Hot on the heels of the launch of our super scrummy brand new Natural Cleansing Lemon Zest soap bar, this week we’re taking a closer look at some of the amazing properties of lemons! We’ve written before about the many uses both for home and beauty, but we feel there is always room for more. Here are three little ways to make lemon part of your beauty routine- do let us know in the comments if you have anything to add.
An age-old beauty remedy
Using lemon as part of a natural beauty regime is nothing new. We’ve known for centuries that these little yellow gems have some pretty potent properties and this is one of the reasons why we knew we just had to create a soap bar with some zing! Lemons are widely known for their ability to transform both the hair and the skin, with the citric acid acting as an astringent that works to remove excess oils, dirt, dead skin cells and blemishes. Lemons are also a natural source of vitamin C, and help to even out skin tone, reducing the appearance of age spots. When used on the hair, lemon can help to remove product build up and moisturise the scalp, plus they’re known to help reduce dandruff too.
Here are just three ways that you can incorporate lemons into your beauty routine today.
We’re huge fans of exfoliation here at Little Soap HQ! And now that we know how powerful lemons can be when it comes to cleansing and evening out skin tone, whilst at the same time removing dirt and targeting blemishes… well it makes sense to use them in an exfoliator you can make at home. For this beautiful and powerfully cleansing scrub, you need:
- The juice from half a lemon
- One tablespoon olive oil
- One tablespoon honey
- Half a cup of raw sugar
To make the scrub, mix the lemon juice and olive oil together in an airtight container, using a fork to whisk. Then add the honey and mix again.Finally, mix in the sugar. Apply to the face in a gentle circular motion, then rinse and pat dry.
Lemons are amazing when it comes to DIY natural cleansers, so it’s little wonder we’ve include it in our top three! You don’t need much to make it work. Simply mix two tablespoons of natural yogurt with one tablespoon of lemon juice and apply to the face after cleansing. You can leave the mixture on for 20-30 minutes, then rinse well and pat dry. Believe us, you will love how your face feels after this!
Shine and hydrate your hair
You don’t always need a lot of ingredients when you use lemons in your beauty regime. For shiny hair that can breathe at last, free from shampoo and build up from other products, just mix a quarter of a cup of lemon juice with half a cup of water and apply to the hair after shampooing and conditioning. Rinse it through and be prepared for shinier, healthier hair.
For the ultimate in bathroom experiences, get your hands on our brand new Natural Cleansing Lemon Zest soap bar now.