Ingredient of the Week: Lemon
Rich in alpha hydroxy acids, vitamin c, and citric acid, products containing lemon will help balance and brighten skin tone when used over time. Since this fruit contains natural AHAs, it helps to exfoliate the skin by removing dead skin cells, giving it anti-aging benefits as well. You may read more about exfoliation in our blog post HERE.
In addition, Vitamin C is a great antioxidant and helps to fight free radicals while also boosting collagen production. Lemon will help lighten spots of hyper-pigmentation and can help reduce breakouts because of its natural antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and astringent properties.
Lemon is also great for general health when ingested. Drinking a glass of lemon water will help to detoxify the liver and help to replenish the body’s mineral supply. Lemon juice is a natural alkalizing agent and helps the body to maintain a steady pH balance. Remember, when your body is healthy and detoxified on the inside, it will reflect on the outside resulting bright, healthy skin.