Lemons are excellent exfoliating and toning agents and they work wonders for our skin. Please note that when using the lemon therapy, you should avoid the sun and use SPF products because lemons make the skin more sensitive to
ultraviolet rays and exposure to the sun will have adverse effects. Here in Nigeria, it is advisable to use the therapy during the rainy season because of the unbearable heat of the sun. Now, here are some of the ways to use lemons to
achieve the best results.
1. Lip Exfoliator: Put a little lemon juice on your lips before you sleep and wash it off in the morning. It helps to remove dead skin cells. However, if your lips are chapped, it is not advisable to use lemons because of their acidic content.
2. Blackhead treatment: Using lemon juice is a natural way of treating blackheads. Squeeze some lemon juice onto a cotton pad and rub on your face before you sleep. If you want to use it during he day, make sure there is no exposure to sun whatsoever.
3. Elbow and knee bleacher: Rub half a lemon onto your elbows and knees to make black elbows and black knees a thing of the past.
4. Teeth whitener: Mix some lemon juice with baking soda and rub it on your teeth with a cotton swab. Then use your toothbrush to brush your teeth. Doing this constantly will help whiten your teeth.
5. Skin brightener: Using lemon juice on your skin helps to lighten spots and tone your skin. But please, use SPF when using lemon juice because the lemon juice makes your skin more sensitive.
6. Nail strengthener: Mix oil (anything but palm oil, though) with lemon juice and soak your nails in the mixture. Not only does it strengthen your nails, it also helps fix nails that have yellowed.
7. Hair lightener: While it is not advisable to be exposed to sunlight while using lemon therapy, this seems to be one of the rare exceptions to the rule. Apply lemon juice to your hair and expose to sunlight for sun-kissed
hair. It could also help remove dandruff so apply liberally.