I have long searched for a cure for my acne vulgaris and its large pimples popping out of nowhere; a testament of metabolic dysfunction rather than a lack of basic hygiene. I tried treatments that ran the gamut from multivitamins to food supplements and other various products. I’ve even tried banning dairy, sugar and other acne inducing foods from my diet, all to no avail. Been there, done that, as they say, that is until the day I heard about the many health and skin benefits of lemons. Bursting with vitamins and minerals, lemons have alkalinizing and antioxidant properties. This means they help eliminate toxins in the body by assisting the liver and bladder in their functions and boosting your immune system. The beauty of it is, lemons aren’t just a boon to your general health, they are also a powerful ally to your skin. Here are two ways to take full advantage of their benefits:
- When applied directly to skin one or twice a week, lemons have an exfoliating effect which consequently greatly reduces hyperpigmentation, and acne scars, giving your skin a healthy glow.
- When drunk freshly squeezed with warm water in the morning, lemon juice’s alkalinizing and antioxidant properties help restore the blood’s pH levels. Its high vitamin C content helps fight acne and the appearance of wrinkles from the inside out.
Still doubting the power of lemons? Still cringing at their taste? Trust me when I tell you that to try it is to adopt it. You’ll see and feel the benefits quickly, and over time, you’ll be craving for your morning lemon water! In cosmetics, the use of lemon as an astringent and brightener has yielded undeniable, proven results in the treatment of dull, greasy and dry skin. You’ll find lemon in some Dectro International’s products:
Action de Gala
The Deep-Cleansing Gel Limpiderm
The Balancing Gel-Mask Libraderm
The Purifying Essential Oil Ô
Germaine de Capuccini
The complete Purexpert line