Lemon juice is naturally rich with natural sugars and fruit acids. Not only does it bleach darkened or discolored areas, but it also removes dead skin cells. A natural antioxidant, lemon juice helps stimulate collagen production in your skin.
Lemon juice provides lots of health benefits. Here are some beauty tips using lemon juice for anti-aging head to toe greatness:
Get Healthy Nails
Soak your fingernails (or toenails) in lemon juice for 10 minutes. Brush your nails with a nail brush or tooth brush using a mixture of ½ warm water and ½ white vinegar. Rinse with warm water. This treatment helps your fingernails stay bright, strong and shiny.
Use fresh lemon juice on any area of your body to brighten up and soften your skin. Rub a fresh lemon on this area before you go to bed and rinse in the morning. Try adding ½ cup of fresh lemon juice to your bath water. Soak for 20 minutes for an all over treatment.
Combine ¾ cup olive oil, ½ cup raw honey and 3 tablespoons of lemon juice. Shampoo your hair, towel dry and work the mixture through your hair. Cover hair with a plastic cap for ½ hour. Shampoo and rinse your hair as usual. Damaged, dull hair will really benefit from this treatment.
Nourish Dry Skin
Make a mask by mixing equal parts lemon, honey and olive oil. Apply to dry skin area for about 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Lemon juice can be used to freshen your breath and has been used for years as a natural breath mint. Although alkalizing, the acidity in lemons helps destroy bacteria in your mouth that promotes bad breath. Drink lemon water to freshen up your breath all day.
Remember that it’s very wise to chose products that contain ingredients made from nature. Fresh squeezed lemon juice is one of the very best!