We may not want to admit it, but whenever we see DIY videos on our social media accounts, we stop and watch and wonder if it’s actually effective and worth trying. We can assure you that these 6 hacks that we’re about to share with you, are not only effective but also cheap.
What can lemons do for you? A LOT! From making drinks, using while cooking, cleaning the house, natural beauty remedies...the list goes on. In our previous article ‘Lemon-Aid-E’, we shared with you how wonderful lemons are and all the many ways they can be used. In this article, we will focus more on natural beauty hacks using lemons.
6 NATURAL BEAUTY HACKS
Experts believe that lemon is amazing for our hair. If you apply lemon juice on your hair and stand under the sun. Your hair will be lighter and shinier! Lemon is also very helpful for hair growth. You can find several hair growth lemon recipes here.
Your answer to dark armpit is here! Lemon removes dark stains from our body and can also act as a deodorant. So why not try this 2 in 1 solution?
You just need to apply the following mixture on your armpit and leave for an hour:
• lemon juice • honey • oatmeal •
Get Those Kissable Lips
Applying lemon juice on your lips before bedtime keeps your lips moisturized. But in case you have more spare time and have some essential oil in stock, you might want to try out this gorgeous Homemade Lavender Lemon Lip Balm.
Improve Your Nails
Apply 2 tbsp olive oil and some lemon juice on your nails. These mixture will remove marks, leaving you with whiter and stronger fingernails.
The Ultimate Skin Care
Lemon is known to clean your skin and remove toxins.They are also great to reduce skin marks and get rid of blackheads.
→ For blackheads: massage half lemon on your face and leave for 10 minutes before rinsing → For body marks: use lemon juice on affected are for 15 minutes and rinse after. → For oily skin: Using some cotton pads, apply lemon juice to your face and leave overnight. It’s astringent characteristics will help you achieve better skin complexion and it will also remove excess sebum.
WORD OF CAUTION: leaving lemon/lemon juice on your skin for extended amount of time may cause irritation especially if exposed to sunlight. Always test a small part of your skin before applying on a general area.
And of course, the beauty hack that we all love: Weight Loss. Actually, this hack doesn’t really make you lose weight but it helps your body to lose weight with proper diet and exercise. The secret: Lemon Soda (a mix of lemon juice and baking soda).
A Lemon Soda mixture helps:
✔ Regulate level of cholesterol ✔ Improving cardiovascular health ✔ Purify your liver ✔ Improve digestion and combat acid reflux ✔ Alkalize your body
RECIPE Simply take 1 tsp baking soda and mix with the juice of ½-1 lemon (dependent on your taste buds) and a glass of filtered alkaline water. Drink and feel your health improving!
As most of us often have little time to track down the best produce, we resort to buying our fruit in the supermarket, often not aware that the big chains have the strictest rules of all for appearance, shape, colour etc, discarding whopping amount of food, if it is not ‘perfect’.
There are many good alternatives available now, and for those with little time, ordering online is a perfect option. Organic lemons are always favourable, as the pores of the fruit attract many chemicals that are not easily washed away if not given a good water/vinegar soak and scrub.
Why not try a hack or two and if you did not get a favorable result, you can always use the remaining lemons for drinking, cooking and cleaning.
Until next week - stay healthy - stay invigorated!