How To Get Better Skin: Watermelon
By now it’s safe to say that if K-Beauty is doing it, we’re doing it. Apparently, watermelon is trending in K-beauty, and thanks to Glow Recipe’s sold-out sleeping mask, we’re onto summer’s favorite fruit for beauty benefits too!
Watermelon is a “superfood”—it’s low-cal but packs a whole lot of nutrients, plus it’s tasty. Watermelon is also booming with antioxidants, including vitamin C, which we know protect our cells from free radical damage, and thus premature aging of the skin. The amino acids arginine, which helps stimulate blood circulation, and citrulline, which acts as a water-binder and natural exfoliant, are also abundant in watermelon, making it beneficial for stimulating hair growth and hydrating the skin (calling all dry skin sufferers). The colorful fruit also has anti-inflammatory properties, thanks to an ingredient called lycopene, making it perfect for acne-prone skin. Vitamin A in watermelon helps to reduce the size of pores and curb oil-production, plus its high water content (92% to be exact) makes it a no-brainer when it comes to skincare. It’s effective and gentle enough for all skin types and, needless to say, it’s seriously good.
We’ve rounded up some watermelon-infused skin goodness to try now…
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Jelly Sheet Mask ($8) – Use this jelly “sheet” mask to instantly cool skin, hydrate, and de-puff all at once!
Pacifica Gem Water Crystal Infused Micellar Cleansing Tonic ($12) – Did we forget to mention that watermelon makes for a great skin toner? Use this micellar water aided with watermelon extract to remove makeup and impurities, and tone skin.
Milk Makeup Watermelon Brightening Serum ($36) – Solid serums are the answer to no-mess skincare on the go! This stick instantly hydrates skin, evens skin tone, diminishes the appearance of dark spots, supports skin elasticity with it’s peptide complex, and leaves a glowing complexion. If only all things were this easy.
Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel ($52) – The watermelon rind that makes up a tri-complex in this hydrating gel quenches thirsty skin for 24 hours, and it’s pH-balanced so it’s good for all skin types. Other ingredients just boost skin’s luminosity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, NBD.
Skinfood Freshmade Watermelon Mask ($13) – A wash off gel mask to hydrate skin, minimize pores, and reduce oil production.
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Clinical Concentrate Hydration Booster ($68) – Seals moisture with hyaluronic acid and watermelon, can be used alone or mixed in with your favorite moisturizer for a hydration kick.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Pink Juice Moisturizer ($39) – Lightweight and oil-free with the added benefit of hyaluronic acid, this serum-like moisturizer hydrates skin all while imparting a natural “glow.”
Algenist Overnight Restorative Cream ($94) – Watermelon is a key ingredient in this anti-aging night cream that helps to restore and renew skin, for literal beauty sleep.
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