Water with lemon is not just a drink served in spas or when leaving the spa. Many people have the habit of drinking freshly squeezed lemon juice in the morning to help them wake up, to purify the body, or to fight a cold. But it is also useful for your skin, especially to prevent the premature appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Lemon juice stimulates the production of collagen
The lemon contains Vitamin C, which helps stimulate the production of collagen. In 2007, researchers conducted a study with middle-aged women to determine how beneficial Vitamin C is as an anti-aging remedy. They discovered that women who had a diet rich in Vitamin C, and low in fat, had fewer wrinkles and better skin appearance in general.
Lemon juice fights free radicals
Free radicals can be found almost anywhere, but they are present mostly in places where pollution is high, as in large cities. If we consider the fact that 80% of the signs of aging come from your lifestyle (which includes where you live), it is important to find a way to neutralize the damage of free radicals. One of the best ways to combat them is to eat foods rich in antioxidants. Vitamin C from lemons is a great antioxidant, and even helps to stimulate the production of glutathione, an antioxidant that your body produces naturally.
Lemon juice and its detox function
Having a healthy, radiant and young complexion is achieved by eating healthy ( clean eating ) and helping your body eliminate toxins. The lemon juice cleanses the liver, and is a natural diuretic, which helps your body to eliminate toxins faster so that your skin regenerates and looks more beautiful.
Drinking water with lemon every day is beneficial for your skin. Our best way to enjoy it? Squeeze half a lemon in a glass of hot water, add a spoonful of maple syrup to give it a sweeter flavor, and incorporate a hint of some healing spice, like cinnamon.
If you’re not a fan of lemon water, you can also incorporate citrus into your diet: grate a bit of your shell into the homemade vinaigrette for your salads, squeeze a slice of lemon in the salmon or soup, or add a little of lemon juice in a smoothie.