The lemon tree is originally from China and the foothills of the Himalayas; from there it spread throughout Asia, particularly India, and then westward. It was cultivated in the days of the Romans, who called its fruit "yellow apples." The lemon's travels continued in the early Middle Ages aboard Arab vessels, and it was introduced into Europe around the end of the 12th century. It has long been highly regarded as a cosmetic, thanks to its delicate scent and high vitamin C and acid content, and is still widely used to soften and tone the skin and to lighten the complexion.
Jacline has coaxed some secrets out of Paul Nienast who rejuvenates the stars with his cream and lemon preparations before is dead in 2012. Paul Nienast owned a well-known beauty institute at 2603 Oaklawn Avenue in a chic Dallas neighbourhood where he used only natural products. He offers us natural few recipes always in season:
To reduce or get rid of wrinkles, here is Paul Nienast's technique, which should be used morning and night for several weeks.
- take 2 slices of lemon and place them in a wooden bowl (very important, since the lemon must not come in contact with plastic, much less metal) - if your skin is very oily, use 4 slices of lemon - if your skin is very dry, use only 1 slice of lemon and double the quantity of cream-milk (below)
- barely cover with "half and half," i.e., half cream, half milk, that has been warmed in a saucepan;
- cover and let rest 3 hours;
- take this solution and, with your fingers, massage your face for several minutes using circular motions;
- let dry; remove using a moist facecloth onto which you've poured a drop or two of olive oil
- squeeze the juice of 3-4 lemons and the juice of a lime into a wooden bowl; add a few drops of hot water;
- moisten a cloth and apply to the discoloured area; let work for 30 minutes;
- repeat the operation daily as needed until the skin tone becomes more even.
rinse your hair with a little lemon juice after shampooing to give it brilliance
To reduce oily skin and get rid of blackheads, gently blot the areas of your face that tend to shine with a cotton ball soaked in lemon juices and pass it over the affected areas. The lemon also helps tighten pores.
To learn more about the lemon, consult Gourmetpedia
N.B. MSCOMM has gathered this information from preventative and natural medicine and from the popular traditions of various countries for your information and enjoyment, but MSComm declines all responsibility as to its use and does not intend that it be used as a substitute for conventional medicine.
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