Adding to the list of fruits that we use on our skin, watermelon appears to be the up and coming superstar. The benefits of watermelon for skin include hydration and a fruit salad full of skin-nourishing ingredients.
It’s no secret that watermelon is packed with… water. So it should be of no surprise that this delicious summer fruit is great for hydrating your skin.
Although hydration is one of the winning aspects of watermelon, it’s not all this superfruit has to offer.
Watermelon is one of the richest sources of citrulline. Citrulline is a nonessential amino acid and antioxidant that is converted to another amino acid called arginine by special enzymes. Arginine has a key role in cell division, wound healing, and the removal of ammonia from the body, making watermelon a winner for your skin. It also contains lycopene, a phytonutrient, which is anti-inflammatory.
Watermelon is especially helpful for treating skin that is prone to breakouts, redness, or dryness. Research shows that it could also be helpful in combating aging.
Beauty products containing this yummy skin snack are popping up everywhere. For a DIY approach, you can simply use chilled slices of watermelon and put them on your face as an alternative face mask. It’s the ideal solution for sun-beaten or irritated skin, the watermelon providing a cool, soothing solution.
Keep an eye out for this superfruit when you’re doing your next beauty haul. Or have a look below for our top watermelon picks.