One of our favorite fruits when its warm and sunny outside is watermelon. There’s nothing to beat the taste of an ice cold slice of sweetness! Watermelon juice is also delicious and cooling. Try it with a dash of salt and pepper, or as we do in India, with a little black salt. YUM!
In my exploration of the wonders of all things natural for the face, I guess then there was no surprise to see the wonders of watermelon in the area of natural beauty, too! The white part of the fruit, between the red flesh and the skin, has marvelous anti oxidant, anti aging and anti dryness benefits. Below I’ve listed a few:
Watermelon for dry skin:
Take the white part of the fruit, near the rind, and mash with 1/2 a ripe avocado
Apply generously to cleansed face for about 1/2 hour
Wash off with warm (not hot) water
This provides an incredible, natural moisture surge
Watermelon for aging skin:
Again, you will use the white part of the fruit and blend in a teaspoon of green tea powder (I use organic matcha)
This will be very watery, so to bind it, I add a teaspoon of organic locally grown honey
Apply to cleansed face and lie down if you can to avoid dripping
Wash off with warm water after about 15 or 20 minutes
Your skin will glow after this treatment so advise your friends to wear their dark glasses when they look at you
Watermelon for cleansing and overall skin care
Cut off 2 large pieces of the white of the melon
First mix with the white of an egg
Apply to cleansed skin for 15 minutes, wash off
Mix the remaining fruit with the yolk of an egg
Apply immediately, wait 15 minutes
This treatment does 2 things: the white of the egg deep cleanses the skin, preparing it for the moisture and nutrients provided by the yolk
I like to add some green tea powder to both treatments, but that’s optional
Of course, after all these lovely facials, you can end off with some of our lovely home made rose water tonic!
What’s that sound? You rushing to the grocery store? Great!