Monday, September 27, 2010


Lemons! Lemons! Lemons!!

Lemons arent just a beautiful color, they are power packed with natural ingredients that help you look more beautiful too! Lemons are great for cleansing and clarifying and can also help restore the PH balance in your skin. However, lemons can be used for a variety of beauty tricks!

Lemons are rich in natural fruit acids that not only remove dead skin cells but can also lighten discolored of dark areas of the skin. Think of it as a cheap, natural peel, similar to a chemical peel you'd get in the dermatologists office.

Lemon-sugar scrub: Cut a lemon in 1/2 after you've washed your face with a cleanser. Begin rubbing and massaging the lemon on your face. After you've got a decent about on your face either apply sugar on the lemon or directly on your face and then rub lemon and sugar into skin. The lemon juice acts like an acid peel and the sugar exfoliates those nasty dead skin cells away!

Healthy Nails: Soak your fingers or toes in lemon juice for 10 minutes.**Make sure you dont have any cuts or this will be painful!!** Then brush you nails with a nail brush(or toothbrush-for a cheap version!) with an equal of mixture of 1/2 white vinegar and 1/2 warm water. Then just rinse with warm water and you'll be surprised at how bright and clean they look.

Brighten Skin: Not only will the lemon juice brighten your face you can use it all over your body! You can apply it directly or relax for 20 minutes in a warm bath with 1 cup of lemon juice.

Healthy Hair: You dull, damaged hair will LOVE this treatment! Prior to shower mix 3/4 cup olive oil, 1/2 cup raw honey, and 3 tablespoons of lemon juice. shampoo hair first, towel dry hair, then add the mixture evenly throughout hair, cover with a shower cap and let the magic work for 30 minutes. Shower AGAIN, shampoo and rinse as normal.

Bleach Hair: Most people are aware that lemon juice can be used to bleach hair. Simply use 1/2-1 whole lemon and squeeze directly in your hair(dont worry about those seeds you'll rinse them out later). Then grab a book, beach buddy, go poolside, or anywhere the sun shines and relax in the sun for 25-35 minutes(dont forget sunscreen though!) Then shampoo and condition as usual.

So grab your lemons girls, and get to work! :)

Hugs and lemon juice,
Lisa Michelle


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