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




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 🙂


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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