"To be beautiful, you have to see stars" … What Latina hasn't heard this? From a very young age, I adopted it as a fact of life. Now in "my young years", as my mother would say, it is when I realize that it is not entirely true.
I dare say that it is easy to see ten of us and, thanks to technology and one or another blogger (God bless them), we are just one click away from finding magic tricks to simplify our routine.
In this case, let's talk about lemon. It is the perfect example of one of the most versatile foods that exist and its uses, both in beauty and in the kitchen, are endless. It is a whitener, cleaner, astringent, very high in vitamin C, antioxidants and favors the elimination of fat … Incredible, don't you think?
Let's get into the fun part of it and give your granny reason. This is how lemon can give your regimen a huge twist.
Purify your body
The Spanish model and actress, Elsa Pataky, shared on her blog an ancient remedy: squeeze the sumo from half a lemon in a glass of warm water to purify, eliminate toxins, and provide antioxidants to your body in a natural and simple way.
It is of multiple uses for the skin
If you suffer from oily skin or with black spots, make lemon your ally. Its properties improve the appearance of your skin and benefit the elimination of excess oil. Of course, do not forget the daily sunscreen to avoid hyperpigmentation.
To lighten and shine hair
You probably already know that lemon lightens hair and restores its natural shine. What you didn't know is that lemon also deeply cleanses your scalp and promotes the growth of your mane.
To strengthen and lighten the spots on your nails
When the paint begins to peel and the nails weaken, that's when the lemon comes to the rescue. One of my favorite habits is to combine olive oil with lemon juice to strengthen and, incidentally, eliminate stains produced by nail polishes.
Now did I convince you? As a good beauty fanatic, I include lemon in any of my cosmetics. Another great advantage is that the citrus aroma will help you get in a good mood even if you've had a terrible day. Try them out!
Fresh Sugar Lemon Sugarbath Cubes, $ 38
Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, $ 6
L'Occitane Bonne Mere Lemon Shower Gel, $ 14
Lush Sexy Peel Soap, $ 6.50
Shea Moisture Lemongrass & Ginger Scrub, $ 10