Lemon could quite literally be called the king of your kitchen. Lemons are magical commodities, the panacea to all your beauty problems.
Be it reversing your tan or fighting acne, lemons are the answer to any and everything.
But if you’re yet oblivious to the benefits of the magnificent lemon, you’ve come to the right place! We present to you 7 easy-peasy lemon squeezy hacks to add to your beauty regime, in order to make your life easier and your beauty more radiant.
#1 Get rid of your dandruff!
Lemon is the best natural agent to go for, if you wish to get rid of dandruff. The citric acid inside lemon cuts through all the dandruff and removes it, giving you a clear scalp. It balances the pH levels of your scalp as well. You can directly apply lemon juice with a cotton ball on the relatively denser dandruff areas or mix 2 tbsp of lemon juice with coconut oil and then massage the mixture onto the scalp.
#2 Fight your Skin Pigmentation!
If you have skin pigmentation or discoloration problems, this hack is definitely for you. Lemon is known for fighting away the pigmentation of your skin with its antibacterial properties. It even erases any discolorations on your skin and gives you a clearer skin tone. Filled to the brim with vitamin C, lemon juice also acts as a great skin bleaching agent that fades away your skin pigmentation and gives you a happy and even-toned skin!
#3 Brighten your skin naturally!
Lemon works brilliantly as a bleaching agent and lightens your skin. The amount of citric acid present in lemon balances the pH level of your skin and evens it out. Squeeze out juice from about ½ a lemon and mix it with 2-3 tsp of water. Pour this liquid onto a cotton pad and gently dab it all over the areas that you wish to brighten. Let the lemon juice sit on your skin for about 20 minutes before washing it off. Do this 2-3 times a week for more effective results.
#4 Fade away your sun tan!
If you’ve gotten an uneven tan from the sun, lemon is the remedy you need. Lemon masks work great to remove sun tans and to give you an even toned skin. The acid and the antibacterial agents present in lemon help remove all the dead skin cells, eventually reducing your tan as well. Mix lemon juice with yoghurt to create the perfect anti-tanning mask for your face and your body.
#5 Say hello to healthy nails!
Prevent your nails from getting discolored by soaking them in a bowl of lemon juice, and then rinsing it off after a few minutes.
#6 Clear your acne!
Ladies, we know how painful an acne attack can be. Getting rid of acne can be really difficult and is quite the troublesome task. Lemon juice can be used to clear away your acne and pimple marks. The antibacterial properties of a lemon help fight against acne and reduce their effects to a great extent. Use it as a spot treatment over your pimples and you’ll witness the difference for yourselves.
#7 Get natural hair highlights!
Lemon, you probably know by now, is a great bleaching agent. If a lemon can help brighten your skin, imagine what benefits it can provide to your hair. If you want naturally highlighted streaks on your hair, use lemon juice. Pour some juice onto a cotton pad and rub it over the portion of the hair that you wish to highlight. Sit out in the sunlight for about 5-10 minutes before washing it off, and enjoy your new lighter coloured locks!