Thursday, October 20, 2011

When Life Gives You Lemons...

Make lemonade. How cliche', right? Well, it's true. When it comes to beauty, lemons can be used in many different ways. In fact, fresh lemons can help improve your skin? Here are 3 ways to add a touch lemon-y sweetness to your beauty regime:

Lighten dark spots
Lemon helps to lighten the skin naturally due to its bleaching properties. Squeeze one lemon into a small bowl to prepare enough for one treatment. With a Q-Tip, apply the lemon juice to the darkened area and leave on for an hour.
Tighten pores
Honestly, it's impossible to permanently shrink large pores, but you can tighten them and reduce their appearance for a short time by using a lemon.
Lemon Facial Mask
1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice
two tablespoons of flour
two tablespoons of plain yogurt
Apply to the face
Allow mask to sit 10 to 15 minutes
Rinse with warm water
Soften dry darkened elbows
Mix fresh lemon juice and baking soda to make a thick paste, apply to dry elbows. Place your elbow in the lemon and twist the lemon for several minutes. Rinse and dry. Do this daily until the dark patches disappear.

Hope This Helps

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