5 Benefits of Watermelon
It’s juicy, fresh and oh so satisfying - watermelon is easily one of our holy grail summer fruits and we love it in everything. Biting into a slice of watermelon on a hot summer day feels like sipping a cool glass of water (just way tastier) because it’s packed with H2O, which your body needs. But did you know there are amazing watermelon benefits for your skin, too? From nourishing to moisturizing to majorly boosting your glow, your skin craves watermelon’s refreshing effects just as much as your taste buds do.
Here’s why adding watermelon to your skincare routine is a total win-win.
The benefits of watermelon for your skin:
1. It’s exfoliating
Chasing your summer glow goals? Us, too. But exposure to heat, sweat, and humidity (and even moisture-zapping air conditioning) can leave your skin looking less than luminous. Watermelon is a great ingredient for gently exfoliating away dead skin cells that can clog your pores and keep your skin from looking healthy and bright. Malic acid is also great for sensitive skin types, because it helps gently break down dead skin cells from the upper layers of your skin (aka it’s not harsh). The result is a smoother, more even and glowier complexion.
2. It’s moisturizing
Fun fact: Watermelons are so juicy because they’re made of almost 93% water (and we still can’t eat one without it dripping everywhere, tbh). That’s also why watermelon is perfect for giving your skin a healthy hydration boost. For this reason, it not only helps to moisturize your skin, but it helps your skin retain that moisture.” And that malic acid we talked about?
It’s also a humectant, which means it naturally draws in moisture for a steady supply of hydration. Healthy, dewy skin? Watermelon is your new go-to.
3. It’s anti-aging
Fine lines, wrinkles, signs of aging - they happen to us all. And while we’re all about embracing them, one watermelon benefit we love is its ability to help keep our skin smooth, plump, and preserve our youthful glow. Lycopene is an antioxidant that gives bright red summer fruits like watermelon their pretty tint (it’s also found in tomatoes). It helps repair damaged skin cells, regenerate new ones, fight free radicals, and slow the breakdown of collagen to improve firmness and elasticity.
4. It can reduce redness and inflammation
If you’ve got sensitive skin, acne-prone skin, or you’re experiencing redness and inflammation, watermelon is a go-to ingredient for you. Lycopene as an antioxidant has strong anti-inflammatory properties that help calm skin irritation. This is because it has the power to soothe irritated skin, sunburns, and inflammation. Think of how refreshing watermelon is after a day in the sun - your skin feels just as calm and refreshed when you slather on a watermelon -based beauty product.
5. It’s packed with nourishing vitamins
Healthy skin is happy skin, right? We know loading up on fruits and veggies can help keep you hydrated and healthy from the inside out. Watermelon is no exception. The same vitamins that benefit your body - Vitamins A, B & C have great benefits for your skin. All have properties that help strengthen, nourish, and protect and vitamin C helps stimulate collagen production and brighten up your complexion to boost your overall glow. Watermelon is just the hydrating, refreshing, healthy ingredient our skin is craving this summer.