Watermelon is perfect on a sizzling summer day, but did you know it is also perfect for your skin? Yes, you read right, not only are they yummy, but are great for enhancing your beauty. With 93% water, this refreshing fruit is rich in antioxidants and vitamins, beautiful for antiaging and keeping your skin hydrated, and glowing.
So, if you want to find out why you need to add watermelon to your beauty routine continue reading.
Watermelon is terrific for exfoliating the skin as it is rich in malic acid. You see our skin is subjected daily to all kinds of dirt, environmental factors and of course makeup. All of these can leave a film on our face acting as a barrier to your skincare products. This film and build-up of dead skin cells are what contributes to uneven skin tone, roughness and more.
However, when you exfoliate the skin, you are buffing away all that yuckiness, leaving your skin smoother, which is crucial for perfect makeup application. As it is almost impossible to get a flawless finish when you have dead skin cells on the surface of the skin.
DIY Tip: While eating watermelon can help, we’ve found some of the best results are from making our own DIY skincare treatments, and it is easy!
Option 1: Rub watermelon pulp on your skin and leave it on for about 20 minutes, perfect exfoliation for glowing skin.
Option 2: For a deeper scrub you can combine watermelon with some yogurt. The watermelon is great for hydration and repairing the skin, while the lactic acid in yogurt will help dissolve those dead skin cells and tighten the pores.
Acts As A Skin Toner
Watermelons are considered a natural toner as they contain a natural substance that helps to constrict the skin, leaving your skin looking refreshed and glowing.
Hydrates The Skin
Dehydrated skin can lead to a dull, dry appearance, and that is the last thing you want to be applying your makeup onto, as not only can makeup collect on the dry skin, but it can also highlight any imperfections or worse yet create false wrinkles. Because of the water content in watermelon, it is spot on at helping to keep your skin hydrated and looking supple.
Watermelon is full of some fantastic antioxidants which can aid in the reduction of free radicals, hence slowing down the signs of aging. It also contains vitamin A which encourages healthy skin cell production.
So, as you can see watermelon is packed full of many nutrients all in which can contribute to healthy, glowing skin this summer, which in turn will have a positive impact on your makeup lays and lasts.
Therefore next time you’re at the grocery store, make sure to get some watermelon! Your skin and body will thank you!