Multi Benefits Of Lemon Peels For The Skin, Face And Weight Loss

Lemon peel for health care

Lemon peel which you happily throw away is multi-utilitarian, not just for the food value, but the beauty benefits it gives in the form of skin, face, and weight loss, too. 

Let us find out more about the benefits of lemon peels in our daily life and give the lemon peel its long due credit.

Lemon Peel For Skin

Lemon peel for skin

The Lemon peels are there for your skin complexion too. Here is how you can utilise the waste peels of the lemon.

Lightening Of Age spots: Apply a small portion of lemon peels to the affected area and leave it for an hour. You will notice the age spots fade away.

Softening Of Dry Elbows: Sprinkle baking soda on half of a lemon. Now place the treated lemon on your elbows and twist it (in such a way as if you are juicing it) for a couple of minutes. After some time, rinse it and pat it dry to see the results.

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Sugar Scrub: Make a paste using lemon peel (finely chopped), some olive oil and ½ cup sugar. Once done, wet your body in the shower, and after turning off the water, apply the sugar scrub all over your body. Rinse it off and bask in the smooth and glowing skin.

Foot Soak: Take few citrus rinds and boil them in water. Let them cool down and then strain it. Now add 1/4 cup of cow’s milk, 2 tbsp cold pressed olive oil, and a few drops of lemon essential oil. Put your feet in this concoction for about 20 minutes and then pat dry. You will find your feet soft and moisturised.

Nail Whitener: Those of you who have dark or tanned nails can whiten them by rubbing your finger nails with a lemon wedge.

After the skin part, let us move over to the face now.

Lemon Peel For Face
Lemon peel for face

Look how lemon peel contributes to making your face shine.

Face Tonic: Gently rub the lemon peels on your face. It works as a nice skin tonic. While rinsing it, be careful around your eyes.

Skin Whitening Mask: Mix the lemon rind powder (which is sun dried before) with some raw milk and apply it all over your face. Let it stay on your face for about half an hour. Now rinse it off with cold water. Rich in citric acid, lemon peels work well as a skin whitening agent, and is good for normal to oily skin.

Acne Scar Remover: Mix lemon peels with the goodness of coconut water and apply it gently over your acne scars. You can also keep it as an overnight mask on the scars to get optimum results. When you use this tip daily, you will find a reduction in acne scars. The microbial properties of lemon peels make it an apt ingredient to treat acne and acne scars problem.

Skin Bleaching Mask: Lemon peels have alpha hydroxy acid in them. This helps them bleach your skin the natural way without going the chemical path. All you have to do is mix other skin bleaching agents such as cucumber water and fuller’s earth (multani mitti) with lemon peels and you are good to go. Use this home-made skin bleaching mask thrice a week to get best results.

Removing Fine Lines And Wrinkles: Rich in pectin and anti-oxidants, lemon peels keep your skin firm and elastic. Mix the peels of lemon with papaya juice and apply this paste all over your face, while keeping it on for 30 minutes. Wash it off with cold water. Follow it up by using almond oil-based moisturiser.

Lemon Peel For Weight Loss

Lemon peel for weight loss

When it comes to melting stubborn fat from your belly and buttocks, then lemon peels would do your job. Cook about 10 lemon peels in 200 ml of water. Allow it to boil for about 10 minutes, take it off the stove, cool it and then drink it. Since this water of lemon peels is bitter to taste the first time you drink it, change the flavour of your mouth by eating a small apple.

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