Besides drinking lemon water as a natural detox, did you know it is insanely good for your skin and hair?
This knowledge has been around for so long and there have been endless articles written about the benefits of Lemons.
It has taken 48 years for me to actually try some of these natural alternatives and I am happy to say, after 8 weeks of drinking 2 litres a day of lemon water, there have been obvious improvements.
Working in the cosmetic industry I get to see many different skin types and speak to patients about different alternatives they use. I was surprised how many incorporate lemon into their daily health routine.
Lemons are full of antioxidants. Drinking lemon water can actually remove damaging free radicals from your body. Packed full of Vitamin C (88%) it also helps repair damaged skin cells and assist in minimising fine lines, blemishes and wrinkles.
For those of you who use a Vitamin C serum in your daily skincare regime, you will know it plays an integral part in rejuvenating the facial skin internally.
Others have said drinking this liquid gold over a prolonged period of time has also helped with acne and skin infections.
In regards to hair - I have a full set of strong curls and no dry scalp, so I am very lucky. However others have confirmed a noticeable difference with the strength of their hair (strengthens the follicles) removal of dry scalp and dandruff and for the people with oily hair - it works by decreasing the secretion of sebaceous glands in your scalp, which stops the hair follicles from getting blocked.
Last and certainly not least - for me - I am 99% sure it is helping with some weight loss - especially around my stomach. It seems to work a little like an appetite suppressant. That alone makes me want to drink bucket loads.
Oh and very important - because Lemon juice is one of the most acidic fruit juices of all - with a pH of 2 to 2.6, it can erode tooth enamel. Drinking the lemon water through a straw will bring any acidic liquid toward the back of your mouth away from your teeth. (note to self - use metal straws - no plastic)
Can't believe it has taken me this long to understand how highly beneficial this piece of fruit is.