In this article, we provide an overview of the benefits of watermelon for the skin. We mainly consume this type of fruit in summer. Most of us use this fruit as a dessert without having any idea of its medicinal properties, especially for the treatment of the skin. We mention that watermelons are from Africa. In fact, Moroccan watermelons are very delicious due to the nature of the weather in this country.
Watermelon is characterized by its red color, its richness in lycopene, and its water content. In addition, it is an important source of vitamins B and C, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, and beta-carotene. As it contains lycopene, it is an antioxidant against free radicals. This is why watermelon is used for hydration, anti-toxication, and anti-aging.
Let’s discover together the best ways to use watermelon in cosmetics.
The health benefits of watermelons
According to experts, watermelon makes an essential contribution to the health of our skin. Indeed, it gives freshness to the skin and tissue regeneration, thanks to the minerals and vitamins it contains. On the other hand, its richness in carotenoids improves its radiance and maintains the stability of the tans of the face and the skin of the body. To take full advantage of all these qualities of watermelon, it must be used in the pulp, juice, and oil extracted from the seeds.
We select the following benefits:
Combination and oily skin can benefit from watermelons
Combination skin and oily skin types share many similarities, in particular enlarged pores and acne. For this reason, experts recommend using watermelon seed oil to combat acne. Indeed, the inflammation of the skin can be reduced thanks to the zinc and magnesium contained in the oil. The best benefit that the oil gives is that it helps heal acne scars. In addition, vitamin B6 contained in the oil regulates the fatty secretions of the skin.
The skin needs continuous tissue regeneration. Watermelon is the best candidate to do such work because it is rich in vitamins B1 and B3. In addition, the collagen produced by this fruit helps the skin to hydrate deeply. This will positively reflect the smoothness of the skin and maintain its youth. The hydrating properties of watermelon and its richness in beta-carotene help maintain the vitality and uniformity of the skin.
Masks using watermelons
Especially for girls, to keep the skin clear and active, the simplest technique is the daily use of cosmetics based on oil extracted from watermelon seeds. Here, we offer masks to make at home:
- Mask made from watermelons and potatoes: To prepare it, boil a piece of potato and mash it well, then mix it with a portion of watermelon and a tablespoon of honey. As soon as the mixture is well established, apply it on the skin for 20 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water. This mask helps revitalize the skin, hydrate it and contract its enlarged pores.
- Mask made of watermelon and rose water: To prepare it, put the watermelon peels and the rose water in an electric mixer. Filter the mixture and keep it in the refrigerator. Using cotton, apply the mixture daily to the face, neck, and upper chest. Above all, let it dry on your skin before rinsing it off with water.