Sometimes, the best beauty remedies for a variety of beauty problems are only a few steps away. Lemons might be a great choice for making lemonade for hot summer days or soothe a sore throat, but they can also be a useful choice in the beauty department, being able to substitute a variety of conventional beauty products. Here some of the best beauty uses for lemons worth trying:

Nail strengthener

Lemon juice can be helpful for dealing with yellow nails and well as for straightening them. Keeping the nails in a mixture of olive oil and the lemon juice (from one lemon) once a week will help strengthen the nails over time and get rid of nail discoloration.

Lip scrub

For a quick all natural lip scrub, mix the juice from half a lemon with a bit of sugar and honey until you get a fairly thick consistency. Next, apply the mixture on the lips using gentle motions. Rinse off the mixture and apply a moisturizing lip balm.

Teeth whitener

Lemon Teeth Whitening

Lemons can be used for teeth whitening by mixing lemon juice and baking soda, and applying the resulting mixture on the teeth using a Q-tip. However, it's extremely important not to leave the mixture on the teeth for more than a minute as the acidity of the lemon juice can damage the teeth's enamel. The mixture should be used sparingly as it can be quite harsh.

Dandruff and hair lightening treatment

While lemon juice can't prevent dandruff, massaging lemon juice onto the scalp for ten minutes before washing the hair can help remove the existing flakes. Applying lemon juice on the scalp before going out in the sun will help lighten the hair and create very inexpensive natural hair highlights.

Skin lightener

Lemon Skin Lightening

The citric acid found in lemons can help lighten dark spots and even make freckles less obvious. However, using lemon juice on the skin makes it more sensitive to UV rays, so besides moisturizing the skin afterward, it's crucial to be diligent about sun protection and wear sunscreen with a high SPF factor to avoid sunburns.

Blackheads remover

Lemons' antiseptic properties make them a great choice for treating acne and reducing blackheads. Slicing open a lemon and rubbing it across the face, leaving the mixture to act for five minutes before rinsing off a few times a week will help diminish blackheads. Moreover, lemon juice is also great for reducing excess oil.

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