Spice up your food and looks with lemon!

Friday, September 20th, 2013 | by

Yellow lemonWidely used for culinary and non-culinary purposes all over the world Lemon is branded as a wonder citrus fruit which serves manifold purposes. A small evergreen tree which is believed to be found in Asia is not only known for its distinctive sour juice but has countless skin and health benefits too.

Rich source of Vitamin C  No wonder all of us have heard it time and again that sufficient intake of lemons dissolved in lukewarm water sweetened with honey can help to shed off extra kilos. Though no specific studies have established this fact but beingenriched with Vitamin C lemons as a great source of vitamin C certainly enhances the immunity of your body and keeps you hydrated for long. So what is the harm in drinking this tangy drink just for the sake of increasing water retention in the body?

A perfect beauty enhancerFindings of the researches donehave stated that the prime reason for including lemon extracts as main ingredient in anti-aging and wrinkle free creams and moisturizers is that it is a powerful antioxidant. Because of antibacterial properties lemon extracts are used in many ointments and cosmetics. It effectivelylightens skin complexion by removing blemishes or flaws and blackheads.

Effective in curing acne….Suffering from oily skin after effects then squeeze some lemon juice and apply it on the affected areas and wash it off after it dries. But keep in mind that a burning sensation and itching can occur sometimes so it is always advisable to consult your dermatologist first.

For a radiant faceA pack of honey or glycerin mixed with lemon juice and rose water works immensely to revitalize your face. Squeeze few drops of lime in glycerin or (honey can also be used) and rose water and apply onto mainly T-zone area. Pat dry, rinse and moisturize your skin accordingly.

To feel refreshed throughout the day add few drops of lemon into your bath tub and stay active throughout the day.

Forstain-free teethRubbing a peel of lemon on your teeth can make your teeth shiny by whitening the yellow spots.  Same can be applied to nails as well.Even a rind of lemon can be rubbed on your elbows too.

Dandruff free ScalpTired of using different oils and other treatments but of no use in preventing dandruff then massage your hair scalp with lemon juice and let it stick to your scalp for some time then wash it off with water. Not only does lemon reduce dandruff but will add make your mane lustier as well.

Tanningof the body can be greatly reduced by rubbing lemon peels on the exposed body parts regularly.

Because of its refreshing aroma lemons are widely in many therapies to give soothing and calming effect to your body.

Whether include it in your diet or in your beauty regimen green sour and tangy fruit not only does spice up your meal but your looks too.

 

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