh not peeled cucumber, previously well washed and chopped into circles. Then squeeze the juice of 2 lemons and finally add 1 tablespoon of ginger and a few mint leaves.
Lemonade place in refrigerator to stay overnight. The amount is enough for one person for one day. You can also add a few ice cubes in the glass.