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The Power of Lemon!

Beauty is a complicated beast. Our skin and hair is always attempting to adjust to the weather, but doesn't always quite get it right. So we have to take the wheel and help the process along. Here's the problem, some solutions that work in the Summer, don't usually work during the Winter. This is why the female species has a tendency to collect vast amounts of seasonal beauty products. With these helpful Lemon Hacks, you have 5 new solutions to save some money and space when it comes to your beauty collection.

No need to buy anymore spray bottles of fancy mineral water! Use this lemon mist to refresh dull and tired skin without the burden of spending your hard earned dollars on those expensive brands you love so much.

Directions: Combine all of your ingredients in a small dish before transferring to a small misting bottle. Use every morning and night and watch your skin become more clear & hydrated without the use of any harsh chemicals. TIP! Add more lemon juice to reduce shine throughout the day if your skin is on the oily side.

What you'll need:

  • 1 cup - coconut water
  • 5 drops - lemon juice
  • 2 drops - tea tree oil (great for dry skin)
  • travel sized misting bottle

Craving a little change in your look without a full blown makeover? Grab a couple of lemons to gradually lighten your hair throughout the Spring and Summer months to get some natural beach highlights. This is also a great way to solve issues with dry scalp & dandruff.

Directions: All you have to do is rinse your hair with fresh lemon juice after you wash & condition your hair. Add a dose of sunlight, and nature will do the rest. Repeat this process until you've achieved your desired look.

What you'll need:

  • 2 cups - fresh lemon juice (adjust according to hair texture & length)
  • SUN!
  • patience

We've all done it before. You were in a hurry to achieve that Summer glow, so you faked it with a drug store tan-in-a-can. Getting that perfect application is not an easy task, so here's an awesome way to correct those pesky tan-streaks.

Directions: The process is pretty easy. Mix together both of your dry ingredients in a small dish or bowl. Cut each of your lemons in half and dip the exposed edge into your baking soda/sugar mix. Scrub gently in a circular motion over your tan to blend over those streaks.

What you'll need:

  • 2 lemons (or more)
  • baking soda
  • sugar

Here's another way to save some extra cash in your beauty regimen! Exfoliating weekly is a quick & easy way to remove dull, dead skin from your face and body. Some products can be too harsh on sensitive skin types, so try out this recipe to organically brighten your complexion.

Directions: To finish off your week with a bit of pampering, give yourself an at-home facial. Start with a gentle face wash to remove any excess dirt and makeup from the day. Now it's time to exfoliate. Mix together all your ingredients in a small container until you've created a "paste-like" consistency. If you find that the mixture is crumbling off your face as you scrub, add a bit more lemon juice to moisten the consistency. Gently scrub your entire face, avoiding the eye area for no more than 1-minute. Rinse and pat your face dry before continuing on with your usual beauty regimen. TIP! Make sure you include a hydrating moisturizer in your routine to replenish your skin to promote faster skin recovery.

What you'll need:

  • 1 tbsp - organic coconut oil
  • fresh lemon juice
  • raw sugar

Lavender baths are great, but sometimes you need a little pick-me-up to energize your week before you have a chance to relax and decompress.

Directions: Thinly slice a couple of lemons before you draw your bath. Sprinkle and stir the Epsom salt into the tub and toss in your lemon slices. Wait 2-minutes to allow the salt to dissolve before hopping in. Then lay back and let the bath do all the work as it draws out the impurities from your skin and body.

What you'll need:

  • 2-3 lemons, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup - Epsom salt

Professional products are great, they feature ingredients that promote healthy skin in ways we don't even realize. But sometimes a girl just needs a quick, targeted solution for everyday problems. Every skin type is different, so have fun, and play around with the recipes to find the best Try out these easy lemon hacks at home and let us know how they worked!
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