Saving Face With Watermelon

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.

Get Kate-Worthy Hair in Just Two Steps

You’d think that getting hair like Kate Middleton would be up there with walking a tightrope, flawlessly reciting a tongue twister, and baking the perfect macaron. But James Pryce, the man behind Kate’s wedding hair, has shared the process and it’s actually pretty simple.

It’s a two-step method which involves some quality product and tool or two.

To style her locks, James told Cosmo that he used Redken’s Curvaceous Full Swirl Cream Serum, which considering is a royal secret, is pleasantly rather light on the wallet.

His method was to smooth the serum through Kate’s damp hair to boost the bounce. He then dried her hair with a diffuser to minimise frizz, and give the Duchess’ curls that extra bit of playful elasticity.

To use a diffuser on your own hair, James recommends turning your head upside down and drying in that position. The crucial step, according to the royal stylist, is to make sure you use the hairdryer on a high heat and low-speed setting.

There’s not a heck of a lot more to it, other than to enjoy strutting your stuff and looking as fabulous as Kate Middleton. See, simple!