As summers are on its peak and temperature is increasing day by day, we need something to keep ourselves hydrated. And there is nothing better than to enjoy seasonal food and keep yourself hydrated. Yes, watermelon, seasonal fruit of summers which have 92 percent of water and also have some other nutrients. Each bite contains a significant amount of Vitamin A, B6 and C and lots of lycopene, antioxidants, and amino acids. It’s is the best way to keep yourself hydrated in summers. This summer snack is healthy too; it is fat-free and low in sodium. Watermelon needs a minimum temperature of 25 degrees or above to grow. Watermelon constitutes only 6% sugar.
Do you also know that sometimes watermelon extracts are also found in beauty products like shower gels, lipstick and lip glosses due to its hydrating properties.
Benefits of watermelon for hair and skin include:
1. Hair Growth
An amino acid (Arginine) is essential for circulating blood circulation in the scalp and watermelon contains a lot amount of citrulline that increases the level of arginine in the body and hence promote the hair growth.
2. Put an end to hair loss
A fruit which is full of vitamin C, which helps your body to use non-heme iron and ensures that enough iron is in your red blood cells to carry oxygen to your hair follicles and promotes healthy hair.
3. Hair Moisturiser
Watermelon seed has a very light oil which helps to moisturize the hair and you can also use it as a shampoo. A natural shampoo without any chemicals.
4. Skin hydration
Skin which is not hydrated or is dehydrated can lead to a dull and dry. Watermelon has 92 percent of water content which can help a skin to deal with dehydration. It will make your skin look fresher.
5. Use as a skin toner
It has a natural substance which can shrink the tissues. If applied as a toner on your face can lead to shrunken of pores and your face will look clearer and fewer pores will be open.
6. Prevents skin from aging
Skin is the most delicate part of the body because has a thinner layer. Aging signs like blemishes, dark circles, wrinkles, and pigmentation can be easily deal with Watermelon or its juice. It is full of antioxidants such as lycopene, Vitamin C and A which helps in reducing radicals and slow down the aging process. An increase in consumption of vitamin A can encourage the growth of collagen and elastin cells that helps your skin to stay young and supple.
Hope it will help you now to make better use of watermelon. After eating the fruit it’s left over can also be utilized. Watermelon peel can give you a refreshing feel if applied on your face.
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