Skincare Superfoods: Lemons!
Now that summer’s come and gone *sigh* we’re getting back on our superfoods game. If, like us, you enjoyed yourself a little too much this summer you may be craving a bit of a detox. We’re here to present you with the very common, very versatile fruit that is going to be your new best friend. Lemons are everywhere. They’re in your favourite baked goods, they’re a staple in your low-cal cocktails and they dominate the cleaning product game. Didn’t think lemons could possibly do more? Keep reading to find out how they work hard to keep your skin glowing too.
Lemons are packed with Vitamin C
Vitamin C helps to neutralize free radicals and helps our bodies make collagen and elastin (this binds skin cells together, giving you firm, younger-looking skin). Vitamin C is also really great for lightening age spots and dark spots.
Lemons are one of the most alkalizing foods out there
While lemons are acidic on their own, inside our bodies they’re alkaline. This means that the citric acid doesn’t create acidity in our bodies once metabolized. When your body’s pH levels are out of whack, dry and irritated skin is just one of the many negative side effects. Starting your day with lemon water can help make your skin brighter and more youthful.
How can you incorporate lemon into your skincare routine? The easiest and our personal favourite is to start your morning with a glass of water with a slice of lemon. This not only helps your skin but boosts digestion and your immune system. It’s also a great way to establish some simple routine in the mornings.
Are you a lemon fan? Do you have a favourite use for the sour fruit? Connect with us on social media to let us know how you put this superfood to work, beauty-related or not!