As summer approaches, it is time for you to change your skin care regime and make it more suitable for combating sunburns, dryness, dehydration and blemishes. For this you can use many seasonal fruits for making homemade face masks and packs and watermelon is one of them. With two essential skin friendly vitamins – A and C – watermelon helps in hydrating the layer of your skin, repair skin cells and prevent skin diseases.
Here Are Some Amazing DIY Watermelon Face Packs To Beat Your Summer Skin Woes:
Watermelon squeezes out excess oil from skin all the while keeping it soft and clean. Banana is rich in vitamins B12, B6 and B2 that prevent inflammation and shrink skin pores thereby preventing acne breakouts and leaving the skin supple. Extract juice from a watermelon, take one tablespoon of it and add it to one tablespoon mashed banana. Mix the ingredients into smooth paste and apply it on your face. Leave it on for about half an hour and then wash off.
Summer is a time when you talk about beaches and long walk under the sun. It lifts your mood but also give you terrible sunburns. Take a slice of chilled watermelon, mash it up and apply directly on the sun burned parts of your skin. Let the mash remain on for at least 15 minutes. Wash off with regular water. Watermelons contains lycopene, a natural antioxidant, that shields the skin against harmful UV rays.
For Aging Skin
Watermelon has strong antioxidant properties which help in fighting free radicals that damage skin cells. Besides, 93% of it is water that keeps the skin supple and smooth. All these attributes and fiber help watermelon maintain your skin’s elasticity. Prepare a watermelon and avocado (rich in healthy omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins E and C with strong antioxidant properties) face mask by mashing one slice of watermelon and half an avocado and turning them into smooth paste. Apply the paste on your face and leave it on for 30 minutes. Wash your face with lukewarm water and see results for yourself.
For Dry Skin
Excessive dehydration results in dry patches on your skin with spots and blemishes. This makes you look older than your age. To treat dry skin, you can prepare a homemade mask with watermelon and yogurt. Yogurt with lactic acids will remove dead skin cells and deeply moisturize your skin. Mash a slice of watermelon and add to it yogurt to make a fine paste. Apply this non runny paste on your face and let it remain for 15 minutes. When you will finally wash off with cold water, you will see freshness and radiance on your skin.
For Sensitive Skin
The problem with sensitive skin is that it is highly prone to blemishes, scars and infections. Try a face pack by mixing mashed watermelon and honey. This would naturally cleanse your skin keeping it soft and supple. Honey is a natural humectant that retains moisture. This pack is also great for keeping pimples and acne at bay. Apply the mixture on your face, leave it on for 20 minutes and wash off.
For Clear Skin
Mix one teaspoonfuls each of watermelon juice, cucumber juice and sandalwood powder. Mix all the ingredients until it turns into smooth and thick paste. Apply the mixture on your face and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse off with regular water and say hello to a clear and naturally glowing skin. This is a great face pack for summers as watermelon shrinks skin pores thereby avoiding excess oil secretion and maintains desired moisture level. Cucumber naturally brightens the skin and reduces freckles, sunburns and blemishes. Sandalwood powder with its anti-inflammatory properties and circulation boosting properties give radiance to the skin.