Watermelon Beauty Hacks for Summer

Watermelon beauty hacks are very effective, especially during the summer. In addition to their numerous health benefits, watermelons are also good for our skin and hair in a several ways. No wonder they are the favorite fruits of people around the world!

Some of the skin care benefits of watermelons, owing to which they are used in various beauty hacks, include their ability to shrink the pores of the skin, which reduces oiliness. Moreover, watermelon juice is an excellent toner that helps remove the remnants of cleanser, refresh the skin post sun exposure, and provides relief from skin inflammation.

Watermelons are fruits that are cultivated across the world, although they originate from West Africa. People of all ages tend to gorge on watermelons, especially during hot weather conditions, due to their sweet taste as well as the fact that they are made up of 92% water. Moreover, they are a rich source of lycopene, which is an antioxidant that helps in the reduction of several types of cancers such as lung, stomach, and prostate.

In terms of nutrition, watermelons contain high levels of vitamins A, B6, & C, amino acids, antioxidants, cucurbitacin E, and carotenoids. In addition to containing low levels of sodium and being known as fat-free, they also contain a decent amount of potassium.

Now, let us take a look at some of the DIY watermelon beauty hacks that we can implement easily in the comfort of our own homes for a complete skin care routine:

1. Cleanser
In a bowl, mix half a teaspoon of aloe vera gel, 1 teaspoon of watermelon juice, and few drops of lemon juice. Mix well and apply to your face with the help of a cotton ball. Following this, wipe your skin clean with a wet towel or a wet cotton ball and pat dry. It will leave your skin clean and fresh!

2. Toner
In a 100 ml spray bottle, combine 2 parts of watermelon juice, 1 part of rose water, and the juice of half a lemon. Post cleansing, spray this mixture on the face to refresh your skin post cleansing or post sun exposure. In case you don't have a spray bottle, store this mixture in a glass bottle and apply on your skin with a cotton ball. Refrigerate this mixture and use it within one week.

3. Face Pack cum Face Scrub
In a bowl, combine 2 teaspoons of besan (gram flour), 1 teaspoon of orange peel powder, and 3 teaspoons of watermelon juice. Apply this mixture generously on your face and neck and allow it to dry completely. Once dry, wet your face and neck with water and scrub gently in circular upward motions. Wash off completely to reveal smooth, clean, refreshed, and oil-free skin! Use this face pack once a week to tighten the skin, shrink the pores, and reduce skin oiliness noticeably.

4. Anti-ageing Face Pack
In a bowl, combine 2 teaspoons of dahi (yogurt) and 1 teaspoon of watermelon juice. Apply this mixture to your face and wash off after 20 minutes with warm water. You can use this face pack every day.

5. Moisturizing Face Pack
Mix together 1 teaspoon of besan (gram flour), 1 teaspoon of dahi (yogurt), and enough watermelon juice to form a smooth paste. Apply on face & neck, and wash off after 20 minutes with plain water. Use this face pack once a week.

Do comment below and let us know which of these watermelon beauty hacks you tried during this lockdown. Also, do share your own watermelon beauty hacks with us! During this extended lockdown, stay safe, stay calm, and stay beautiful :)