Lemons are a wonderful product to add, or aid, your beauty routine. They can help with many skin problems because of their high vitamin c content and their antibacterial properties.
Using lemon juice mixed with some coconut water helps your skin in multiple ways. The coconut will provide your skin with much needed hydration and the lemon will help to brighten up your skin tone. Add some Shea butter for a luxurious texture and deeper penetration to help condition your skin. The lemon juice also works as a toner for oily skin and can help fight wrinkles.
Rub your elbows and knees with half of lemon the juice to help bleach the dark spots out. You can also put some juice in a spray bottle with equal amounts of water and spray wherever you see any dark spots. Grate lemon rind and rub it over your skin to help cleanse and also lighten up your skin over time.
Lemons have antibacterial properties and L-ascorbic acid which is a natural astringent. Because of this they can help with acne. Slice a lemon and squeeze the juice onto your face. The acne will start to fade and dry out before no time. For better results wash your face with antibacterial soap and warm water or even steam clean your face by putting your face over hot water and draping a towel over your head to prevent the steam from escaping. This will help to open your pores before you use the lemon juice. If you want to you can even let the lemon juice sit on your face overnight and then rinse it off the next morning.
For use as cleansing wipes lemons are great. Add a few drops of lemon and some tea tree essential oil to about 6 ounces of distilled water. Put it on a cotton pad for a great cleanser to use on problem skin. This will aide in healing acne and with getting rid of those troublesome dark spots.
Looking to whiten your teeth? Mix up a batch of lemon juice and baking soda and apply it to your teeth using a Q-tip. Use your toothbrush to scrub it all around and then rinse. This will give you a beautiful, whiter smile and is much cheaper than having to go to the dentist.