Your body and skin need to be hydrated from the inside as well as the outside. You need to drink enough water to hydrate the deeper layers of your skin.
Add a slice of lemon, cucumber or mint leaves to your water for extra taste. You can also drink water in the form of herbal teas such as green tea, peppermint tea, chamomile tea - these are all supportive of your digestive system.
Starting your day with half a lemon squeezed into a glass of warm water about 20 minutes before breakfast will kick start your day & your body.
Although lemons are a citrus fruit, inside the body they are alkaline. To function properly, your blood requires healthy acid versus alkaline, or pH, levels. It is important for body tissue to be alkaline rather than acidic, with exceptions being the stomach - that prefers to be acidic (this is while a healthy stomach lining is important so this acid doesn’t burn through your organs!).
Lemons are high in potassium, which is good for heart health, as well as brain and nerve function. Lemons have a high concentration of vitamin C promotes immune system strength, increasing your body’s ability to fight off illness and disease. It also acts as a gentle, natural diuretic - helping to flush out unwanted toxins.
Because of the Vitamin C, diuretic and anti-oxidant properties, it will help to give you clear & bright skin. Adding lemon to water also helps you to stay hydrated for longer. There are lots of other benefits such as aiding in weight loss, freshening breath etc. It gives you an energy boost, and can also help to cut out caffeine.