I hope all fans of homemade beauty products are enjoying this saga of products made from items found in the kitchen.

Well, now talk about a somewhat complicated item: the lemon. Despite it being very effective, if you are not careful when washing the products out and walk out when it’s sunny, you could get phytophotodermatitis, also known as margarita burns – which can be blisters, welts, burns and a lot of pain. So BE CAREFUL, please.

  • Hair cleanse to make your hair lighter

If you have light-colored hair – whether natural or achieved by highlights – this mixture will help you achieve a lighter hair color. You will need one lemon and 1 liter of water, and either a bucket or a spray bottle. Squeeze the lemon and mix the lemon juice with the water. Add the mixture into either the bucket or the spray bottle. With the spray bottle, you will spray it onto your hair 10 minutes before your shower. With the bucket, you can rinse your hair with it during the shower and leave it in for 10 minutes. Whichever route you choose, wash out with your shampoo of choice.

  • Removal of pigmentation

Blend the juice of one lemon with 2 leaves of parsley. Apply the mixture with a cotton swab to whatever pigmentation you might find in your skin for at least 30 minutes, wash it out with water and no soap, but make sure to remove the whole mixture from your skin. Note that if you feel this mixture is too harsh on your skin, you can add a teaspoon of water to make it a bit gentler.

  • Solution for patches of darker skin

Some people have patches of skin that have a darker tone than the rest of the body – usually in the armpits, knees, and elbows. For this recipe, mix the juice of one lemon with one tablespoon of baking soda. It needs to have a slight cream texture, but more to the liquid side. Massage the mixture into the region. Leave it on for 30 minutes, then wash out carefully trying not to leave any residual product on the skin.

 

Please allow me to iterate how important it is for you to wash out any leftover product on your skin in order to avoid any burns once walking outside.

 

By Bruna Gorresio