When life gives you lemons…

4 Jul

… don’t grab Tequila and salt or make Lemonade, get busy getting pretty. Lemons, oh, how I love thee!

Yellow lemon

 

So my lovelies, A friend of mine, who wants to stay anonymous, decided to feature this post on Beauty Informer. Here is her take, in her own words, on why lemons are a beauty must have.

 

I generally stock a few lemons in my fridge not only to soothe sore throats and to a add citrus flavor to food, but also for my beauty regime. Lemons are good for your skin because they:

  • help in the reduction of free radicals that are the cause of aging and damaged skin
  •  act as a calorie free antioxidant when drunk with water

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If you want to know more about free radicals and how to combat their effects, click on this image.

 

 

 

 

Here are four quick and friendly steps to get:

From oily to smooth and glowing skin:

•    Add a teaspoon of lemon juice, honey and one egg white to a bowl
•    Mix the contents to get a smooth and creamy texture
•    Apply it on the face with your fingertips, be generous with the application
•    Rinse with cold water after 20 minutes

From patchy and dry to soft and supple skin:

  • Mix one teaspoon of lemon juice with half a teaspoon of honey
  • Add a few drops of almond oil to the mix and stir well
  • Dip cotton balls into this mixture and dab all over your face
  • Rinse off with cold water after 15 minutes

From sensitive and acne prone to clear skin:

  • Mix one teaspoon of lemon juice to two teaspoons fuller’s earth
  • Add a few drops of rose water and sandalwood oil to make a paste
  • Apply the pack evenly all over your face and rinse with cold water after 10 minutes

From sun tanned to brighter and lighter skin:

  • Mix a teaspoon each of lemon juice and oats, to half a teaspoon of tomato pulp
  • Mix them well to form a paste
  • Apply this pack all over your face
  • Rinse with cold water after 15 minutes

Try these remedies and you will know why I think lemons are great for your skin.

Here’s another tip that will save you and your wallet a trip to the salon:

Create Blonde Highlights

  • Add 1/4 cup lemon juice to 3/4 cup water
  • Divide your hair into sections that you want to highlight
  • Rinse these sections of hair with the mixture

Sit  in the sun until your hair dries 🙂

 

I hope you try and like the remedies and tips I have shared. If you try them and they work for you, let me know.

Do you have a beauty regime that includes lemons? I’d love to hear all about it 🙂

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8 Responses to “When life gives you lemons…”

  1. FreeUrCloset July 4, 2013 at 11:17 am #

    Very cool … my bff made DIY post about ‘wearing’ lemons: (http://freeurcloset.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/diy-when-life-hands-you-lemons/ )

    Lemons .. who knew they were so versatile 😉
    Have a great 4th of July!

    XOXO Nensi

    • beautyinformer July 4, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

      I know!! I just checked out your post. the outfit looks lovely 😀

  2. thefashionrealist July 4, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

    I must try some of these! I actually do rub lemon on my face nightly and wash it off in the morning 🙂

  3. SerachShiro July 6, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

    I adore lemons 🙂 and in Summer we used to drink them together with water it’s so good against warmth !

    • beautyinformer July 6, 2013 at 9:21 pm #

      That’s true. I had pink lemonade today 😀 We add a few drops of beetroot juice to make the lemonade pink 😀

      • SerachShiro July 6, 2013 at 9:27 pm #

        That sounds very nice, have a lovely evening ! 🙂

      • beautyinformer July 6, 2013 at 9:27 pm #

        You too 😀

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