The diminutive Lemon is a very versatile beauty-aid and this cheap and golden-coloured fruit has excellent properties for enhancing your looks.
Simple lemon-based preparations, you can mix in your own kitchen, will surely bring a dramatic transformation in your beauty regimen.
Lemon for complexion
Lemon contains enzymes which help to cleanse the skin of dead cells. Sprinkling a little alum on a lemon half and rubbing the mixture on your face helps tremendously to refresh and tone the skin.
It also acts as a quick pick-me-up after a long pollution filled day.
Lemon for smooth skin
Mash an over-ripe banana and mix it with a few drops of fresh lemon juice. Apply on face and hands to keep the skin clear and smooth.
Mix a teaspoon of honey with a teaspoon of vegetable oil and one fourth of a teaspoon of lemon juice. Rub this into the hands, elbows, heels and any area that feels dry. Leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse with water.
Lemon and honey face pack for dry skin
Mix 3 tsp lemon juice, 3 tsp honey, ½ tsp cabbage (boiled and crushed) paste.
Mix to a paste all these ingredients in a dish and apply it on face and neck; wash off with cold water after 10 minutes and admire the new “you”!
Lemon and almond face pack for freckles
To remove freckles, blanch and grind almonds and mix with white of an egg to which half tsp of lime juice has been added.
Spread on the face and wash after 20 minutes.
Lemon and papaya face pack for oily skin:
Mix ½ tsp turmeric powder, 2 tsp lemon juice, 3 tsp papaya pulp to a smooth paste.
Apply evenly over the face (keeping away from the eyes). Leave the pack on for 20 minutes and then wash it off.
Lemon for teeth whitening
Rubbing half a lemon with table salt and a pinch of baking soda on the teeth not only makes them white,
shiny and bright but will also cure bad breath.