Lemons, are not just for Lemonade

There are tons of beauty secrets out there, but mine is lemon. I know there was a trend to rub lemon all over your face, however, the high acidity is too harsh for your skin. So, that is a complete no. 

We know the health and beauty benefits of drinking lemon water, but did you know that lemon also clarifies impurities, brightens, strengthens and exfoliates the skin?

Here are a few of my favorite beauty secrets using lemons:

Lip Scrub: Add a few drops of lemon oil to raw sugar and honey to soften and exfoliate your lips. This will leave your lips soft and supple. Just remember to add your favorite balm to keep maintain them.

Skin Brightener: Lemon juice is a natural skin brightener and rich in Vitamin C and citric acid that helps brighten skin over time. Remember to always use SPF after the lemon treatment because it leaves your skin more susceptible to UV rays.

Dandruff Treatment: I suffer from dandruff and am always looking for something to do the trick. Mix some drops of lemon juice with tea tree oil and coconut oil and massage it into your scalp. Leave the mixture in overnight and wash out all the residue in the morning for a healthy, clean and moisturized scalp.

Facial Clarifying Toner: Add the lemon juice to rose water as a natural toner to clarify your face from all the toxins. The ascorbic acid in the lemon can also reduce signs of aging. 

Acne Treatment: Take a half refrigerated lemon and add a couple of drops of honey. Rub this on your troubled acne spots, the lemon is a natural astringent that reduces the redness and pimple size. The honey soothes and moisturizes the troubled spots for clearer skin.

Bonus tip try drying out the lemon peel and grinding it to a fine powder. Mix it with some coarse sugar and sweet almond oil to make an excellent body scrub. 

What are some of your favorite beauty skin treatments?