Lime ' Lemony' - by Editor

Lime ' Lemony'
If there's one beauty item your kitchen shelf should not be without, it's the humble LEMON. Here are just a few of the ways you can use it, to achieve spectacular results.

Skin Sense

Mix a few drops of lemon juice with an equal amount of water. Apply it on your face with a cotton ball. This makes a great astringent.

Beset by blemishes? No problem. Simply dab the area with lemon juice a few times a day. This removes the redness from the blemished area.

Mix the juice from 1 lemon with 2 parts coarse salt and 1 part olive oil to make a paste. Step into the shower and massage into body. Turn on the shower and rinse. Pat dry and apply a rich moisturiser. This makes a great exfoliating scrub and leaves your skin soft and glowing.

Turmeric powder is also excellent for your skin. Mix turmeric powder along with a little lemon juice and wash off after 10 minutes. Be careful though the yellow tends to stain the face, so do this before going to bed.

You can make an excellent face mask by mixing 2 tablespoons papaya pulp with 10 drops of lemon juice. Rinse off after 20 minutes. You've heard it said again and again - you can never drink too much water, but what's even better is water to which a twist of lemon has been added. (No sweet or other masalas - we're not talking nimboo pani here!) This is not only great for your health, but good for your complexion as well.

Step by Step to Steam Cleansing

Most skin types benefit from regular steaming, but don't steam your face if you have thread veins as it would only worsen the condition. Also, don't steam your face more than once a week. it may dry your skin excessively. Bring a quarter of water to boil and take it to the table. Add the juice of half a lemon and a handful of any herbs (basil or mint). Tie back your hair and drape a towel over your head and the bowl to form a tent, to trap the steam. After you've steamed your face for fifteen minutes, gently squeeze out blackheads, if any, and splash it with cold water to close pores. Apply a moisturiser 15 minutes later.

A Natural Bleach

Streak your hair the natural way. Add lemon to strands of hair and sit in the sun for fifteen minutes. Do this sparingly because it could damage dry hair. Cut a lemon in half and rub it on hyper-pigmented areas like your elbows and knees to lighten them.

Mix a few drops lemon juice with an equal amount of honey if you have dry skin, or with cucumber juice if your skin is oily. Wash off after 15 minutes. Get rid of age spots. Cut a lemon wedge and hold it directly on the spot for ten minutes. Rinse with warm water. Repeat this every day until the spots lighten or vanish altogether!

Lemon is good for removing stains on teeth - rub with the peel, then rinse with water.

Hair Care

For hair that shines, add the juice of a lemon to one cup water. Pour it over your hair after shampooing as a final rinse. Do not rinse off.

Squeeze lemon juice in your hair while rinsing off the shampoo. This removes shampoo residue from your hair and smells great!

Troubled by hair loss? Try this: Mix the juice of one lemon with 4 tbsp coconut milk. Massage it into your scalp and wash off after half an hour. Do this at least once a week to arrest hairfall.

And More...

Instant refreshment for your face: Add lemon to water and freeze it. Rub your face with these lemonice cubes whenever you're hot, tired or simply bored...

Soak your fingertips in a mixture of 1 cup warm water and the juice of 1/2 lemon for about 5 minutes. Rinse and pat dry, pushing back cuticles as you dry.

Rub lemon peel over your nails and buff with a soft cloth. This is great for your nails. Do this once a week.

Adding lemon to a warm bath helps to invigorate the body. You come out from your bath feeling fresh and fabulous!

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Name: pratiksha sapra
City:   gurgoan
Comments:   This tips are really execellent . It is very useful to know the home remedies for the problem. Thanks for the knowledge. Good job.
Name: renaasyed
City:   karachi
Comments:   this tips is very nice becouse so esay and us full all women and solved our problem thank you ,you give good tips
Name: maria
City:   toronto
Comments:   hi , lemons are really very good source it's have vitamin C wich is very good for skin. also daily take of vitamin c is more useful. try and good luck
Name: duaasyed
City:   dubai
Comments:   hi , lemons are really very good source it's have vitamin C wich is very good for skin. also daily take of vitamin c is more useful. try and good luck;This tips are really execellent . It is very useful to know the home remedies for the problem. Thanks for the knowledge. Good job. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- plese u r returm me mail thankyou
Name: Swweit
City:   cairge
Comments:   really great tips but can lemon juice bleach facial hair and if it can how long does it usually take
Name: jiya
City:   LAHORE
Comments:   My complexion is very dull and black spot on it.
Name: Jazmine
City:   San Francisco
Comments:   These are great tips! Thank you all for Sharing
Name: lili
City:   ethiopia
Comments:   This tips are so good.Thankyou for sharing your knowledge.
Name: Elzibete
City:   addis ababa
Comments:   thankyou all for the sharing.the tips are helpful and easy to get.
Name: Chick
City:   PooLand
Comments:   I heard that if you have black hair and u do the lemon thing, it makes your hair orange, is that trueNULL
Name: neha
City:   uk
Comments:   this is a very good tips . thank u
Name: sarah
City:   Toronto,Ontario
Comments:   does this lemon stuff really workNULL plz tel me i really have dark skin thanks
Name: hema
City:   USA
Comments:   my very big problem in my whole body is underarms, which are very dark. Please help me to get rid of this problem by telling tips those ingredients available at home
Name: honey
City:   philadelphiaa
Comments:   Over the years, my toes and my fingers are getting darker and darker, just don't have time to rub lemon all day. help
Name: Cat
Comments:   I have Multiple Sclerosis and have received several steroid treatments for my attacks. I also have a hord of medications I take for pain and muscles spasms. I recently went to a Dermotologist for acne cause by my last steroid treatment. The dermotologist gave me antibiotic and a cream to apply nightly. This did not help clear the acne, but it did cause some major pigmintation problem on my forhead, the bridge of my nose and what looks like a mustach. I have no 'mustach' hair just dark almost, black color on my lip that literally looks like a five o'clock shadow/ mustach. I have tried other home remedies, like a mixture of Cucumber juice, lime juice and turmeric powder to no avail. My dermatologist has prescribed and Bleaching CHEMICAL. However concidering the result I got from their first sugjestion I am very reluctant to proceed with their "ideas". I tried your advice with the lemon wedge for the first time tonight, still not sure how this will work, but if it does work your advice will have given me a MAJOR boost in the confidence I once had about my face. I am so ashamed of the current state of my "mustach" that I have basically turned myself into a hermit, avoiding going out in public as much as possible. If you have any other suggestions to speed the elimination of this Pigmentation problem you will be doing more than just helping me with a poor complextion you will restore a confidence in me that I haven't had for nearly a year. I am very hopeful that you will respond to my request as my M.S. has taken most of my quality of life away, I'd at the very least like to hold my head up and look nice. P.S. I can't even use conceler to hide this problem it just turns it gray. Desperatly would love and appreciate any other suggestion you might have. Thank you for your help thus far. Cat
Name: Caroline
City:   Leeds
Comments:   I have redness and little red spots around my nose, i've tried EVERYTHINGGGGGG, i tried lemon juice on it last night and it just made it stung but did nothing :( Anyone know anything that can help? i've had it AGESSSS
Name: dichyant
City:   kathmandu,nepal
Comments:   hey gr8 job! these are some handy tips! no more of buying expensive products from the market when there is a solution to every problem right in your kitchen shelf!
Name: sunitha
City:   bangalore, india
Comments:   i just wish to share my personal experience. after my first childs birth , it was very difficult to reduce my weight, then as per the advise i received from friends, daily morning after brushing teeths, i started take 2 cups of luke warm water with 1tbls lemon juice and honey and in the begining it was difficult , but as days go by, it became a habit and within 2 weeks, i started reducing weight and feeling more energetic and my skin was glowing........ please try this ...lemon and honey is a god blessed boon in disguise to many treatments
Name: sunitha
City:   bangalore, india
Comments:   as mentioned above, taking 2 glass of luke warm honey and lemon mixed water means - drinking two cups of this waterin empty stomach before breakfast in the early morning
Name: Shamsha
City:   tx
Comments:   this is for CAT please write me i think i can find some home remedies for your problem

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