When I say beat the summer heat, one of the things, which come to our mind is Watermelon. Watermelon is a cool fruit which is refreshing and delicious and it helps us a lot to fight the summer heat. It consists of more than 90% water and keeps ourselves cool and hydrated.
There are a lot of other health benefits associated with this wonderful fruit. Before going into the details, let’s address the common question, does watermelon decay very quickly, I would say watermelon stay fresh at 13 degrees Celsius for over two weeks, but refrigerated ones can stay fresh only for a week or so.
All the parts of watermelons are edible and can be consumed as such or can be included as the main ingredient in salads and soups. Remember, when you cut watermelon into pieces and refrigerate, it’s always better to give it some time to come to room temperature and then have the slices to retain the nutritional value. In this page, let’s focus on the benefits of watermelon for hair and beauty of skin.
Watermelon for Accelerating Hair Growth
Watermelons are rich in Citrulline, which is a phytonutrient that helps in improving the level of Arginine in our body. Arginine is well known for improving blood circulation in the scalp, and this naturally promotes the growth of hair. It also ensures that enough blood is pumped to the scalp to supply the necessary minerals and proteins that can enhance hair growth. Isn’t this amazing? Would you not try it for once?
Watermelon for Preventing Hair Loss
Water melons are rich sources of Vitamin C, which ensures enough iron in Red Blood Cells (RBC.) This will in turn help in carrying more oxygen to the follicles, which will eventually provide you with healthy hair. Collagen is another important component essential for hair growth and water melon plays a very important role in formation of collagen.
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Watermelon for Natural Toner and Moisturizing
Watermelon contains more than 90% of water and this water benefits skin health by acting as a natural toner. It helps in improving the appearance of the skin. Watermelon can be sliced and rubbed on the face as such or mixed with honey for skin toning.
Apart from consuming watermelon to keep the skin hydrated, you can use watermelon in combination with honey to apply on face. It will help us to avoid dull and dry skin completely.
Moreover, watermelons are rich sources of Anti-Oxidants and vitamins, and this will keep the Free radical level low to fight the signs of aging. It can be either consumed or applied on the skin to get the wrinkle-free and clear skin.
Watermelons for Curing Acne and Sun Burns
If you have a very sensitive skin prone to acne and pimples Watermelon is the best possible natural medicine for you. Take two tablespoons of watermelon juice and apply it gently on your face. Massage for few minutes daily, and you will see the difference in your skin appearance.
Watermelon juice can also be applied using cotton and can be washed after drying to revitalize your skin and get a younger looking spot free skin.
Watermelons are included among the foods for glowing skin because of the properties it has in revitalizing the skin. It can also be used to cure sunburns as well. Mix watermelon juice with mashed cucumber and apply on the face as a pack.
Wash your face with cold water when dry and you will be surprised to see sun burns vanishing completely after using the pack continuously for one to two weeks. You will also get a lighter complexion by using this pack.
Watermelon Seed Oil for Oil-Cleansing and Removing Dark Circles
Oil cleansing is widely used for skin care by massaging the cleansing oil to your skin, by this the already hardened oil with impurities stuck in the skin pores can be completely dissolved and removed.
The skin massaging is normally followed by steaming which will help to remove the impurities from the pores by opening the pores. Watermelon seed oil, because of its rich cleansing property is used widely in oil cleansing and nurturing the skin.
You will not be surprised to hear about watermelon seed oil used in removing dark circles the eyes. It contains Vitamin E, an essential component which acts as a strong antioxidant to prevent the damage of free radicals. This promotes blood circulation in the area under the eye and removes dark circles.
In order to fight skin damage, you can use watermelon as such, as a scrub or in combination with yogurt and honey. The pulp of watermelon can alone be used as a face pack to get a youthful and younger looking skin.
Apart from the benefits that we said, watermelons can also be used to control high blood pressure, reduce body fat and to boost the energy level by regular serving. Watermelon has good quantity of Potassium in it which will help in maintaining your heart healthy. In short, include watermelon in your regular diet and experience the difference.
Emily Taylor has a huge passion for gardening with the urge to know and control every little thing that happens inside her house. When she isn’t glued to her backyard or caring for the house, she spends time writing her blog Lovebackyard.com hoping to share her tips and stories to people who want to transform their house into a real paradise. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @Emily_Taylor9.