When I think about lemons the first thing I think about is a tall glass of cold lemonade. The tanginess mixed with a small amount of sugar is refreshing. Quenches the thirst.
Let's not forget about lemon-scented cleaning products and how clean the citrus scent makes your house smell. Or lemon pound cake and how good it tastes. But what we don't talk about enough is how good lemons are for the mind & body.
What benefits does lemon have for the skin?
Remove blackheads and heal acne
Citrus fruits have antibacterial and antifungal properties in them making lemons an amazing alternative for acne compared to name-brand products. It's so real you can slice a lemon and rub it on your face where the blackheads are and your face will clear up (you have to be consistent though). You can even add a couple of drops of honey to the lemon slice before you rub it on your face. Let it sit for 15 and then wash with only warm water. I recommend De'Vine Beauty Shop Honey Lemon Poppy Seed Face Soap.
Lighten Blemishes and dark spots
We all know how stubborn facial blemishes can be. Fortunately, the citric acid in lemon juice can progressively aid in dissolving the blemishes and evens out your skin tone.
Stop oily skin
Oily skin is a common and annoying skin problem. People have used tons of different methods to decrease the shine on their faces, including the use of laxatives. Don't worry, we aren't going to try these methods. We are going to use De'Vine Beauty Shop Lemonade Lemonade Face Set.
De'Vine Beauty Shop Lemonade Lemonade Face Set includes a 4 oz. Lemonade Lemonade Body Butter and a 4 oz Honey Lemonade Poppy Seed Soap. This set contains lemon juice, lemon essential oil, and lemon powder. These three ingredients combined give you all the properties a lemon holds. This is all I use on my face and I noticed that my skin tone is more even and the dark spots under my eyes have disappeared.
Lemons and the Respiratory System
Lemon juice is high in vitamin C which is known to boost the immune system. What we didn't know was that vitamin C helps the body withstand an asthma flare-up.
Lemons can aid in reducing asthma triggers and also aids in reducing inflammation and mucus. The citric acid in lemon juice helps the functions of the lungs by cleaning and strengthening the lung tissue. The antiseptic properties in lemons can help kill any bacteria your body may carry and stop mucus buildup.
It's been said that to heal asthma attacks all you have to do is inhale lemon juice mixed with warm water or you can inhale our lemon candle. The lemon essential oil that's infused in the candle will not only help heal asthma attacks but will also boost your mood helping you focus and concentrate better.
Lemons and Mental Health
In a 2006 study on mice, it was found that lemons essential oils were an impressive mood-improving and calming agent. The study ended with scientists saying lemon essential oil is more effective in relieving stress than other essential oils, such as lavender.
As a person who suffers from anxiety, I will say that lemons do help. Before my research, all I used on my skin was De'vine Beauty Shop Lemonade Lemonade Face Set (Yes, although it's made for the face you can use it on your whole body.) and I have noticed that my anxiety has lessened.
This little yellow tangy fruit holds some power. More power than one would expect. It would be foolish of us to ignore the benefits that this fruit holds. All you need is a little lemon in your life and you'll feel better mentally and physically.