• 5 Awesome Ways To Use Lemons As Beauty Products

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  • You might love lemonade, lemon water and lemon chicken, but your skin and hair love lemons even more.  If your not using lemons on your skin and in your hair, you're missing out on some really great benefits!  Lemons have an amazing range of beauty and skin health benefits and they are listed below!

    Lemons have been used for hundreds of years on both skin and hair. The citric acid in lemons act as an effective astringent by penetrating through pores to remove excess oils, dirt, dead skin cells and even blemishes, leaving you with a brighter complexion and healthier-looking skin.

    As a natural source of vitamin C, lemons are also used to even out skin tone and reduce the appearance of age spots. When it comes to hair, the acids in lemons are brilliant for cleansing both your scalp and hair to remove shampoo and oil buildup, and even reduce dandruff.

    1. Cleansing exfoliatorfresh_yellow_lemon

    Combine the juice of ½ a lemon with 1 Tbsp. of good-quality olive oil in an airtight container and whisk with a fork to mix well. Add 1 Tbsp. of honey and mix until it becomes a medium consistency, then mix in ½ cup of raw sugar.

    You can add more or less honey and olive oil to make the scrub thicker or thinner, and even add more sugar if you feel it needs more scrub.

    2. Lemon revitalizing mask

    Combine 2 Tbsp. good quality natural yogurt and 1 Tbsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice and mix well.

    Apply the mask to your face and neck after cleansing, avoiding the eye area.

    Leave it on to dry for 20 to 30 minutes; you'll feel it tightening on your face and neck, which creates a lifting and firming affect. If desired, you can leave it on for up to an hour to increase the effects.

    Rinse off with warm water, then with cold water, and gently pat your face dry before applying moisturizer.


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