Eat Well, Glow Well: Lemon

You are what you eat! While we all love a good dessert or a delicious treat (which we highly recommend!), it’s critical to your skin care that you get enough of the right things in your diet too. There’s a lot of different diets out there taking care of skin, but we’re going to try to keep it simple with one or two things per month that you can add to your diet because we want you to have the best skin possible! Today we’re talking about the benefits of eating lemon.

Don’t Toss the Peel

Lemon has been highly touted as one of the small foods you can add to your daily diet which can have a large impact on your overall health and your skin health is no exception here. This little fruit is a great source of vitamin C, vitamin A, beta-carotene, folate, calcium and potassium just to name a few of the vitamins it contains. What many people don’t realize is that a lemon peel contains 5 to 10 times more of these vitamins than the actual fruit itself, so make sure not to just toss it away. If you’re looking for an easy way to eat lemon peel that is healthy, cut the peel into small pieces and leave it out on a drying rack for a few days until it is dry and brittle. At that point the peel can either be pulverized into a powder or left as-is. You can use it to flavor dishes like fish or chicken, you could add it to a sauce or a spice blend or even add it to your favorite cookie recipe to give your treats a little boost of healthy.

From the Kitchen to Your Skin

Lemons and their peels are a great source of vitamins that play an important role in the health of your skin, one of the most impactful vitamins found in this fruit is beta-carotene. This vitamin acts as a natural antioxidant to prevent the premature ageing of skin caused by sun damage and other environmental factors, similar to what HYDRATE does when applied topically. When you eat lemons, another important vitamin your skin will benefit from is folate. Found in all citrus fruits and juices, this vitamin (also known as folic acid) helps to eliminate toxins from your body which helps prevent acne and can even give your skin a natural glow. Eating lemons while giving yourself a DIY glow with our EXTEND is a surefire way to get your skin looking summer ready year-round. While our organic products are excellent for giving you buildable color, a DIY sunless tan and glowing skin that keeps you from showing signs of age, it is critical that you pair them with foods that give your  body the nutrients needed to protect and restore your skin.