In this hot weather, a slice of watermelon can feel so refreshing because it can quench our summertime thirst. However, this luscious fruit is not only delicious and healthful, but its high water content and antioxidants can boost your skin’s radiance even more! Because of this, you should definitely give these homemade watermelon face masks a try.
Is watermelon healthy for the skin?
Watermelon has been shown to improve the skin’s health. HealthShots spoke with Dr Amit Bangia, Senior Consultant Dermatologist at Asian Hospital, Faridabad, to learn the best ways to use it for brighter and radiant skin.
Dr Bangia says, “Watermelon can make a revitalizing and refreshing face pack to give you a clear and brighter skin.”
Here are 3 watermelon based face masks to get that glowing skin:
1. Watermelon and yogurt face mask
Take a bowl. Add one tablespoon of yogurt with two tablespoons of watermelon juice and one tablespoon of honey. Mix the ingredients well to make a smooth paste. Once it is mixed well, apply this paste to your face and let it dry for 15 to 20 minutes, then rub it off with normal water. You are sure to get gorgeous skin in no time!
2. Watermelon and cucumber face mask
In a bowl, mash two small slices of watermelon. Now add a tablespoon of cucumber plum with one tablespoon of Multani mitti. Mix the ingredients well to turn into a paste. Apply this mixture to your face and leave it on for about 15 to 20 minutes. Wash your face with cold water and avoid using a face wash for a fresher, brighter skin.
3. Watermelon and aloe vera gel
Mix one tablespoon of watermelon pulp and two tablespoons of aloe vera gel to make this face mask. Mix it well. To create a smooth, even face mask, add one tablespoon of matcha green tea powder and thoroughly combine everything. Put this mask on your face, then leave it on for ten to fifteen minutes. Wash your face afterwards.
Tips to keep in mind:
- Before using these watermelon face masks, always thoroughly cleanse your face, and never make the masks with unclean hands.
- You don’t need to wash your face after using these watermelon face masks.
- After washing your face, moisturize your face thoroughly to seal in the moisture and prevent dryness.
A pro tip!
Before using these face masks, steam your face for five to ten minutes if you want to up the glow of your face instantly. Your pores will be opened by steaming, and open pores will improve the skin’s ability to absorb nutrients present in the ingredients. This may double the advantages of these watermelon-based face masks.
Also, these face masks should ideally be used twice a week at least to derive the benefits of watermelon.
Top up the skincare routine with a watermelon skin toner:
We know that a good toner is essential for maintaining the health and radiance of the skin because it helps to remove excess oil and dirt, balances your skin’s pH level, enhances the absorption of moisture, is a fantastic way to give your skin antioxidants, and works as an anti-aging component of your skincare regimen.
Here’s how to prepare and apply it:
Mix 2 tablespoons of watermelon juice with a tablespoon of rose water and ½ tablespoon of glycerine. Ensure that all of the ingredients have dissolved fully in the mixture, and your toner is ready! A cotton pad or cotton ball should be dipped in this toner until it feels moist but not soggy. Wipe your face and neck gently to get rid of any leftover pollutants with this cotton pad. For additional hydration and a feeling of refreshment, you can spritz the toner over your face.
Vitamin E, which is a natural antioxidant, is found in watermelon. That’s why this fruit is regarded as the best fruit for the skin. Ladies, pamper yourself with these DIY face masks to make your skin glow and protect it from heat and sun damage.