Watermelon Beauty Benefits
Watermelon known as a super juicy fruit in summers is commonly red on the inside however can be found with orange, yellow or even white flesh.
Watermelon constitutes 93% water, load of vitamins but only 6% sugar and is considered as natural toner and ideal for re hydrating during the hot summer months.
Watermelon considered as one of the best cool fruits in summer is rich in Vitamin A, B 6 and C and contains antioxidants,lycopene and amino acids which prevents ageing, reduce the risk of stroke, lower the blood pressure levels and strengthen immune system.
Watermelons can be used for enhancing your beauty and its extract are used in beauty products such as shower gels, lipsticks and lip glosses due to its hydrating properties. It moisturises oily skin, without making it oily and closes the pores.
Nature is not only the best physician, but also the best cosmetologist, giving us the necessary fruits for different seasons. Watermelons, for instance, contain more water and help to replenish the water which the body loses through sweating during summer. It also has a cooling effect and prevents dehydration, preventing the loss of fluids in the body. Watermelon is a real thirst-quencher during summer. Extract the juice, add one or two small chunks of watermelon, lemon juice and crushed ice. One teaspoon rose water can be added for flavour. Instead of having rich desserts, take fresh fruits. Watermelon not only makes a delicious dessert, it also helps to lose weight.
Like most other fruits watermelon can be externally applied on the skin and hair for its beauty benefits. Like most other fruits watermelon can be externally applied on the skin and hair for its beauty benefits. Watermelon is rich in antioxidants, Vitamins A, B6 and C, as well as amino acids. These help to keep the skin healthy, improve blood circulation and delay degeneration, keeping the skin youthful for a longer. Amino Acids help to promote hair growth and keep the scalp healthy. It also contains minerals and antioxidants, which not only moisturise and nourish the skin, but also help to delay visibly ageing signs. Watermelon helps dry skin. It helps to seal in moisture and keeps the skin hydrated. In fact, it helps to soothe and improve dry, scaly skin. Applying watermelon pulp or juice helps to soften and smoothen the skin.
Watermelon is a powerful skin toner and also moisturises the skin. It suits all skin types. In summer, it has a cooling, soothing and refreshing effect on the skin. Apply watermelon pulp on the skin, or add it to fruit packs. Leave on for 20 to 30 minutes and wash off with plain water.
Watermelon pulp can also be applied on the hair to promote hair growth, as it contains amino acids. It also has a cleansing action and promotes blood circulation to the hair follicles. Wash off after half an hour.
As already mentioned watermelon helps to tone the skin and also completes the cleansing process. The juice may be chilled and applied on the face with cotton wool, to tighten the skin, making it firm and adding a glow. In summer, watermelon pulp or juice can be applied on the skin to soothe sunburn and refresh the skin.
The author is international fame beauty expert and is called herbal queen of India
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