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Harvesting Lemons for Self-Care

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 00:00  by Emily S.

Lemons aren’t just for lemonade this summer. This vibrant citrus is actually a brilliant, all-purpose fruit. From keeping insects at bay to deodorizing the garbage, lemons serve a variety of unique and useful purposes.

Along with cleaning and refreshing the house, lemons also rejuvenate our skin and improve our mood. They are high in calcium, vitamin C, potassium and magnesium, all of which provide tremendous benefit to overall wellness.

As women, we often become too busy prioritizing our spouse’s, children’s and friends’ needs that we regularly neglect our own. But, caring for your self is an important part of overall wellness. It helps you relax, de-stress and boosts self-esteem. There are numerous ways you can use lemons as part of your self-care regimen; here are four of them:

  • Lemon is a strong antibacterial and antifungal, making it ideal for treating acne and removing blackheads. At night, dab a cotton ball of fresh lemon juice with an equal amount of rose water on to unwanted blemishes. Wash off after 15 minutes.
  • Summer days often trigger an overproduction of oil in the skin, making us look shiny and sweaty. To reduce the appearance of oily skin, before bed, apply straight, fresh lemon juice to your face with a clean makeup brush or cotton swab.
  • The citric acid in lemons will progressively fade blemishes and even out skin tone. For a revitalizing toner, combine 10 drops of lemon juice with one half cup of water. Saturate a cotton ball with mixture and dab over clean skin. Do not rinse. Be sure to avoid excessive sun exposure when using lemon on the skin, as it can cause sun sensitivity.
  • Notably the easiest self-care routine is drinking a glass of warm water with half of a squeezed lemon every morning. A glass of lemon water can lower cholesterol, curb appetite, increase blood flow and detoxifies the liver. In addition, a lemon’s high potassium level reduces depression and fatigue, encouraging good mental health.

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