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Most people would not put lemons at the top of their good foods list. However, this fruit has a lot to give both to health and beauty.

Like all citrus fruits, lemons are a good source of vitamin C. They are also good for cleansing your digestive system. Squeeze some lemon juice into warm water and drink it. This acts as a mild diuretic and cleanses your body of toxins. It is especially good to drink while on a detox programme and it will help give you better results.

Cellulite can also benefit from lemons. First of all, start each day with a drink of hot water and squeezed lemons. Water retention is also banished this way. Then use a lemon based cellulite oil to rub onto the affected areas.

The aroma of lemons is also good to lift your spirits and some aromatherapists say that it will even boost the immune system.

Lemons can be rubbed directly onto skin and left for about 2 hours before rinsing. This is good to reduce wrinkles and treat blemishes. The treatment will work better if followed by olive oil after rinsing. It works by speeding up skin renewal and uncovering a fresh new layer of skin. However, it is important not to do this before going out in the sun as it will have a bleaching effect.

Another beauty treatment that can be done with lemons is a hair tonic. Massage some lemon juice onto hair and leave it for a while before rinsing. Again, do not do this before going in the sun. This treatment is especially good for greasy hair as it will regulate the sebaceous glands which produce oil and make the hair shine.