Lemons are one of my all time favorite citrus foods that have many health benefits when eating them, but did you know that they are amazing for applying to the outside of you skin as well?
Health Benefits of Lemons
Lemons contain calcium, bioflavonoid, pectin, citric acid and limonene making them great immune system boosters and infection fighters. Lemons also have a high vitamin- C content and loaded with antioxidants making this tiny fruit an amazing power-food that will help with acne, aging and reverse skin damage caused by free radicals, resulting in smoother skin. In addition, lemons have also been considered a digestive aid and liver cleaner, which can help with weight loss. Amazing right? Well, theirs more. While consuming lemons may be beneficial to your health, they are also amazing when applying to your skin. Lemons contain alpha-hydroxy acids, specifically citric acids, which helps exfoliate and detoxify your skin by safely peeling off top layers, gently lightening the darker areas of pigmentation and flush out impurities from your pores and helping to reduce acne symptoms. Love them!
TIP: Add lemons to your water for a great refreshing taste and added health and skin benefits.
Lemons and lemon juice will increases skin’s photosensitivity. Please avoid applying to your skin before going outdoors and test the effects of lemon juice on your skin before applying to your face. You can test on a small area on the inside of your arm. Wait 24hours to see if you have any skin irritation. If after using and irritation or redness occurs, rinse your skin with cool water and discontinue use. If you have a reaction to the juice, do not use it on your sensitive facial skin.
Please check with your dermatologist before incorporating the any type of fruit into your skin care regimen.
Try this amazing lemon toner recipe that will help exfoliate and detoxify your skin.
Skin Deep Lemon Toner:
Ingredients: 1/2 Cup Lemon juice, 1 Cup Water, 2/3 Cup Witch hazel. Add in a glass bottle and spray on clean dry surface. Keep in the refrigerator.