March Beauty Tip- Lemons???

Monthly Beauty Tip………..
9 ways to use lemons!

Clarifying moisturizer: Mix a few drops of coconut water with a few drops of lemon. Coconut will hydrate and lemon will clear/brighten.

Heal blackheads: Because lemons are antibacterial, they treat acne. Just slice a lemon and squeeze the juice on your face. They’ll start to fade before you know it.

Cleansing wipes: Mix a couple drops of lemon and tea tree essential oil in about 6 oz of distilled water and use it as a toner. Apply with cotton pads as a cleansing wipe for problematic skin,

Whiten teeth: Mix baking soda and lemon juice, and apply it to your teeth with a clean, fresh Q-tip. Then, scrub with your toothbrush and rinse.

Canker sores: Use a few drops of the lemon essential oil on canker sores to quicken healing.

Brightening: Lemon is rich in Vitamin C and citric acid. It has brightening and lightening properties. Citric acid will lighten the skin. The process is slow but it will lighten and brighten. Vitamin C is a great antioxidant for neutralizing free radicals and boosting collagen production. Consider it to help lighten age spots, dark spots or a fake tan gone wrong.  Remember if you do this, you must wear SPF during the day because lemon can make the skin more sensitive to the UV rays.

Chapped lips: Lemon can also work as an exfoliator for chapped lips. Put a little lemon juice on lips before bedtime and wash off in the morning. All the dead skin cells and dried skin will come off. If you already have severe chapped lips that have any cuts, do not try this,

Strengthen nails:  Make a mixture of your favorite cooking oil with lemon juice and soak your nails. This is good if they are dry and brittle, but also good to fade nails that have yellowed.

Decoration: With all the need for fresh lemons at the house you may as well place them in a clear bowl on your counter or table for a pretty display!

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By Amber Luebke and Bree McLain, owners of Lotus Salon in Stoughton, WI, have over 35 years combined experience specializing in hair color, accenting your best features and addressing your specific needs. Google+
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