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Health benefits of lemon juice

Updated on October 26, 2009

Health benefits of lemon juice

Health benefits of lemon juice


Health benefits of lemon juice


We all are familiar with lemon juice and its health benefits; juice of fresh lemon has many flavorful and healthy uses when added to foods and drinks. Lemon juice is also beneficial in order to treat several beauty and skin related problems. Here are some of the ways you can use lemon or lemon juice as a natural part of your beauty regimen.


Health benefits of lemon juice in effective skin care:

In order to get brighter, softer skin, try to use fresh lemon juice on any area of your body. In order to fade freckles and age spots, apply lemon juice on the affected areas before going to bed at night. For treating complete, try to go for a lemon bath by mixing ½ cup of fresh juice to your bath water and soak for at least 20 minutes.

Dilute lemon juice with water, if your skin is sensitive to the citric acid in lemons. If you are suffering with blackheads problem then try to apply lemon juice on affected area before going to bed at night and rinse of with water in the morning, repeat this procedure nightly until blackheads are gone.

If your skin is dry then make a mixture by mixing honey + lemon juice + olive oil (equal amount). Apply this resultant mixture to dry areas on the skin and allow it to dry thoroughly for about 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

You can also use lemon juice as a toner by combining 2 tablespoons lemon juice + 2 tablespoons vodka + 1 tablespoon distilled water+ 1 teaspoon witch hazel, apply this mixture to your skin then rinse.

In order to make lemon anti-wrinkle mask mix 1 teaspoon of honey +a few drops of lemon juice + few drops of sweet almond oil. Apply this mixture on the face for at least 20 minutes.


Health benefits of lemon juice for hair:


In order to treat your dull hair problem, make hair conditioner by mixing 3/4 cup Olive Oil + half a cup of raw honey with 3 tablespoons of lemon juice, apply this mixture on wet hair for at least half an hour and rinse off thoroughly with the help of shampoo.

In order to treat falling hair make a mixture by mixing lemon juice + 4 tablespoons of coconut milk, apply this mixture to the scalp once a week.


Health benefits of lemon juice for nails:


If you really want strong, shiny, bright fingernails then try to soak your fingernails in lemon juice for about 10 minutes. Then brush your fingernails with a nail brush dipped in a mixture of 1/2 white vinegar + 1/2 warm water.


Health benefits of lemon juice for teeth:


Lemon is beneficial for destroying odor causing bacteria. In order to treat your bad breathe problem. Try to squeeze a few drops of lemon juice into your mouth, swish it around for about 15 seconds and then swallow it. For teeth whitening, try to brush your teeth by rubbing half a lemon with table salt and a pinch of baking soda on the teeth. You can also brush your teeth with a mixture of lemon juice + salt + baking soda.


Health benefits of lemon juice for body detoxification:


Lemon juice is also useful in eliminating toxins from the body. Therefore, try to drink glass warm water mixed with lemon juice and 1 tsp of honey.



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      Sleepylog 5 years ago from Australia

      Great hub, but you fail to mention that lemon juice can cause photosensitivity for up to 12 hours after application and so it's best to apply it at night or to avoid the sun for 12 hours after applying it.