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Never Throw Lemon Peels Away, Here Are The Benefits.

We all are well aware of the numerous health benefits and usage of lemon, which makes a key ingredient in our kitchen and refrigerator. That refreshing glass of lemonade, and a plate of freshly cut salad are all but incomplete without a tinge of lemon. It is a taste enhancer with high nutritional value.

If you are among those who discard lemon peels after squeezing out the juice, brace yourself for some shocking news. You have been depriving yourself of the benefits of lemon peels all your life. Yes! Lemon peels are more nutritionally dense than lemons. They are high in vitamin C, pectin, calcium, potassium, fiber, AHAs, and flavonoids like d-limonene.


Why Should you not throw the peels away?

1. Improves Bone Health

Lemon helps form strong muscles and bones


Lemon peels can help in improving bone health as it contains a high amount of Vitamin C and Calcium, which assist in maintaining and improving bone health. With regular use, it can also help in preventing bone diseases such as osteoporosis, inflammatory polyarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.


2. Treats Oxidative Stress

Oxidative Stress


Lemon peels are effective in reducing oxidative stress (the imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in the body). Lemon peels have a high amount of citrus bioflavonoids, which is a very powerful agent for reducing Oxidative stress from the body.


3. Eradicates Toxins from the body

lemon water detox


The toxic elements present in the body can not only make the individual weak from the inside but can also increase the addiction or craving for hard drinks and other harmful foods. Because of their citrus bioflavonoids elements, lemon peels can be helpful in eradicating toxic elements present in the body naturally.


Uses Of Lemon Peels

Lemon peel can be incorporated into your skin and hair care regimen. It can also be used to keep your house sparkling clean and fresh.

1. Uses Of Lemon Peels For Skin And Hair Care

1. Skin Brightening Body Scrub

What You Need


A handful of lemon peels

1/2 cup sugar

Olive oil

Process


Grind the lemon peels into a paste.

Mix the sugar with the lemon peel pastes

Add olive oil according to your skin type. Dry skin needs more hydration, hence more olive oil.

Massage on wet skin in gentle circular motions to exfoliate the dead skin cells.

Rinse it off with water.

Use this scrub no more than once a week as it could lead to excess exfoliation and dryness.

2. Scrub To Soften Dry Elbows

What You Need


A handful of lemon peels

1/2 cup sugar OR baking powder

Process


Dunk the lemon peels in baking soda or sugar

Scrub your elbows or any rough areas of the body.

3. Lemon Peel Exfoliating Face Mask

Lemon peel exfoliating face mask in a bowl Save

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What You Need


Lemon peel powder

2 tablespoons rice flour

Milk

Process


Mix the rice flour, a pinch of lemon peel powder, and cold milk until you get a thick paste.

Spread the paste evenly on wet skin.

Wash your face before the mask dries completely so it does not strip away your skin’s natural oils and moisture.

4. Lemon Peel Spot Treatment

Lemon peel contains alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) that exfoliate your skin.


What You Need


Fresh lemon peels

Water

Process


Grind the lemon peels and mix them in water to make a thick paste.

Apply the paste on age spots or areas of pigmentation and leave it on for an hour.

Wash it off with water.

Caution: Avoid sunlight during and right after this treatment as lemon peel makes your skin photosensitive.

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