Beauty and Health Benefits of Lemon Water!

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Lemon water may seem like a simple, tasty liquid that you enjoy in some of your favorite drinks, such as lemonade, but did you know that there are awesome health and beauty benefits that come along with lemon water? Of course you do! You obviously read the title of this article! We have found some of the best health and beauty benefits of lemon water that will change your beauty routine. You are in for a treat with all of these amazing perks that come with using lemon water.

The Benefits of Lemon Water

Health Benefits

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  1. Lemon Water Promotes Hydration– Drinking water with lemon juice in it will aid in promoting hydration by enhancing the water’s flavor. It is recommended that a person has a water intake of 91 to 125 ounces per day in order to stay hydrated. An easy way for this to not feel like a chore is to add some healthy, natural flavoring to it with lemon juice.
  2. Lemon Water Aids in Digestion– Drinking lemon water at the beginning of the day will help aid in digestion for that day. It acts a type of kickstarter to alert your system to get ready for food. Drinking water first thing in the morning can also increase your energy. During the night, you typically do not drink any water, so it makes sense to hydrate first thing in the morning in order to get the engines going.
  3. Lemon Water Acts as a Natural Flush– Lemon water is a great way to clean out the liver and the rest of your body in a natural, non harmful way. Lemon water has proven to be helpful in stimulated stomach acid production and bile production. This leads to a happy liver and lymphatic system.
  4. Lemon Water Can Help Keep You at a Healthy Weight– You read that right! Lemon water can help your metabolism and thus keep your weight healthy. With more calories burning due to an increase in lemon water intake, your body will thank you for keeping your weight in a healthy range. This must be paired with healthy eating and lifestyle of course, just drinking lemon water by itself will not lead to immediate weight loss.
  5. Lemon Water Decreases Chance of Having Kidney Stones– The strong citric acid component of lemon juice can help break down calcifications in the body, including kidney stones. Some doctors even recommend an increase of citric acid to aid in preventing kidney stones.

Beauty Benefits

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  1. Lemon Water Can Help Clear Your Skin– Containing Vitamin C, antioxidants, and acting as a natural flush, lemon water can help remove toxins and lead to clearer skin. The Vitamin C aspect of lemon water has an anti-aging aspect to it that can prevent wrinkles and dry skin. This, in the long run, helps with damage from sunburn and skin overexposure to the sun.
  2. Lemon Water Freshens Breath– Lemon water is a miracle when it comes to your mouth. Not only does it freshen your breath, but it also helps to fight against gingivitis and toothaches. Both you and your dentist will love the results of your lemon water kick.
  3. Lemon Water Can Help Clear Your Skin– Containing Vitamin C, antioxidants, and acting as a natural flush, lemon water can help remove toxins and lead to clearer skin. The Vitamin C aspect of lemon water has an anti-aging aspect to it that can prevent wrinkles and dry skin. This, in the long run, helps with damage from sunburn and skin overexposure to the sun.
  4. Lemon Water Stimulates Hair Growth– Say what? Lemon water is amazing in the way that it can naturally stimulate hair growth. It can also aid in the health of your scalp and follicles, which in turn helps your hair look healthier and shinier. Lemon water is also great for helping with dandruff and other scalp issues. The antioxidants and vitamins found in lemon water work great with aiding your hair by stimulating healthier growth.
  5. Lemon Water Remedies and Lowers Stress Levels– You may be asking, “What does stress have to do with beauty?”, and our answer is “EVERYTHING!”. Stress is a bad thing for your body, contributing to graying hair, increasing wrinkles, and many more beauty issues. Lemon water can help reduce stress with it’s natural Vitamin C agent. This will lead to skin and hair that is healthier and brighter looking due to decreased stress levels.

Ways to Incorporate Lemon Water

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First thing is first, here is the mixture of lemon water you will need to implement it into your day to day life:

  • 8 ounces of warm, filtered water
  • 1/2 of a freshly squeezed lemon (lemon juice will work to)

Now that you have the magic formula for the perfect lemon water mixture, here are some ways that you can easily incorporate it in your daily routine.

  • Drink it every morning. Before you do anything, even drink your cup of coffee, drink lemon water. This will activate your metabolism and help future digestion. It is also shown to increase energy levels that last longer than caffeine. Go figure!
  • Drink it whenever you are out in the sun. Whether you got sunburned or not, make sure you drink lemon water to aid in preventing dry skin, itching, and wrinkles from forming. Lemon water, ibuprofen, and aloe vera should be your go to for sunburn. Lemon water is safe for children and even a baby to drink, the latter would be quite entertaining to watch.
  • Drink it right before exercising. This can become an essential part of your gym routine if you are trying to lose weight. Kickstarting your metabolism before you workout is a great way in exterminating those extra pounds that just do not seem to let go.
  • Make a big pitcher-full and drink it throughout the day. Having a pitcher of pre-made lemon water can encourage hydration because it is so accessible. This will give your body a good detox every day and will be a tasty way to help with weight loss.
  • Take a Lemon Water Spa Bath. Sounds heavenly doesn’t it? Just as some people add tea bags, apples, coffee, vinegar, and other things to their bath in order to help clear their skin, you can also add lemon slices to your bath! Lemon baths are super refreshing and soothing in the summer, or any time of year, and helps to revive and refresh tired skin while shrinking large pores. A DIY homemade lemon bath requires 5-6 sliced lemons or 3/4 a cup of lemon juice depending on your bathtub size. Feel free to add other fun scents such as coconut or lavender to your bath for an aromatherapeutic experience. Just be careful not to get any of it in your eyes. That can cause a painful stinging sensation that nobody wants.
  • Look for lotions and creams that have lemon as an ingredient. Finding a lotion or cream with lemon in it will help with keeping your skin from aging as fast and will help shrink the size of your skins pores. This is an easy way of apply lemon water, and just lemon in general, to everyday life.

Lemon Bath Bomb Recipe

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If you are looking for a fun way to get all of the benefits of a lemon without having to drink it, look no further! This is a “bomb” recipe for an amazing and fizzling bath experience (not sorry for the pun at all). Here is what you will need before making the bath bomb:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 1/2 corn starch
  • 3 tablespoons epsom salt
  •  3/4 teaspoon water
  • 2 teaspoons Almond Oil
  • Lemon Essential Oil
  • Yellow food dye (optional)
  • Wilton Icing Daisy
  • Plastic ornament mold
  • Meat Baller or Ice Cream Scoop (optional)

Ready? Okay! Now that all the supplies are gathered and in front of you, get ready to create some magic. Here are the essential steps necessary to creating the most luscious bath bomb ever.

  1. In a large bowl combine baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, and epsom salt.
  2. In a small bowl combine almond oil, water, dye and essential oil.
  3. Now pour wet mixture into dry mixture. Mix with a whisk until fully combined. Test mixture by pressing a handful together. Use a spray bottle to LIGHTLY spray water once or twice if the mixture doesn’t hold. Avoid adding too much water or the mixture will fizz and not form in the mold correctly. Once it’s the right consistency press mixture into mold and allow to dry at least 2 hours before removing. Set bath bombs on a soft towel to dry overnight.
  4. Optional: you can use a meatball tool or an ice cream scoop to make small bath bombs. I’ve tried this tool a few times in the past and I’ve yet to perfect it. The bath bombs are a little easier to make with the plastic ornament molds but this is great for smaller bath bombs. It has a hold on both sides of the mold so you can continue to fill it until it’s compact.

Wow, what a wealth of information regarding the benefits and fun ways to incorporate lemon water into your everyday life! Lemon water is a simple and miraculous drink that has zero bad outcomes and all of the good outcomes and benefits. Get working on incorporating lemon water into your life and tell us about it!

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