Each month at The Greenhouse Day Spa, we are excited to highlight the benefits of one of nature’s many gifts to our health and wellness.
As we enter the heat of August, refreshing watermelons aren’t just a godsend on a hot summer day. From being heart-friendly to keeping your kidneys in good shape, this succulent treat also has a lot to offer your body. Here are the benefits the watermelon has lined up for your skin:
Containing vitamin C, glutathione, and lycopene watermelons are a yummy way to get a good dose of anti-aging antioxidants.
PROTECTS SKIN FROM SUNBURN
Research indicates that consuming a diet rich in this compound can significantly reduce skin reddening and erythema caused by exposure to UV light.
BRIGHTENS SKIN AND FIGHTS PIGMENTATION
Watermelons contain an antioxidant compound called glutathione which has skin-lightening properties. Research has found that both oral and topical use of this compound can lighten skin.
FIGHTS WRINKLES AND SKIN DRYNESS
Downing a wedge of watermelon will give you 25% of your daily value Vitamin C and it is a potent antioxidant in the synthesis of collagen.
WORKS AS A GENTLE EXFOLIANT
Just apply a little watermelon juice on your face for a natural exfoliation treatment. You can even use watermelons and salt to make an exfoliating and invigorating body scrub. To make the body scrub, mix equal quantities of organic sea salt and fresh watermelon – it’s that simple!
FUN WATERMELON FACT:
There is evidence from seeds found in Ancient Egypt in the tombs of the Pharaoh’s that watermelon’s were regularly grown in the region.