Nothing is better than a juicy slice of watermelon on a hot, summer day. It’s always a crowd pleaser and right now, watermelon for skin is a big trend. Masks, serums, toners and more are infused with extract of the pink fruit’s super hydrating seeds. But did you know that just eating watermelon can be beneficial for your skin?
We round up the reasons summer’s sweetest fruit will improve your complexion.
With its 92% water content, watermelon is a great way to keep you and your skin hydrated. It’s also a great source of vitamin A, vitamin C, lycopene, amino acids, and antioxidants that contribute to healthy, youthful skin.
Vitamin A repairs skin cells and promotes collagen growth. It also maintains elasticity to keep your skin firm. The vitamin A in watermelon can also help with acne and oily skin, because of its ability to reduce the amount of oil secreted from glands in your skin.
Vitamin C and lycopene are antioxidants found abundantly in watermelon. Lycopene is what gives watermelon its red or pink colour and you get 25% of your daily vitamin C intake in just one wedge of watermelon! Since they are both antioxidants, they fight free radicals (which cause dull-looking skin) to reveal bright skin and prevent wrinkles. Lycopene can also protect the skin from the sun if you include watermelon in your daily diet. But of course, this isn’t an alternative to sunscreen.
Antioxidants and Amino Acids
Some other antioxidants and amino acids that can be found in watermelon that aid in healthy-looking skin are glutathione and L-citrulline. Glutathione is an antioxidant that can lighten hyperpigmentation, while L-citrulline is an amino acid that protects the skin from pollution and the drying effects of air conditioning and cold weather.
So stay hydrated and healthy with summer’s hottest ingredient! Looking for another refreshing summer skincare experience? Visit us for a Freeze Facial!