Refreshing, antiseptic, invigorating, toning and astringent, lemon can have many uses. And what makes this fruit (Yes! Lemon is a fruit) special is that it is available all year long. So we don’t have to freeze it and stock it for further use. Plus it never costs more than 30p a piece.
But what you probably didn’t know is that lemon does have many alternative uses, that don’t involve adding acidity to foods or soothing a sore throat. Because when life gives you lemon, you can make more than lemonade!
Here are the unexpected uses of lemon you certainly never heard of!
Use lemon as a skincare product
Lemon has soothing effects on the skin. If your knees and elbows are dry and scaly, you only have to scrub half a lemon on the the rough areas for few minutes. You will be amazed by the results. You can also help by applying a moisturizing cream daily. ( Click to get free Aveeno moiturizing cream)
You can, also, use lemon to sooth a mosquito sting. It will ease the pain and the itching in less than a minute.
To get rid of blackheads, squeeze lemon on a cotton ball and dab it on the affected areas. Due to its astringent properties lemon will tighten your pores.
Lemon juice can also be used to lighten freckles and age spots. You simply have to dab some juice to the the area you want to clarify and let it sit for 20 minutes before you rinse off. (get a free Dermablend concealer)
Use lemon to whiten your teeth
Mix lemon, lime and grapefruit juice, and brush your teeth twice a week using this solution for a brighter smile. This will also help you prevent scale formation. perfect, right? You still have to be careful when you use lemon on your teeth because its acidity can damage the enamel.
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Use lemon on your hair
You can use lemon to create natural blonde highlights on your hair! You will have to mix 3/4 cup of water and 1/4 cup of lemon juice, rinse your hair with you magic solution then wait for you hair to dry in the sun.
Get rid of dandruff by massaging your scalp with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Don’t forget to rinse your hair thoroughly. Along with this natural remedy you can use an anti dandruff shampoo. (Click to get your free samples of Pantene shampoo, and Head & shoulders shampoo and conditioner)
Use lemon to sooth migraines
Next time you suffer from a migraine, instead of popping a pill, apply lemon slices on your temples and relax. This works every time!