One of the healthiest fruits of the citrus family are the lemons, they contain numerous health benefits. The problem is that not many people are aware of their everyday use. They contain huge amounts of magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, iron and mostly they are loaded with a lot of vitamin C!
This fruit can boost your immune system, soothe headaches, promote weight loss, cleanse your urinary tract and detox your body as well.
When it comes to treating skin conditions and skin issues, the most used fruit in the natural medicine is the lemon juice. Which is why it is added in many masks, lotions, peelings and many different creams. Also it is added into many products that improve the health of our teeth and nails, and in thousands of hair products as well.
Here is a list of the top reasons why you need to include lemons in your everyday life:
Nourishes The Nails
Get some lemon juice and soak your nails inside for about 10 minutes, this will strengthen them and brighten them up. Then you can brush them with a mixture of warm water and white vinegar in equal amounts using an old tooth brush.
The lemons have the ability to treat blackheads because they are a rich source of vitamin C and contain a lot of minerals like magnesium, calcium and potassium, and all of these posses powerful antibacterial properties.
Removes Spots On The Face
Get lemon juice and apply it directly on your face. Let it act for about 15 minutes and then use lukewarm water to clean your face. With this simple trick you will reduce the appearance of pigment spots, lighten some dark spots, treat acne and cleanse your skin in general.
Lightens The Hair
The perfect natural way to brighten your hair, get the desired highlights and restore the shine as it once had, is to use the lemon juice. Just get a cup fill it with 200 ml of water and add 50 ml of lemon juice (freshly squeezed), and rinse your hair with it. To even boost the effects, you can use a spray bottle and spray your hair before you expose yourself to the sun.
Get a medium sized lemon and cut it in two equal halves, get the lemon halves and rub them under your arms. With this simple trick you will remove the sweat, keep that area clean and fresh all the time, and eliminate the bad odor and bacteria. After that wash the area with warm water.
Prevents Chapped Lips
Before going to bed, you can squeeze a lemon and apply the juice directly on your lips, it will eliminate any dead skin cells and make your lips softer.
Reduces Stretch Marks
One of the most common cosmetic issues are the stretch marks, and it is surely the most difficult issue to treat as well. But with the use of lemon you will be able to get rid of them quickly, and most important, naturally!
Actually because of the lemon’s mild acidic action, the dead skin cells will be eliminated, and the production of new ones will be supported. Simply grab a lemon slice and use circular motions on the affected areas (5 minutes maximum), and let it dry completely. Then use lukewarm water to clean it.
To treat dandruff and relieve from the itchiness on the scalp, use lemon juice. It is able to balance the levels of pH and reduce the secretion of the oil as well.
It can prevent from scalp infection, because of its strong antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. Juice two medium sized lemons, and mix them in a cup of water. Use that mixture to rinse your hair after you washed your hair with shampoo. Let the mixture to act for about 5 minutes and you can rinse it with lukewarm water.