Lemon is used quite a lot in commercial beauty and home products and is also one of the great ingredients for optimum health. You might have already used lemon infused products but why invest in products that contain small amount of lemon and more of toxic unwanted ingredients when you can use the pure ingredient? Lemon water is one of the easiest things to make and use, below are the benefits, recipe and uses for lemon water-
BENEFITS OF LEMON WATER FOR HEALTH AND BEAUTY :
- Lemon water balances skin and scalp pH and keeps it healthy and free of infections and other problems.
- Helps inhibit unwanted microbes and facilitates growth of natural microbiota of skin and scalp.
- Helps unclog and tighten pores.
- Helps fight dandruff and boost hair growth.
- Adds shine to hair, makes it manageable and reduces frizz.
- Helps balance intestinal pH, detoxes, boosts metabolism and speeds up digestion.
- Helps keep skin clear inside out.
- Has great skin brightening and anti-pigmentation properties.
- Works as a great cleanser.
LEMON WATER REMEDIES :
DETOX WATER – Drink lemon water first thing in the morning on empty stomach. You can add in some honey if you like. This helps boost digestion, detox and helps in weight loss. READ MORE – Skinny lemonade for weight loss
CLEAR SKIN – Lemon water contains antioxidants that reduces blemishes for a clear skin. If you have a scars or age spots then apply lemon water so that it reduces their appearance. Lemon water detoxifies your blood and helps to maintain skin’s radiance. Replace plain water with lemon water in homemade beauty concoctions like hair mask, face mask etc.
HAIR SHINE – Use lemon water as a last hair rinse to help keep dandruff at bay, add shine and make hair manageable. To use lemon water as hair rinse, wash your hair as usual and pour it on the scalp and entire hair. Massage scalp and hair for a minute or two and tie a bun. Keep it for 3-4 minutes and then wash it off using plain water.
HOME USES – Add few teaspoons of castile soap to lemon water and use it as a surface cleaner for glass windows, ceramic surfaces, kitchen etc.
How to make lemon water ?
Drink lemon water first thing in the morning. Fill your glass with 8 oz of warm filtered water, squeeze in your fresh lemon juice from half a lemon, stir and drink. Feel free to mix in a little honey, if you’d like.
Lemon water is one of the best remedies to eliminate belly fat. It helps to detox the liver, increase weight loss, may boost metabolism and also has many other health benefits. Raw honey is also another excellent weight loss food that helps with belly fat loss. READ MORE – Turmeric lemonade for weight loss and clear skin.