Sunday, 8 May 2016

7 benefits of lemon peel for your skin

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Rather than throw the peel of your lemon away, did you know that the peel has so many benefits? Let's look at their uses for healthy, beautiful skin.

Skin Brigthening Scrub
The Vitamin C in the lemon peel will really perk your skin up. 

Nail Whitener
Whiten fingernails by rubbing with a lemon wedge.

 Lighten age spots.
This is a fun use for a lemon peel: Many folk remedies suggest using lemon peel to help lighten age spots. Apply a small piece to the affected area and leave on for an hour. Make sure you're not in the sun when lemon peels are applied. 

Soften dry elbows.
Use a half lemon sprinkled with baking soda on elbows; just place your elbow in the lemon and twist the lemon (as if you are juicing it) for several minutes. Rinse and dry.

Use as a skin tonic.
Lemon peels can be very lightly rubbed on your face for a nice skin tonic; then rinse (be careful around your eyes).

Make a sugar scrub.
Mix 1/2 a cup of sugar with finely chopped lemon peel and enough olive oil to make a paste. Wet your body in the shower, turn off the water, and massage the sugar mix all over your skin. Rinse off and bask in your smooth skin.

Make a foot soak.
Boil citrus rinds for several minutes. Allow to cool completely and strain. Add ¼ cup cow or almond milk, 2 tablespoons of cold pressed olive oil and a couple of drops of lemon essential oil. Soak feet for about 20 minutes and then pat dry to moisturize and soften feet.