All summer long we absolutely love an icy cold watermelon snack, whether it’s at the beach or by the pool side BBQ. But if you’re just eating this deliciously refreshing fruit, chances are you’re missing out on the good stuff.
Watermelons are high in water-content and vitamin A, B6, C, lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids are undoubtedly great to eat but even better for your face.
Last year, K-Beauty brand, Glow Recipe launched its first 100% Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask, which instantly sold out and had a 5000 person waitlist.
Although, if you can’t be bothered waiting for a delivery, or just don’t want to have to pay for that additional international postage... look no further than your local supermarket, this summer you can find watermelon for around $1 per kilo.
If you have a blender handy at home, then your oily skin and acne issues can be solved.
Simply blend around ½ cup of watermelon with a tablespoon of filtered water and voila!
Apply to your skin (either with fingers or a cotton pad) and leave for a few minutes then rinse off.
Summer can be a harsh time for our skin, watermelon masks are a perfect way to combat that sunburn or dry, salty skin.
The Glow Recipe team says that you remove majority of the pink flesh off the watermelon (save it for a snack later on).
Then stick the remaining watermelon rind in the fridge for 10 minutes.
Using a mandolin or peeler, thinly slice and place on your skin.
When the watermelon no longer feels nice and cool, just peel it off.
Another super hydrating beauty hack which will leave your skin vibrant and clear is watermelon mist.
This time grate and strain your watermelon rind.
You should be left with a clear liquid which you can put into a spray bottle. You can also keep your bottle in the fridge for extra chill factor.
Ultimately, if you really can’t be bothered blending, slicing or grating watermelon you can just stuff your face with the juicy goodness and still absorb all the nutritional benefits.