Lemon is a host of multiple beauty benefits. Its use is not only limited to cookies and cocktails rather the cirrus power can be tapped greatly for delivering various advantages for your skin. Lemon is packed with antioxidants and a number of vitamins, which allow it to serve as a king ruling the DIY beauty kingdom. Here are some of the major beauty benefits of lemon:

Elbow and Knee Bleacher

Those dirty, black marks on your elbow and knees might be remnants of your childhood plays but they really add an overall untidy look. Lemon is a natural bleach to the rescue though. You can simply dap lemon juice on your darkened areas with a cotton ball or you may rub a used lemon half on your elbow and knees to get rid of unnecessary marks. DaBlot Beauty owner, Patrice Coleman advises, “If your elbows and knees appear dark, simply rub them with half of a lemon. It’s like magic!”

Skin Brightening

Acne marks and scars can be a horrible reminder of the times when you had acne. These are former shadows of acne that once reigned your face but since you have succeeded in bringing the acne empire down, you should work to remove any trace of it too.

Grab a lemon and squeeze a few drops. Mix these with a few drops of coconut water. The duo will work to lighten the marks. Lemon juice has bleaching and brightening properties that will erase the marks. Coconut, on its end, works to hydrate the skin.

Keep the mixture away from any cuts or wounds, as it can sting really bad. The lightening property of lemon can also help to get rid of freckles.

Anti-dandruff Treatment

Not only does lemon work wonders on the skin but it also bears great blessings for the hair. One such blessing is the treatment of dandruff. Excess oil secretion and imbalanced pH levels of the scalp majorly contribute to dandruff. Lemon juice works to fix these two problems. Along with this, the antibacterial and antifungal properties of the natural ingredient combat scalp infections too.

All you need to do is to mix lemon juice from two lemons in a cup of water. In the aftermath of your shower, rinse your hair with this solution. Wait for five minutes before cleaning your hair with plain water. Use this lemon home remedy once or twice in a week.

Lip Exfoliation

Exfoliating your lips is the key to soft lips but it is always better to stick with the DIY regimen that is free from any harmful chemicals. Simply put a little of the lemon juice on your lips before bed and have a sound sleep. It helps to remove the dead and dry skin cells. There is a little precaution you need to embrace here though and it is explained by dermatologist Gary Goldfaden, M.D., “Obviously, if you already have severely chapped lips that have any cuts, do not try this.”

Hair Color Lightening

Lemon arms you with a natural method to achieve the perfect highlights. Combine the juice with your hair conditioner and comb it thoroughly. Step in the in sun and let your hair have a sunbath. Finally, wash out for a sun-kissed color but don’t expect instant results. The color only appears after you have used this method for a few weeks. Your hair will standout as lighter than before.

Nail Strengthening

A good way to help your dry and brittle nails gain some strength and become strong is to resort to lemon. Just mix lemon juice with any cooking oil, say olive oil, and soak your nails in the solution. This lemon home remedy can help to fix yellowed nails too.