This cheerful golden yellow fizzy drink we associate with summer and holidays. But in general, this lemonade is not the kind of sweet pop, which is on the shelves of supermarkets. Natural lemonade made from fresh lemons.

Lemonade quenches thirst in the heat, and drank before our era. It was not a carbonated soft drink with a pleasant taste. For the first time in writing lemonade was mentioned 600 years BC.

But the real heyday of lemonade history began in France in the XVII century.
Lemonade then often prepared from the mineral water, which is brought from springs, lemons and sugar is sometimes added. Soon lemonade became a drink of the aristocracy.

From France lemonade quickly migrated to Italy, where lemons grow in abundance. In Russia, lemonade appeared in the XVIII century, when it brought from Europe Peter I. And immediately the king liked approximate and just rich people. And what we have now, it is the invention of the XX century with its carbonation and bottling technology.

 But we'll take care of health and beauty with natural ingredients.

- It is known that lemon removes toxins and dissolves fat.
- Natural lemonade helps to get rid of kidney stones. Juice of 1 lemon dissolves in water, add 1 tbsp. spoon of honey, pour 1 liter of boiled water, stirred and drunk during the day. This drink invigorates due to the content of vitamins and minerals, makes the skin glow from within.
- In the summer it helps to transfer heat.

- The same drink in the evening, you can wipe the skin, neck, chest and keep the liquid for 10-15 minutes. Beverage may be impregnated gauze and put on the skin. Then wash with boiled water.

   And even in the evening, after work you can do useful mask of lemon . Some of them:

- For dry skin
Mix 1 tbsp. spoon yogurt with 1 tbsp. dollop of sour cream and ½ teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply to the skin for 10 minutes. Wash off with warm decoction of parsley or warm water, apply a nourishing cream.

- For normal skin
Grate 1 cucumber, add 1 tbsp. spoon on a coffee grinder milled oat flakes and ¼ teaspoon of lemon juice, mix, apply on the skin for 10 minutes, rinse with boiled water at room temperature and apply a moisturizer.

- For oily skin
Mix ½ teaspoon lemon juice, 1 tbsp. a spoonful of flour and 1 egg white. Apply on face for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water, wash with cool.

- For all skin types
1 tbsp. a spoonful of lemon juice mixed with 1 tbsp. spoon of honey. Apply the mask on the face with a brush for 15 minutes. Rinse with boiled water at room temperature.

- Nourishing Mask
Mix 1 teaspoon of cottage cheese, ½ egg yolk, one finely grated carrots and ¼ teaspoon of lemon juice, mix, apply on face for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm, then cool water.

- For the tired aging skin
1 teaspoon lemon juice mixed with 1 egg yolk and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Apply for 10 minutes, rinse swab dipped in broth parsley or warm water. Lubricate the skin nourishing cream.

- Face Lotion
Mix ½ cup heavy cream, 1 egg yolk and 1st. spoon of olive oil, mix well and add 2 tbsp. tablespoons vodka, 2 tablespoons. spoons of lemon juice, mix everything again. Eat like a regular lotion. Keep refrigerated.

If you rub lemon juice on a daily basis in the nails, they become hard and shiny.

For glitz and splendor of the hair after each wash to rinse the hair with water, lemon juice podkislёnnoy. 1 tbsp. spoon on 1 liter of boiled water.

And most importantly, do not forget to use the lemons into a drink and a juice, diluted with water, if you do it consistently, then the result will surprise and tone and taut skin.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva