Thursday, September 5, 2013

6 Ways to Improve Skin with Lemons!

Hi, Barbizon of Akron! Did you know that the lemon is an amazing fruit. It is good for you on the inside and out. I had no idea that lemons could do so many great things to make my skin look and feel better. Check out these six ways lemon is truly a miracle fruit!

Fade age spots- Just apply straight lemon to the areas before bed and wash off in the morning with cool water. After a week or two, the lemon will have cleansed the skin and lighten the color. If you want an all over body treatment, just add 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice to your bath and soak for 20 minutes.

For brighter, softer skin- use fresh lemon juice on any area of your body, including the knees, elbows, and face to brighten up and soften your skin.

Get Rid of Blackheads- If you rub lemon juice on the area with your blackheads, it should make them disappear. Do this every night and rinse with cool water in the morning until blackheads are gone.

Make a moisturizing mask- for dry skin by mixing equal amounts of honey, lemon and olive oil. Apply the
mixture to dry areas on the skin and allow it to dry thoroughly for about 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

To exfoliate dead skin cells- rub a cut lemon dipped into a half-teaspoon of sugar over your face for a few minutes, or create a mild mixture by using lemon juice, sugar and a small amount of water. Do this once a week to help remove dead skin cells and refresh your skin.

To make a lemon anti-wrinkle mask- mix a teaspoon of honey, a few drops of lemon juice and a drop of sweet almond oil. Apply this mixture on the face and allow it to dry for 20 minutes and wash off.

If your skin is sensitive to the citric acid in lemons, you can dilute the juice with some water. Using a cotton ball to apply is the best way. Try not to use lemon juice on your skin before any sun exposure since it will make your skin more sensitive to the sun.