For some time now, a friend of mine, who happens to have beautiful skin, has been touting her morning ritual of hot water with lemon. I recently stumbled across another article that was singing the same praises so I've had to give it a shot.
Of course I forgot to take a before picture (and I am in no mood for an after picture), so I'll just stick to google science and share my top 5 reasons!
- Helps to flush the body of toxins
- Aids in digestion and regularity
- Rich source of Vitamin C- helping to strengthen our immune system
- Helps prevent infection
- Aids in the prevention of wrinkles and acne
I've been doing this for just over a week now (after learning that I have an in-person meeting that I'd like to really "shine" for). I must say I've noticed a difference. I've been even more strict about my skin treatment rituals and haven't been wearing as much make up (doing a little make up detox) so that helps too!! But the big kicker, I've switched my lemon water for my morning decaf coffee. THIS IS UTTERLY SHOCKING to me!
I honestly live for my morning coffee. It's more of the ritual of holding a nice hot cup of creamy sweetness than anything else. And if I am being entirely honest, there is something about making my own coffee and the fact that the act of coffee making is the first thing in my morning that I do for myself (you know, after dressing the kids, feeding the kids, letting the dogs out, feeding the dogs......).
For as long as I have the will power, I'd like to keep this up and save my decaf coffee for special occasions (or for the days when I REALLY need a bit of caffeine!).
What do you think, could you make the switch?