Every lady and gentleman who is or has ever been worried about their weight has heard that home-remedy about a glass of warm water mixed with honey and a lemon. Now where many people consider this remedy an absolute godsend to get rid of all that extra weight, many complain that for them, it just doesn’t cut the fat. However, this remedy has led people gained the flawless skin that thy thought they could get only by using copious amounts of makeup.
Flawless and perfect skin is a dream for many of us and many of us tackle it by using chemical based soaps, washes and other cosmetics but deep down, each and every one of us is conscious about how our skin is not nearly as perfect as we want it to be and couple that with the apprehensions we get by using products made from God knows what and a person can become down-right panic-stricken. However, this is a time when one needs to remember that all things came from nature and thus, the natural approach is the right way to tackle (almost) all our skin related obstacles.
Say Goodbye to Oily Skin:
Lemons work great as toners for oily skin. Using a drop of lemon juice in your regular moisturizing cream can help you get that matte effect for your skin. Prolonged (but careful) use of lemon mixed with milk as a daily pre-bed cleanser can help dry your skin of any excess oils leaving you looking fresh all day long!
Hello, Flawless Skin:
Using lemon, both outside and by drinking it flushes the toxins from your system. Within days of the lemon-honey-water regime, you will notice that your skin has fewer blemishes than before and is glowing more than it ever did.
Bye Bye Blackheads!
Lemon is the natural enemy for your blackheads. If you are suffering with those icky and unsightly blackheads, you know how much of a pain they are to hide and remove but now you have an easy way out. Every night before you go to sleep, rub some ice and a fresh cut lemon on your blackheads and watch them disappear in a matter of days. The best part is, by this natural treatment, you do not face the harmful effects of forced blackhead removal, i.e. the craters left behind. The lemon will smooth your skin over and your skin will be as flawless as ever.
Fade those age spots:
Lemon juice is one of the only natural ways to fade those age spots. As women get older, their bodies develop age spots for any number of reasons and these are inconvenient and expensive to remove. By using lemon, one can tackle these age spots easily. To get rid of age spots, simply prepare a concoction of lemon and water and apply this to your age spots before bed daily and then once in a couple of days once they begin to fade. After they fade, try a lemon bath by adding 3-4 lemons to your routine bath and soaking in it for about 10 minutes twice a week. This will make sure you never have to bother about those age spots ever again.
Using lemon on wrinkles also helps to tighten your pores and your overall skin thus making it seem up to many years younger.
Using Lemon for perfect skin also helps your skin remove many types of harmful bacteria that may have accumulated on your skin. This helps you beat possible infections and other breakouts that may make you look unhealthy or sick.
Lemons are a natural color lightener and regular use of lemons when mixed with a mild moisturizer helps lighten your skin. You can gain a fair complexion of up to many times by using natures blessing.
Many a times, people damage the prominent parts of their bodies and that leaves them with scarred skin. This also occurs when a person undergoes surgery or even by the simple act of accidentally bursting a pimple. Whatever the reason, these scars make you seem less attractive. Anti-scar creams and laser treatments are expensive and come with their own set of problems. That is why; you can always try an herbal and natural approach to your scarring problems by using lemons. Lemons mixed with a few drops of glycerin can become the perfect anti-scarring cream. Simply apply on your scarred area for half an hour and rinse off before going to bed and voila! A few weeks and no scars!
Lighten your elbows and knees:
Many people are faced with an awkward problem when they realize that no matter how hard they scrub, their elbows and knees are much darker than the rest of their bodies. This is due to friction caused by any number of reasons ranging from rubbing those areas to wearing clothes that make the skin there darker. These patches of skin can be lightened easily by applying lemon. Simply rub a lemon half into the patch of skin daily and see your skin lighten! It is also a good idea to rub your skin as so twice a week to keep it clean and fair.
Lighten your lips:
Many people are reluctant when it comes to putting lemon on their lips and rightly so but if mixed with sugar and used as a scrub, lemon can leave your chapped lips smooth and pink like cupids bow!
Make-Up Removing lotion:
Lemon makes an epic make-up removing lotion when mixed with honey, glycerin and rose-water in equal parts. What this does is act as a lotion and removes your makeup gently without peeling off your skin. Leaving this lotion on for ten minutes make your skin as soft as rose petals.
Lemons are a great source of Vitamins C and more importantly D! Remember when you step out with a lot of cosmetics on, you will not be able to get enough vitamin D. This is where you need lemons because they will help you soak vitamin D and help you retain it to keep you healthy.
Reduce bloating and inflammation:
Lemons are great to reduce bloating and inflammation of the stomach and make you feel healthy and much more chipper in the mornings and throughout the day. This also makes you more active and actually does take off a lot of unnecessary weight out of your body by helping to dissolve bad fats and making your skin shinier and tighter.