Lemon is a wonder ingredient that has a number of beauty benefits and uses. Lemons are acidic in nature that is beneficial for skin, hair and health. Lemon based products are now available commercially but nothing works as great as DIY products. Lemon works best in the form of lemon water- it is easy to make and easy to use and have all the benefits of lemon juice in it in pure form. Here are the top lemon water beauty uses:
LEMON WATER RECIPE:
To make lemon water, you need ½ cup lemon juice and 1 ½ cups of water. Add lemon juice to the water and your lemon water is ready.
Benefits: Lemon water works great as hair rinse. It is acidic in nature and it works just like apple cider vinegar hair rinse. It eradicates dandruff and makes hair shiny and soft.
How to use: To use lemon water as hair rinse, wash your hair as usual and pour it on the scalp and entire hair. Massage scalp and hair for a minute or two and tie a bun. Keep it for 3-4 minutes and then wash it off using plain water. You may also skip washing if you have severe dandruff problem.
Benefits: Lemon water can be used to heal as well as prevent acne. The acidic nature and anti-microbial properties in lemon cleanses the pores and heals acne.
How to use: To use lemon water for acne, simply take a cotton ball and apply lemon water on the blemished skin and liberally over ripe acne. Keep it overnight and wash off in the morning. Follow this every night for quick results.
Benefits: Lemon water can be used a as face mist throughout the day to cool the skin, keep pores unclogged, heal acne and to add a glow to the face. It can also be used as a makeup setting spray.
How to use: To use lemon water as face mist, fill a spray bottle with lemon water and spray it on your face throughout the day. If you are at home and its summertime, you can keep the mist in fridge and then use it as and when you want for a cool and refreshing feel.
Benefits: lemon water is anti-microbial and it can effectively inhibit bacterial growth in the mouth and also prevent gingivitis and mouth infections.
How to use: To use lemon water as mouth rinse, simply gargle using the water and also swish it in the mouth for 2-3 minutes and then spit it out.
Benefits: Lemon water can be used as a deodorant since it is acidic in natural and it has antimicrobial properties. Apart from inhibiting bacterial growth and controlling the sweat odour, it also helps lighten the underarms.
How to use: To use lemon water as deodorant, simply apply it using a cotton ball or spray it directly on the armpits.
Benefits: Lemon is a natural hair lightening agent hence it can be used to create highlights in the hair. Lemon when exposed to sun causes a reaction that bleaches hair. Make sure you added more lemon in the water while using for highlighting. You will need several tries to properly lighten the hair, so do this everytime you head to the beach.
How to use: To use lemon water for hair highlighting, simply spray lemon water on the section of hair and expose it to the sun for at least 2 hours. Make sure you properly condition the hair later on as lemon can make hair dry.
REMOVE SUN TAN
Benefits: Lemon water can remove sun tan with regular usage and also added a nice healthy glow to the skin.
How to use: Apply lemon water to the skin and keep it for 20 minutes and wash off. Do this every day to effectively get rid of sun tan.
Benefits: As mentioned earlier, lemon has mild bleaching properties and hence can also be used to bleach facial hair. Although, if you have sensitive skin you may avoid using lemon water for bleaching.
How to use: To use, use a cotton ball to apply lemon water on the face and keep it for 30 minutes. Repeat this every 3 days for visible results.