Ten Ways That Lemons Can Make You More Beautiful

5. Canker Sores

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Canker sores can be miserable and they stay for what seems like forever. Using a few drops of lemon essential oil on canker sores can help them heal faster. Or try rinsing the canker sore with lemon juice throughout the day to help it heal faster. This works because the antibacterial properties that lemons have will help to fight the bacteria that cause canker sores.

4. Skin Brightener

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Lemons are not only good for dark spots, but they also help to brighten up your skin. Lemons are loaded with Vitamin C which is an antioxidant that helps to boost collagen production. If you are going to use lemon juice just remember to use an SPF because it can make your skin more sensitive to UV rays.

3. Lip exfoliator

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Lemon juice can help remove dead skin cells and dried skin on your lips. Put some juice on your lips before bed and wash it off the next morning for smoother lips. Just don’t do this if you have lips that are cracked or have cuts in them. You can also mix a tablespoon of juice with a tablespoon of castor oil and glycerin to give it a more chapstick-like feel.

2. Nail Strengthener

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Gel manicures can damage your nails and they may need a chance to repair. Lemon juice can help with that. Mix some lemon juice with cooking oil, preferably olive oil, and let your nails soak in it for a while, then after you’re done rinse it off. This is great for nails that are dry and brittle. It will also help to “bleach” nails that have yellowed.

1. Hair Lightener

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Want to get highlights, but don’t want to pay the salon prices? Then try lemon juice. Before you go outside apply some lemon juice and watch your hair lighten with some sun-kissed color. This will also continue to work as your roots grow out which will help to keep the color looking natural. The juice helps to treat dandruff and a dry scalp, so apply it generously.

Source: womenshealthmag