What a Lemon! 12 Uses for Lemons

When life gives you lemons, why not whiten your nails? We've got 13 genius uses for this inexpensive citrus fruit.
1. Whiten Nails: Cut a lemon in half and rub on your nails for about seven minutes. The acidity will help remove any yellow tint.
2. Soften skin. Combine lemon zest with sugar and soak the mixture with olive oil for 30 minutes for a homemade body scrub. Give a little extra TLC to dry patches on the elbows, ankles and knees.
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3. Add sunny highlights. Want to lighten your tresses a notch or two? Mix lemon juice with your favorite conditioner and apply to damp locks before heading out to catch some rays.
4. Fix a streaky tan. To lighten a botched self-tanning job, rub a halved lemon over the area.
5. Zap Zits. Try lemon juice on blackheads at night to clear up skin Gargle with lemon juice and water to kill odor-causing bacteria, or suck on the lemon wedge served with your water.
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