Beauty Benefits Of Watermelon: Summer Skin Care Secrets

by Somreeta Mukherjee on May 19, 2011 · 55 comments

watermelonIf you think that watermelon is a just one of those delicious fruits that help to quench your thirst and keep your body hydrated throughout the hot summer months, let me tell you, it is definitely more than that. A rich storehouse of potassium as well as vitamins C, A and B6, this juicy fruit is known to possess immense nutritional benefits. But while the health benefits of watermelons are discussed at length, the beauty facts are still not widely known. Watermelon is beneficial to your skin and incorporating this sweet and subtly crunchy fruit in your regular diet and beauty regime can prove to be a boon for your beauty needs.

Top Ten Beauty Facts Related to Watermelons

  • Watermelon is an excellent source of anti-oxidants. Thus, it aids to fight the free radicals which are considered responsible for the occurrence of age-spots, fine lines and wrinkles. Watermelon is efficient in preventing your skin from these damages.
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  • Watermelon is loaded with Vitamin A that assists to reduce the size of pores on your skin and consequently, minimize excessive secretion of oil.
  • Watermelon contains 92% water and thus, it helps to hydrate your body and impart a healthy look. When your body is hydrated, the production of collagen is promoted and you get a firm and young-looking skin.
  • The acids contained in watermelon work have exfoliating properties to make your skin radiant.
  • The calorie content of watermelon is low and therefore, eating this fruit keeps you in shape.
  • Watermelon is a natural diuretic that facilitates the flushing out of toxins from your body gently and it cleanses your system to reveal youthful skin.
  • Watermelon has moisturizing properties that boosts the moistness of your skin.
  • Watermelon can rejuvenate and revitalize skin that is dull and affected.
  • Watermelons are known to prevent acnes effectively.
  • Watermelon juice guards your skin from the damages made by the sun.

How to Integrate Watermelons in Your Skincare Regimen

  • After grating a watermelon, take out the juice and apply it on your face. Keep for fifteen minutes. Wash off with hot water first and then with cold water. This will give you a fresh and clean feeling.
  • If you want to close open pores, mix watermelon juice with crushed mint leaves. Freeze the mixture and rub the ice cubes on your skin. This will also have a cooling and soothing effect on your skin.
  • A cup of watermelon pieces can be smashed and applied on the face to tighten the skin. Leave this pack for ten minutes, relax and then rinse. This exfoliates your skin and gives you a natural facelift. You can also choose to exfoliate your skin by combining mashed watermelon pulp with yoghurt (if you have an oily skin) or with banana (if you have a dry skin).
  • To prepare a natural toner, combine the juice of watermelon with honey and apply it on dry skin. For catering to the needs of oily skin, you need to mix a cup of watermelon juice with two tablespoon of witch hazel; add two spoons of water. Dab it on your face with a cotton ball.

watermelon scrubWatermelon is used for making natural body scrub which will add a glowing effect to your body. Mix one cup of watermelon pulp, crushed in a blender, thoroughly with sugar. Add lemon juice and store it in an air tight container for about a week in the refrigerator. Rub it on your skin for gentle exfoliation whenever you take a bath. In summer, this cool scrub is going to soothe and relieve your tired skin. Watermelon scrub can also be prepared by mixing the pulp with a bit of gram flour. Use this simple recipe to get a bright skin tone effortlessly.

Watermelon forms a vital ingredient for face-packs that give you smooth complexion and soft skin. Mix the pulp of watermelon and cucumber in equal quantities and apply it on your face and neck. Leave it on for twenty minutes and rinse. This pack is useful for treating sunburns and tanned skin so that you do not have to compromise when it comes to your looks in the summer.

To protect your feet from the scorching heat on dusty summer days, pedicure is a must and what can be better than a watermelon pedicure in the hot season to soothe tired feet? Crush half-a-cup watermelon and strain the juice. Mix crushed almonds (one teaspoon) and yoghurt (quarter cup). Apply the mixture on your feet in circular movements. Remove it with a tissue. Rinse with water to discover gorgeous feet.

Also Read:
Health and Beauty Benefits of Olive Oil
Health & Beauty Benefits of Papaya
Health and Beauty Benefits of Orange
Aloe Vera: Beauty Benefits
Water : Health & Beauty Benefits
Natural Beauty Benefits of Honey
Health and Beauty Benefits of Coconut Oil

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calicoaster May 19, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Nice post Somreeta!! :D :D Me louuuuuuuuuuu water melons!! :)) :))

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 19, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Thanx Cali…..esp in this hot summer, it is a boon!! I love watermelons toooooooooo!!
:woot: :woot:

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Mrunmayee May 19, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Me loves watermelon soooo much!!!!! It’s unrelated but I’ll tell you what i do.. I scoop out watermelon chunks and pop those in the freezer.. When they are all frozen i use as alternatives for Ice cubes.. That’s the intended use, but mostly I end up popping them in my mouth as is… :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 19, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Oh wow Mrunmayee!! :waytogo: Dats a nice idea.. will try that for sure!! Im ready to do anything to beat this horrible heat in Kolkata :happydance: :happydance:

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Mrunmayee May 19, 2011 at 4:01 pm

I know.. The heat’s really killing here too..

Btw, is that your wedding pic?? You look gorgeous!!!

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 19, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Hey Mrunmayee.. :thanks: but Im not married yet :yelo: :yelo: this pic was taken at my friend’s marriage reception :jiggy2: :jiggy2: BTW, where r u from???

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Uzma May 19, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Somreeta, Nice article :yes:
These days I’m having watermelon juice instead of the regular fruit drinks like Maaza & Slize, I’m loving it :yahoo:
BTW what does Somreeta mean?

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 19, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Hey Thank you Uzma :toothygrin: :toothygrin: Yes!!! I too have tried having the homemade watermelon sherbets and they r cool!!!!!!!!!! anytime any day..i love natural fruit drinks better than aerated ones :jiggy1:

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 19, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Oh….my name!! the interesting part is..when my parents named me..they didnt consider if it has or has not any meaning..they loved the name for its own sake and chose it for their darling daughter :yelo: :yelo: however, i have tried searching for the meanings and come across 2 explanations that r likely: “AS BEAUTIFUL AS THE MOON” and ‘SOMEONE WHO MAINTAINS EQUALITY OF FRIENDSHIP” :jiggy1: :jiggy1:
by the way..what does UZMA mean???

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Uzma May 19, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Somreeta, beautiful meanings especially for girls :))
Uzma means ” Glorious” hee hee

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 19, 2011 at 4:41 pm

wow!! lovely meaning Uzma! :inlove: :blush:

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Rati May 19, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Somreeta watermelon is my mostest favouritest fruit in the world. I am so happy it has so many benefits.. :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

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Mrunmayee May 19, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Hee hee… I was waiting for exactly this comment from you!!!! :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Rati May 19, 2011 at 4:15 pm

:yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: aaj hi sanjeev se i was saying watermelon kahatm ho gaya hai mera. :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 19, 2011 at 4:22 pm

ab toh aur bhi zyada jaldi jaldi khatam hoga!!!! eating followed by application or may be vice versa!! hehehe :woot: :woot:

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Rati May 19, 2011 at 4:24 pm

hihihihihihihi :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 19, 2011 at 4:18 pm

@Rati : few more ‘beautiful’ reasons to call it your mostest favoritest fruit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOLzzzzzzzzzzz :lol:

@Khushboo: :thanks: So now that u have it in your basket, what r u waiting for??????? theory time over..now its practical time :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Rati May 19, 2011 at 4:20 pm

I know Somareeta. I will learn all the benefits of watermelon and keep thiking about them while eating. I’ll be so happy. :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 19, 2011 at 4:36 pm

hahaha…. :lol2: :lol2:

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dr shivani May 19, 2011 at 4:26 pm

RAti dooooooooo:)

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Rati May 19, 2011 at 4:27 pm

shivaaniii.. :D :D Kya kiya poora diin.. :toothygrin:

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dr shivani May 19, 2011 at 4:28 pm

heheheheh
bataaoooon???????????
shopping!!!!!!!!!!!11 :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

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Rati May 19, 2011 at 4:30 pm

jab dekho shopping karte rehte hoo.. isliye mujhe bula rahe the.. :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

ab kya liya.. :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain:

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dr shivani May 19, 2011 at 4:34 pm

haan isiliye hehehehhe rati dooo :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

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Rati May 19, 2011 at 4:36 pm

:hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: ab one month tak koi shopping mat karna :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

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dr shivani May 19, 2011 at 4:29 pm

got loreal morphose foundation and lakem enrich o134 :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Rati May 19, 2011 at 4:32 pm

I really really wanted to know how that loreal foundation is.. fast fast use karo aur fast fast review bhii.. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

I also have 134 :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :snicker: :snicker:

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dr shivani May 19, 2011 at 4:36 pm

me liked it at the store………..will review it and send the post for /IMBB????
me loved 134 shade :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Rati May 19, 2011 at 4:41 pm

oh no! not necessarily. you can do it on your blog also, I can read it there as well. Whatever you prefer. :puchhi: :puchhi:

134 us so wearble na..

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dr shivani May 19, 2011 at 4:44 pm

ya………..will review it here…….coz me love you :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: ….heheheheh..sanjeev will be soosooo worried now…..tell him aisi koi baat nahi hai sanjeev :shame: :shame: :shame: ..hum dono sirf acche dost hain!!! :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:

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Rati May 19, 2011 at 4:46 pm

:lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: Love you too. :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

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Sanjeev May 19, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Not worried at all Shivani, aisa kijiye meri biwi ki shopping ka aadha kharcha aap hi bear kar lijiye. O:)

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dr shivani May 19, 2011 at 4:57 pm

hi hi!!!!! u online only. :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: ……………ok done……now will shop soo sooo sooo much more ki aadha kharcha for you will be 5 times poora kharcha alone.bbbuuuhhhahahahahahahha…then you will regret above suggestion :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire:

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Sanjeev May 19, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Ab jab aap 5 times poora kharcha kar hi rahi hain to mujhe kharch karne ki kya jaroorat… by the way, aap hamesha Rati ki dost rahengi na? Actually, main soch raha tha paise bacha bacha kar Nariman Point par ek ghar le loon. O:)

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dr shivani May 19, 2011 at 5:07 pm

oh ho maine socha rent per lena hai per app to kharidne ki batt kar rahe ho :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho:

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Sanjeev May 19, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Aap meri biwi ki shopping karwaogi to Hollywood mein bhi ek ghar le loonga. O:) O:) O:) Thodi daya kijiye, ek aadh crore rupaiye mein aapka kya jaayega. :whistle: :whistle:

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dr shivani May 19, 2011 at 5:27 pm

tumhaari biwi itna shopping karti hai !!! :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: ! must inform my husband immediately. :phone: :phone: :phone: :phone: :phone: :phone: :phone: :phone: :phone: ……..ki dekho it is not abnormal to shop shop shop ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-)

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Sanjeev May 19, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Nahin karti to nahin, mere credit card ki limit hai na… O:) Par agar aap karwayengi to aapka dil rakhne ke liye woh poora Select City Walk khareed laayegi. :handshake:

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dr shivani May 19, 2011 at 5:35 pm

:lol2: hehehehehheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee………tooo good :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: ……ab to aana padega …….aur tum logon ki khatirdaari seheni padegi …ohhhh :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

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Shai May 19, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Our office boy brings watermelon juice and chunks around every now and then… Im gonna shock him by applying it on my phiz… but seriously, I need pore intervention, so I will defnly try this out.

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 20, 2011 at 12:43 am

Lolzzz :lol: :lol: by the way, where r u working Shai??

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Shai May 20, 2011 at 5:38 pm

In an ad agency in Cochin – I’m a copywriter… but here on IMBB I am more like a trainee/novice :)

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Rati May 20, 2011 at 6:04 pm
dr shivani May 19, 2011 at 5:06 pm

heheheheehhhee……haan hamesha hamesha…..lelo……waise hi NP ka rent dete hue shopping ki koi gunzaaish nahi…….to no shopping matlab mera no half share yayayayyay :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Ankita May 19, 2011 at 8:40 pm

I didn’t know the benefits of external application of watermelon on skin! Thanks Somreeta :waytogo:

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Miu May 20, 2011 at 9:40 am

very nicely gathered facts of watermelon the footcare section is awesome never heard of that but liked it………………keep it up………waiting more of this

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Swati May 20, 2011 at 12:24 pm

WaterMelonnnnnn. :D :D :D :D .. my most favourite fruit.. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 20, 2011 at 12:43 pm

hey Swati, one of mine favorites too!!!!!!! :jiggy1:

@Ankita- :puchhi:

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miu May 21, 2011 at 10:50 am

great article !!! never thought about the pedicure option of water melon great going will try it…………………..cheers to watermelon ;-)

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