The most delicious and highly preferable juicy fruit to beat the heat of the summer is watermelon, amongst everyone. We eat it, we drink it and some of us even cook its thick skin in our dishes. But who knew that we can use it to get beautiful skin and luscious hair as well.
Watermelon has amazing health benefits and it is filled with nutrients like vitamin B6, potassium, vitamin C, fibre and calcium. The high amount of water content in this delicious and healthy fruit gives us the strength to fight the dehydration and detoxify our system effectively.
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Here are some amazing skin and hair benefits that you can use to improve the texture and overall health of your beauty.
1. Hydrates your skin
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It is well known that watermelon is mostly water, and that is the best quality of this delicious yet healthy fruit. To make a watermelon face mask, mix a spoonful of honey into a bowl of mashed watermelon pulp. Apply it and then leave it on for a while. Rinse off with cold water for better results. This will keep your skin moisturized and hydrated for a long time.
2. Smoothens and tones your skin
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Extract the juice out of the watermelon, without the seeds and then add one spoonful of glycerin in it. This will make a natural skin toner for your beautiful skin. The natural antioxidants and amino acids present in the watermelon helps to improve the texture and the elasticity of your skin.
3. Give your collagen level a boost up
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Take one spoon of honey, lemon juice and yogurt each, in a bowl and then add mashed watermelon pieces in it. Mix well all the ingredients well and apply it on your face as a mask. Wash off after 10 minutes with cold water. This will help boost the collagen level in your skin.
4. Treats sunburn effectively
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The antioxidants present in the watermelon are great for your skin, which effectively helps in treating the sunburn. All you need to do is make a simple paste of watermelon pieces and then add ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder and one teaspoon of aloe vera gel. Apply the paste on the sunburn or whole skin area and wash off after some time with cold water.
5. Control excess production in your skin
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Watermelon effectively controls the excess oil production on your skin, especially your face. This is a great remedy for the people with oily skin. It also helps to prevent pores from clogging and gives you a healthy and clear skin.
6. Boost up the hair growth
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Hair growth is boosted due to the high amount of amino acids and vitamin C present in the watermelon. It also provides a good amount of iron to your hair follicles. Simply make a thick paste of one tablespoon of mayonnaise and mashed watermelon pulp in a bowl and mix them well together. Put this paste on your mane as a mask and leave it on for at least 30 minutes. Rinse off with cold water later.
7. Efficiently prevents hair loss
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The hair loss can be prevented due to the arginine present in the watermelon. It also helps prevent or control dryness and dandruff. Take one cup of green tea water and some amount of watermelon juice and mix them well. Keep the mixture if the juices in an airtight container and freeze it in a refrigerator for at least 24 hours. Now use this solution as an after rinse after every head wash.
8. Controls the hair dryness
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Using watermelon to get rid of dry scalp and hair dryness is the best way to nourish them and hydrate them at the same time. It helps your hair to get strong and remove the impurities. Simply use the watermelon juice as an after-rinse to get healthy and lustrous hair for a long time.
Go ahead and grab that mouthwatering fruit right now, literally! Reap the amazing benefits of this delicious fruit as much as you can, while it’s available in the season. Share your experience and ideas that we can use watermelon for, in other ways. Comment in the section below!