6. Relax and increase concentration
The gentle scent of a lemon has been scientifically proven to have a calming effect. The lemon’s essential oil has the ability to increase your level of concentration and alertness while working or studying, just by enjoying the fresh scent it emits.
7. Exfoliate and renew your skin
The vitamin C in lemons has a beneficial effect on your skin as well as your body. Many skin care products are high in vitamin C because it stimulates cell renewal by gently exfoliating your skin. By using a slice of lemon as a facial scrub, you will remove stubborn dirt and dead skin from your face and reveal the fresh, clean and healthy layer underneath.
8. Take better care of your liver
Herbalists and naturopaths claim that the sourness of lemons signals the body to activate the liver and kidneys, and that the antioxidants in the lemon help enhance kidney and liver function. This enables them to better detoxify themselves and the rest of the body. As previously mentioned, lemons are also a mild diuretic, so they encourage your body to release stored, unused water along with the accumulated waste products flushed out by your liver.
9. Lower your blood pressure
The pectin in lemons can help lower cholesterol that causes high blood pressure. Flavonoids, as well as vitamin P, also serve to strengthen the blood vessels themselves and lower the risk of them being damaged by high blood pressure.
10. Keep a dandruff-free head
A simple way to treat dandruff by yourselves is to make a hair mask using lemon juice and other natural ingredients like coconut oil. Use this mask to moisturize your dry scalp, but don’t use it for too long or too often as lemon juice can also lighten your hair color.