It is truly said that good things come in small packages! Limes are found in abundance in India and are filled with Vitamin C. The green colored, citrus fruit contains citric acid, flavonoids and antioxidants that help neutralize the actions of free radicals in the body and increase immunity. Moreover, they also make an excellent home remedy to fight many skin problems.
Skin Benefits of Lime
Lime benefits for skin are various. A variety of face packs can be made using lime to promote healthy skin. Find out more.
1. Lightens Dark Spots:
Thanks to its bleaching properties, lime juice when applied on dark spots with a cotton swab and left for 30 minutes can help lighten dark spots. Ensure you do not expose your skin to sunlight after this remedy as lime can make the skin extra sensitive.
2. Anti – Pimple Face Pack:
Acne eruptions on oily skin can be kept at bay by regularly applying a pack of lime juice and honey. Lime juice is acidic and honey contains anti-bacterial properties and a combination of both will help control the outburst of oil on the skin. For good results, it is advisable to use this remedy once a week. If the pimple leaves a scar behind, simply massage some fresh lime juice on to it to lighten the skin.
3. Tan Removal:
If too much sun exposure has left your skin tanned, then lime juice comes to your rescue.
- Make a pack of gram flour, yoghurt and some lime juice.
- Apply it evenly on the skin and allow it to dry.
- Wash your skin with water and pat dry.
Repeat this remedy once every week for best results. Alternatively, if time is short, consider mixing lime juice with milk and apply it on the face.
4. Glowing Complexion:
Start your day with a glass of lukewarm water with some honey and freshly squeezed lime juice in it. The refreshing drink will ensure an inner glow in your skin.
5. Skin Toner:
A mixture of lime juice and rose water is an excellent skin toner. Simply massage the skin gently with the mixture.
6. Wrinkles and Black Under-Eyes:
Make a mixture of lime juice with olive oil and almond oil.
Gently massage the face with the mixture to get rid of wrinkles and dark circles under the eyes.
A head massage with the same mixture helps in treating most scalp infections.
Hair Benefits of Lime
Lime juice has many healing properties and when used as a combination with other products, it can really help improve the quality and texture of your hair. Lime benefits for hair are as follows:
If you are tired of using anti-dandruff shampoos, it’s time to switch to a simple and cost-effective home remedies to curb dandruff. Add some lime juice in water and use it as a final rinse when you wash the hair. The acid in lime juice will help get rid of dandruff. For more aggressive dandruff, cut lime into pieces and boil them with dill seeds. Crush when cooled down and massage into the scalp. Wash off after 30 minutes.
10. Hair Conditioner:
Lime juice also proves to be an efficient hair conditioner and removes excess oils that are secreted by the scalp.
11. Hair Loss:
A mixture of gooseberry oil, coconut oil and lime juice can help reduce hair fall and strengthen the hair roots. Simply massage the mixture on the scalp and leave it overnight. Regular application of the mixture is sure to improve hair growth over time.
Health Benefits of Lime
12. Kidney Stones:
Lime contains more citric acid than grapefruit or oranges and citric acid is considered as a natural inhibitor of kidney stones and a mixture of lime juice with water can help prevent formation of kidney stones.
13. Weight Loss:
Citric acid also helps burn fat in the body, lose weight and maintain fitness.
14. Heart Health:
Due to its herperidin properties, lime helps in lowering cholesterol and blood pressure.
15. Digestive System:
It helps preventing blood cancer, abdomen issues, digestive problems and colon related problems.
Other lime benefits include stimulation of liver, healthy maintenance of heart due to its magnesium content, prevention of rickets and potassium content that helps fight anxiety and depression. Limes are rich in folate and calcium which are excellent for women during menopause.
How to Make Lime Juice
Due to its nutritional value, lime is considered highly versatile and beneficial for overall health of the skin, hair and body. Including this wonder fruit in your daily beauty regime and diet is sure to give excellent results.
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