6 Surprising Uses for Lemons in Your Beauty Routine:
1. Get rid of blackheads
Rub a half or quarter of a lemon on your face (concentrating on clogged pore areas like forehead and chin), then rinse face with water to remove residue. The Alpha Hydroxy Acid in lemons acts a natural exfoliator for skin, reducing clogged pores and making skin appear smoother.
2. Brighten skin
For brighter skin, sub out toner with a natural alternative! Squeeze fresh lemon juice on a cotton ball and apply it directly to your face before going to bed.
3. Make nails whiter
Rub a half of a lemon directly on fingernails to make yellowed nails whiter (warning: if you have a cut or a torn cuticle, avoid that area because it will indeed sting. Ouch!).
4. Give skin a youthful glow
Squeeze fresh lemon juice into your drinking water! The combination of lemon and water hydrates the skin and removes impurities from within, leading to brighter, younger-looking skin on the outside.
5. Clear up breakouts
Kill bacteria and treat acne by squeezing half of a lemon into a glass of water. Then, dip a wash cloth into the mixture and gently wash your face with it.
6. Make hair silky smooth
Lemon juice is well-known as an all-natural hair lightener, but it can also add shine to dry, drab strands. Add a few drops of freshly-squeezed lemon into a cup of water, then pour the mixture into clean, wet strands. Rinse after a few minutes if you want to avoid lightening hair with the concoction.