12 Little Known Lemon Beauty Benefits (We Love #4!)

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4. Stops Acne and Heals Scars

Lemons are high in a natural astringent called l-ascorbic acid, which helps to kill the bacteria that cause acne. The vitamin C in lemons encourages the growth of new skin cells, which can minimize the appearance of acne scars. To get this benefit, simply rub a slice of lemon over your acne or acne prone areas on your face and on acne scars as well. Allow the lemon juice to do its work for 5 or 10 minutes, and then rinse with cold water. Repeat this twice each day for best results.


5. Heals Cracked Heels

Don’t walk around with heels that look like they just came out of Jurassic park, use some lemon juice to help heal them. Add ½ cup of pure lemon juice to a medium sized pot filled with about ½ a gallon of very warm water. Soak your feet in this solution for 10 minutes, then scrub your tootsies (don’t forget the heel) with a foot brush to remove dead skin cells. Rinse with clear water and apply a good quality moisturizer.

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