One of the healthiest fruits from the citrus family are the lemons, they contain numerous health benefits, but not everybody is familiar with its everyday uses in their lives. The lemon fruits are the richest sources of phosphorus, iron, magnesium, B vitamins, calcium and 88% of it is vitamin C.
This citrus fruit has the ability to cleanse our urinary tract, help us with the weight losing process, soothe headaches, boost our immune system and detox our body.
There are many skin conditions and skin issues can be treated with the juice from the lemon, because of its natural benefits, and that is the main reason why its juice is used in natural medicine. Most commonly this juice is added into many masks, lotions, peelings and creams, also in many hair products and some other that are made for nail care and improving the health of our teeth.
Here is a list of the best nine reasons to include the lemon fruit in your life:
Eliminates Spots in the Facial Area
Directly apply some lemon juice on your face, and let the juice act for about 15 minutes, then rinse it with warm water. The lemon juice to cleanse lighten dark spots, treat acne and pigment spots.
Nourishes our Skin
Applying some lemon juice on a cotton ball and then applying it on our face will brighten our skin, leave it fresh and soft, and nourish it as well.
Since this citrus fruit is the richest source of vitamin C, and many other minerals like magnesium, calcium and potassium, it means it contains powerful antibacterial properties, therefore it can easily get rid of blackheads.
Prevents from Chapped Lips
Before you go to bed, try applying a little bit of the fruit’s juice on your lips, this will get rid of the dead skin cells and soften your lips as well.
Nourishes our Nails
You can strengthen and brighten your nails by soaking them in lemon juice for about 10 minutes. Then you can use the mixture of hot water and white vinegar (in equal amounts), and brush your nails with a tooth brush by using that mixture.
Lightens the Hair
The best natural way to make your hair have the perfect highlights, restore its shine and brighten it up, is to use the lemon juice. Simply in a cup filled with 200 ml of water dissolve 50 ml of lemon juice, and rinse your hair with it. If you want to boost the effects of this treatment, them you can use a spray bottle and spray the mixture before you expose yourself to the sun.
Get a fresh lemon, cut it in equal halves, and rub it under your arms, this will prevent from the sweating, the bad odor and will surely keep that area clean and fresh during the day. Then you can rinse it with warm water.
Reduces Stretch Marks
One of the hardest cosmetic issues to treat are the stretch marks, and this is one of the most serious issues as well. But this is not the same for the lemon, because it can get rid of them very easily, and reduce their appearance.
This is only because the lemon juice contains the mild acid, this acid will get rid of the dead skin cells, and will boost the production of the new skin cells. Simply get a lemon half and rub it where stretch marks have appeared. Use gentle, circular motions, then let the area dry completely, and use lukewarm water to wash the area. Do this a few times on daily basis.
The lemon juice has the ability to treat dandruff and reduce the itchiness on your scalp. it is also able to balance your pH levels, therefore reducing the excess secretion of the oil.
Because of its strong antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, the lemon is able to treat and protect from countless scalp infections. In a cup of water, add the juice from 2 medium sized, fresh lemons, then use that mixture in replacement for a hair shampoo. Once you have applied it everywhere, the mixture should be left to act for about 5 minutes, and then rinsed with warm water.