When toxins build up in the body, the skin often is the first thing to start showing the buildup of those toxins. Unfortunately, we encounter toxins every in the environment and many of the products we use. More than likely, you use a lot of skincare products that have many chemicals in them as well, which can end up doing more harm than good for your skin.
If you start eliminating some of those toxins, you’ll enjoy more beautiful, healthier skin. One excellent method for detoxing your body and improving your skin is the morning lemon detox, a detox plan that you can follow for 3 weeks. You may even find that you enjoy it so much that you keep doing it a couple of times a week after the first couple of weeks.
The Health Benefits of Lemon
Why use lemon to help detox your body and give you glowing skin? Well, lemon offers many excellent health benefits. Adding lemon to your body regularly can have some good results. Here are a few of the health benefits lemons have to offer.
① Keep the Body Alkalized
One of the health benefits of lemon is that it helps to keep the body alkalized. The body works best when it is alkaline, and while lemons are acidic, they have an alkaline-forming effect on the fluids of the body, helping your body get back to its natural pH.
② High in Vitamin C
Lemons are also very high in vitamin C, as well as flavonoids. Vitamin C helps to keep away colds and the flu. Even better, the vitamin C helps to eliminate free radicals within your body, which are linked to diseases and aging. By eliminating free radicals, they help to reduce the signs of aging on the skin.
③ Cleanses Toxins and Excess Waste
Another benefit of lemon is that it helps cleanse toxins and excess waste from the body since it helps get your bowels moving. Just a bit of lemon juice with water in the morning can keep bowels moving normally to eliminate those toxins and any excess waste that may be in your colon.
④ Stimulates the Liver
You’ll also find that lemons help to stimulate the liver, helping to dissolve various poisons. The liver works to eliminate toxins, but even the liver needs to be detoxified from time to time, and lemon juice can help.
⑤ Antibacterial Properties
Lemon juice has antibacterial properties as well, helping to eliminate different types of bacteria. This helps to prevent diseases and fights of bacteria that may cause skin blemishes.
⑥ Stronger Blood Vessels
Bioflavinoids found in lemons help to strengthen your blood vessels. Ruptured blood vessels in the skin make it difficult for skin to get the nutrients needed, so strengthening those blood vessels helps to benefit your skin too.
⑦ Keep Off the Pounds
Lemon water cleanses the liver and breaks down fatty cells, thus making us lose weight in the process. We will also be less bloated, and the body will not store excess fluids while increasing our metabolic rate in the process.
Here’s what you do: Right when you wake up, before you eat anything – drink a big glass of warm water with a squeeze of lemon. The health reasons were mentioned above, but I’m most excited about the change of perspective that this routine offers.
Creating Your Lemon Detox Drink
- 1/2 lemon
- 2-4 cups of warm water
- straw for sipping the lemon
- Each morning, take about 2-3 cups of warm water and squeeze in the juice from half of a lemon.
- drink this first thing in the morning, before breakfast, then eat as normal. Though, you may find that by starting your day with this healthy intention, it really changes the way you think about what kind of foods you want to eat the rest of the day!
- If your mornings are rushed, just drink your lemon water as you get dressed.
- do this every single morning for 21 days, then report back and tell us what changes you’ve noticed!
Note: To protect your teeth, drink acidic beverages through a straw.
After you finish the first couple weeks of using this lemon detox drink, you are going to notice a big difference in your skin and the rest of your body. Skin will be clearer; you’ll see that eye circles begin to disappear, and skin will start to glow as well. You will probably notice more energy and you’ll find it easier to control your weight too.
Are you ready to try it? Watch the video below: