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Natural Remedies

Updated on January 4, 2008
Clean Your Body From the Inside Out
Clean Your Body From the Inside Out

Natural Acne Treatment

Getting rid of blemishes like pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads is usually a job you tackle from the outside in. New treatments like Retin-A are bringing 21st-century science to the problem, and can make a real difference in the fight against... well... pizza face. But if slathering on creams and ointments isn't getting you to your goal of smooth skin fast enough, you can join the battle on another front, from the inside out.

Get Your Skin in Shape From the Inside Out

Your skin is the largest and probably the hardest working organ your body. Made up of oil glands and pores, it helps keep you cool through perspiration, eliminates waste, and of course, keeps you together. If your body is going a little haywire, causing your skin to erupt, give it a shot of lemon juice to clean and detoxify it from the inside out.

Use Common Sense

Before we go any further, there are some cautions you need to take into consideration. If you are having problems with your teeth, allergies, arthritis, or ulcers don't give yourself an internal cleansing lemon bath until you talk to your doctor. Now with that out of the way, let's talk about the drink that repairs your skin while it quenches your thirst. Lemon juice is a natural cleanser and antiseptic that can work internally to clean and detoxify your entire system.

The Best Skin Cleanser

One of the big advantages of this internal cleanup is that it has a real impact on the appearance of your skin. Think of it as an internal rinse that has the added benefit of cleaning your liver, your blood, and kidneys as well as your skin. It's also natural, no additives or preservatives.

This is it; get ready. Squeeze the juice of one lemon into one cup of hot water and drink first thing in the morning at least 45 minutes before you eat or drink anything else. That's it. Do this every day for a week. If you find the drink too sour and concentrated, try squeezing the lemon into two cups of water instead.

You'll start to see some improvement in your skin in a few days. If after a week you really like the results, try going off for a week and then back on the week after that. Always use real lemons, not lemon juice from concentrate, or the lemon juice sold in those little plastic lemons you find in the produce department.

Try a natural solution for your skin problems. Investing in a few lemons and a week's worth of lemon juice toddies instead of your favorite soft drink or coffee is a fair exchange for better skin. This restorative might make you feel so much better that you'll keep using it even after your face clears up.


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    • nebraska66 profile image

      nebraska66 8 years ago from Grand Island, Nebraska USA

      A great common sense tip, cleansing from the inside out. Good advice and thanks for the great hub. This is my first week or so and I just love the advice we can get here...hubbing is pretty addictive.

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      desert blondie 10 years ago from Palm trees, swimming pools, lots of sand, lots of sunscreen

      Been on hubpages for a week, nice to find another "natural" advocate. Also nice to see another advocate for "from the inside out." You might like my posts, "Vitamin C and Collagen" and "Fruity Tooty Beauty." Take a look and let me know! Best to you!

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      S. A. Holt 10 years ago

      You should give it a try. When I'm feeling blah, I drink mint tea for a few days too. It alway picks me up. As if I didn't get enough peppermint with all the candy canes. LOL

    • Stacie Naczelnik profile image

      Stacie Naczelnik 10 years ago from Seattle

      You know, I try to eat healthy on a regular basis, but have been feeling kind of "yucky" since the holidays. Maybe this would help "freshen" me up.

    • S. A. Holt profile image

      S. A. Holt 10 years ago

      Stacie, I have used it from time to time over the last ten years or so. It works well when I've overindulged, like over the holidays.

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      Stacie Naczelnik 10 years ago from Seattle

      Interesting use for lemon juice. Thanks.