When Life Gives You Lemons: 3 Ways Lemons Can Improve Your Skin And Nails

You spent a relaxing weekend at the spa. Your skin and nails look and feel so much better. By adding one simple product to your daily beauty routine, you can make sure they continue to look and feel their best. Here's how to add the benefits of lemon to your skin and nails. 

Nail Strengthener

If you have weak or brittle nails, you don't need to spend money on expensive commercial products. Instead, make your own low-cost nail strengthener using lemon juice.  Lemon juice will help your nails grow longer and healthier.

Supplies You'll Need

  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Small bowl
  • Cotton swabs


  1. Place 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a small bowl.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to the oil and mix the solution well.
  3. Dip a clean cotton swab into the lemon juice mixture and rub it directly on to your nails.
  4. Be sure to apply some of the solution to the cuticle bed as well.
  5. Allow the solution to air dry.
  6. Repeat once a day for strong, healthy nails.

Blackhead Eraser

If you have a problem with unsightly blackheads, you don't have to hide your face. All you have to do is reach for the lemon juice. A daily scrubbing with lemon juice will remove the blackheads and dry up excess oils that you might have on your skin.

Simply cut a lemon in half and rub it all over your face. Be careful to avoid your eyes. Allow the lemon juice to soak into your skin for about 5-10 minutes and then rinse with clear water. Pat your skin dry with a soft cloth. Apply a generous amount of moisturizer each morning to keep your skin soft and clear.  

Age Spot Remover

If you have age-spots, you're probably wishing they'd go away. With a little bit of lemon juice, they will. The citric acid in lemon juice will lighten the spots until they're no longer noticeable. Apply a small amount of lemon juice to your age spots and leave it on overnight. Wash your face as usual in the morning. You'll begin to notice your age-spots getting less noticeable after each treatment. To keep them away, simply continue applying a small amount of lemon juice each night. The age spots will stay away.

Enjoy the spa experience right in your own home. The tips provided above will help your skin and nails retain their healthy feel and appearance. For further assistance, contact local professionals, such as those from Luxor Nails And Spa.