In France, more than 15 million people are estimated to suffer from acne. It is also one of the main reasons for visits to dermatologists. After this, come pigment spots, a real complex for some people. Indeed, problems related to the beauty of the body are common among adolescents as well as adults. Fortunately, there are natural remedies that can relieve these disorders, such as lemon and toothpaste. Discover 5 beauty tips to improve your daily life.
Whether in gastronomy, food products, health remedies or cosmetics, lemon is a fruit used in many fields. In question, its many virtues for health, beauty and well-being. Thus, it is only natural that citrus fruit with multiple virtues is a key ingredient in grandmothers’ remedies for our cocooning sessions.
Combined with toothpaste with its mattifying and exfoliating action, it can help to beautify your body. Indeed, lemon vitamin C is anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and effective in limiting melanin production. It can therefore be used to whiten nails, lighten pigment spots, reduce inflammation due to acne, but also as a lip care product. That is, it is preferable to choose a mint toothpaste, an effective antibacterial ingredient to fight against the proliferation of bacteria that cause blackheads and acne pimples.
1. lip care
The mixture of toothpaste and lemon will allow you to exfoliate your lips and thus get rid of dead skin and lighten and soften your lips.
To prepare this scrub, you will need these ingredients:
Proceed as follows:
1. Mix a tablespoon of toothpaste with 1 tablespoon of sugar.
2. Mix these two foods with a little warm water and a teaspoon of lemon juice to make a paste. If your lips are chapped, avoid including lemon in this recipe.
3. Apply the paste directly to your lips
4. Gently massage the mixture for 2 minutes
5. Finally, rinse off with water
6. Don’t forget to moisturize with a lip balm.
You can use this recipe 2 to 3 times a week.
2. treatment of acne pimples
It is not easy to put an end to this dermatological problem, because its causes are not always known. However, there are natural remedies that can reduce it.
Here is a recipe based on lemon and toothpaste that will soothe your skin:
The ingredients you need are as follows:
One teaspoon of lemon juice
One tablespoon of toothpaste
Mix the toothpaste and lemon juice before applying this paste locally to the pimples using a cotton swab. Leave on for two minutes, then rinse your face with clean water.
3. stain treatment
Some parts of your body are darker than others, such as elbows or knees. In the presence of pigment spots, know that lemon is a powerful ally to lighten the skin, provided it is used in a moderate way to avoid irritation. Here is a natural recipe to reduce them:
For the latter, you need:
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon of toothpaste
First, clean the area of your skin to be treated with warm water. Then apply the mixture of the three ingredients on top. Leave on for 5 minutes before rinsing with plenty of clean water. Repeat the process 2 to 3 times a week.
4. nail cleaning
Some of the beauty products we use attack our nails. The result: the latter become weak, brittle and yellowish. For this trick, you will need:
1 tablespoon of toothpaste based on baking soda
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Mix the toothpaste and lemon juice, then apply the paste to your nails for 5 minutes. Then wash them and don’t forget to moisturize them. You can repeat this treatment twice a week.
The advantage of choosing a toothpaste based on sodium bicarbonate is based on the antifungal properties of this component which, combined with the same properties of citrus fruit, reduce the risk of the development of bacteria or fungi responsible for nail yellowing and fragility.
5. shine the hair
To overcome dull hair, citrus fruit can be very useful. This trick is therefore only based on its use to make your hair shine and give it back its full shine.
Mix the juice of half a lemon in a litre of water, then use this preparation in rinsing water after your usual shampoo.
Use this tip once a week.
It is not advisable to expose yourself to the sun after applying lemon to the skin because of the photosensitizing effect of citrus fruit.