Rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, lemon has been used as an active ingredient in many skin care products. From lightening dark spots, blemishes, healing acne, toning, cleansing, brightening the hair, treating dandruff and banishing oily skin, lemon is known to go for everything. So why not use this fantastic ingredient to make your own homemade beauty products that are far more brilliant than store-bought expensive products. Get ready to look great and feel fresh with a few squeezes of this wonder fruit.
Here Are The 5 Homemade Beauty Products for Beautiful Skin and Shiny Hair:
1. DIY Honey And Lemon Face Mask
High in vitamin C and alpha hydroxyl acid, lemon exfoliates and brightens your skin removing acne, age spots or uneven skin tone. Honey contains anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and absorbs all the impurities from the skin pores. This face mask made of honey and lemon will brighten up your complexion and help you to get radiant, youthful skin by getting rid of dark spots, acne scars and suntan. To make this honey lemon mask, squeeze juice of half a lemon in a bowl and add 2 tbsp. organic honey and mix thoroughly to get a smooth liquid consistency. Pull back all your hair and apply the mask all over your cleaned face and neck. Allow the mask to penetrate into the skin leaving it for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water. Use this mask 2-3 times a week to get a smooth and glowing skin.
2. Lemon And Coconut Oil Moisturizer
Lemons are good for neutralizing the body’s pH balance, cooling and refreshing the skin. Coconut oil, rich in fatty acids and antioxidant vitamin E, slows down the aging process by reducing free radical damage and is great for moisturizing even the most dried and sun burnt skin. Take 4 tbsp. of coconut oil in a bowl in solid state. If the temperature is too hot and the oil is liquid state, keep it in freezer until it solidifies. Add juice of two medium sized lemons. Now using a hand blender, whisk the coconut oil and lemon mixture until it turns into a fluffy and creamy texture (2-3 minutes). Your moisturizer is ready to use.
3. Lemon Lip Scrub
Get smooth, fresh lips in minutes with this DIY lemon and sugar lip scrub recipe. This easy and simple recipe will exfoliate and moisturize your lips in one step, creating the perfect plump lips. In 2 cups of sugar, add 1cup of extra virgin olive oil and 4 tbsp. of lemon juice. Mix all the ingredients until you get thick consistency. Store your ready to use homemade lip scrub in a jar.
4. Homemade Honey Lemon Shampoo
This homemade lemon and honey shampoo recipe will help to maintain hair’s natural pH balance, kill bacteria, reduce dandruff and restore moisture of the hair without stripping the hair’s natural oil and add shine to your lustrous locks. To prepare this DIY shampoo, take 5tbsp. honey, three tbsp. lemon juice (freshly squeezed), 5 drops of lemon essential oil and 1 cup of distilled water and 1 cup of organic liquid castile soap in a bowl. Combine castile soap and water to form a base; now add rest of the ingredients and mix them thoroughly and transfer it in a glass container.
5. Lemon Peppermint Foot Scrub
This exfoliating foot scrub will help you get a spa like treatment at home. You can also use lemon zest instead of lemon juice. To prepare this foot scrub, you will need 1cup coarse sea salt, 2tsp. lemon zest, 5-6 drops of peppermint essential oil and ½ cup sweet almond oil. Mix the entire ingredient and store it in a bottle. Keep in the refrigerator if you want to use it for couple of weeks. Apply a tsp. of this scrub on your wet feet and rub with your fingers or pumice stone to get soft heels and toes. Wash off with lukewarm water and apply moisturizer.