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Citric acid, along with lactic acid, has been known since ancient times for its effect on our health and beautiful skin.

Health and beauty through lemons

Lemons are extremely valuable especially because of their content of natural vitamin C.  This substance is one of the most popular radical scavengers, which is used in various vitamin products to protect cells. This “pick-me-up” also stimulates digestion.  Even as a fragrance for a room, lemon essential oils affect our soul-life through the limbic system. Lemon oil invigorates, promotes concentration and lifts one’s mood.

My personal tip

Our body “understands” natural vitamins better because they contain additional natural excipients for optimal absorption. So better a fresh lemon than ascorbic acid in tablets.

Water in pure form (at least 3 litres daily) helps the body detoxify. With a few drops of fresh lemon and slices of an organic lemon, it refreshes you throughout the day and also provides vitamin C.

PS.: I also thought at the beginning: “I’ll never manage 3 litres” but after a short time you get used to it and it really helps – especially with constant fatigue, headaches and susceptibility to infections.

Beautiful and healthy skin through lemons

Vitamin C, citric acid or essential oil can be found in many skincare products. There are even models who swear by pure lemon. They wash their faces in the morning with pure or diluted juice.  The acid supposedly clears the pores, dries out pimples and makes the complexion glow. So, what is really true when we look at the studies in this regard?

In fact, citric acid disinfects, reduces cornification and inhibits inflammation. This is especially important for oily and blemished acne skin. Studies have also shown that the acid in lemon juice can also reduce acne scars as well as slightly lighten pigmentation spots. All this through improved cell renewal, its detoxifying, antioxidant effect, its slightly peeling effect and a positive influence on inflammatory skin processes.  In addition, the oils of lemon help accelerate wound healing. Thus, in oily skin, it acts directly and indirectly on the sebaceous glands of the skin, clarifies it and has a slightly drying effect.

We have therefore incorporated citric acid into our cleansing gel for oily, combination and acne skin, in addition to aloe vera and zinc complexes. The gel thus offers thorough cleansing as important preparation for further acne care creams such as our acne care gel. Important to me in our products for this skin type were not only active ingredients that reduce acne but also that moisturise and soothe the skin.


Do-it-yourself: simple recipes with lemon for nails and skin.

For brittle and discoloured nails, mix a tablespoon of olive oil with the juice of half a lemon and bathe the nails in this mixture.

Mix a gentle scrub for your face and body made of lemon juice with sugar, salt or coffee grounds and olive oil. You will need about a tablespoon of solid exfoliating ingredients and a few squirts of lemon juice. Use the paste to gently massage the affected skin areas.

For bothersome pigmentation/age spots, apply the undiluted juice directly to the area daily. In the case of redness, please pause and soothe the skin again, for example, with our Panthenol repair ointment.

For oily skin/acne skin/large pores/mixed skin, apply pure lemon juice directly with a cotton pad 1 to 2 times a week – then wash off with water and apply care cream, for example, our acne care gel.

Yours, Dr. Sabine Schwarz