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Lemon might just be the answer to most of our health problems. It can fulfil 88% of our daily vitamin C needs, from its peel to its pulp, lemon is bursting with nutritional gifts. It contains virtually no fats and absolutely no cholesterol. Read more of its health benefits here. The oils present in the zest of a lemon have various skin benefits. Coupled with ample Vitamin C, healthy looking skin is just one of the boons lemons have to offer. Here are a few easy recipes that you can use to eliminate skin and hair issues at home.
Their antibacterial and anti-fungal properties make them a natural alternative to lessen blackheads.
If you feel your teeth are not as white as they should be, you can try this quick home remedy.
Makes for a natural foot scrub
You don't always have to rush to a salon to get a pedicure. Get rid of all the accumulated dirt with this lemon foot scrub. But make sure you follow these pedicure basics.
The combined anti-bacterial properties of lemon and honey make this a great cleansing and exfoliating recipe.
Heals chapped lips
Lemon juice works as an exfoliant and removes any dead skin cells resulting in softer, smoother lips.
Probably one of the most well-known and proven benefits of lemon is that it has been able to effectively eradicate hair problems related to dandruff and dry scalp.
Hair that lacks shine looks lifeless but lemon can come in handy to resolve this problem.
Other beauty benefits
Soaking nails in a mixture of diluted lemon juice can harden them and impart natural sheen.
We all know coconut oil works wonders for hair growth. Give it a boost with a few drops of lemon juice to get lustrous, thicker and healthier hair.
But remember, leaving lemon juice on your skin for long periods of time can be harmful too. It increases chances of sunburn. The acidic nature can cause inflammation and irritation of the skin. So make sure you wash it off after a few minutes and apply a good sunscreen before stepping out.
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