To Reduce Acne, Drink Hot Lemon Water

I’ve been suggesting this to our clients in our Dallas skin care spas for years and this simple trick may really help improve skin prone to acne blemishes.

To reduce acne breakouts, drink hot lemon water first thing in the morning–before you eat or drink anything else.

Squeeze fresh lemon into a mug full of hot water and drink when you wake up. If you don’t have a fresh lemon handy, you can pour in lemon juice. Use enough so that the water tastes very lemon-y. This will help flush out and purify the body internally, potentially reducing toxins and bacteria in the small intestine where acne can be formed.

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  1. after seeing your ad in Style magazine, I purchased cleanser and blemish products for starters. I was amazed how clearer my skin has become. I have spent countless of dollars on dermatologist with little to no result. I am now using the hot lemon tea trick each morning. My attitude on life has improved. Thank you, Thank you Thank you. Florida

    Posted By: k-Lou  | 

  2. I was wondering if green tea would work just the same because there is a lot of antioxidants in it, or do you think that the lemon drink will work better to help prevent blemishes? Thanks!

    Posted By: Katie  | 

    • Renée Rouleau

      Lemon is far more acidic and cleansing so I believe it will be far more effective.

      Posted By: Renée Rouleau  | 

  3. This really REALLY works. Within a couple of days I noticed a difference. When I stopped, again, within a couple of days everything was worse. I would say this simple, non-topical trick has given me a 60% improvement all by itself!

    Posted By: Leia  | 

  4. Will this cause your skin to purge for the first few weeks? I have been doing this and have noticed my acne has gotten worse. Just making sure this is probably purging VS. an allergic reaction.

    Posted By: Jenny  | 

    • Renée Rouleau

      I don’t know that to happen but honestly, every person’s body chemistry is different. But I don’t recall ever hearing anyone say that this happened to them.

      Posted By: Renée Rouleau  | 


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