Get Radiant with Homemade Watermelon Face Packs

By on January 5, 2014

Watermelons are among the most fibrous fruits and have a juicy yummy taste that most of us cannot resist. A ripe watermelon is composed of over 90% of water. It is a very good source of Vitamin A  making it great for the skin and Vitamin C which boosts the immune system. It is rich in anti-oxidants, thereby making it an excellent choice for slowing down aging. You can gain all the health benefits of watermelons by digging into slices of the fruit. At the same time, if you apply it on your face, you can get a variety of benefits from face packs made out of watermelon. Let us take a look at a few homemade watermelon face packs for different purposes.

Homemade Watermelon Face Packs

Homemade Watermelon face pack to treat sunburn

If you have just returned from an afternoon out in the sun and are suffering from sunburn, then simply mash a slice of watermelon and apply it on the skin. It is great if the watermelon is chilled. Leave this on the skin for about fifteen minutes while you relax. Wash it off with a splash of cold water afterwards. This cooling face pack will help soothe sunburns.

Homemade Watermelon face pack for glowing skin

Watermelon face pack with curd

If you have very dry skin that looks dull and aged, then make this face pack immediately and try it on the skin. Mash together a small slice of watermelon with a few tbsp of yogurt to make a fine paste. Better still, beat the mixture in a blender and apply it on the skin. Both the watermelon and the yogurt help in hydrating the skin. The yogurt will help remove any dead cells and moisturize the skin from within. Wash it off with some warm water to get glowing skin.

Homemade Watermelon face pack for aging skin

Both watermelon and avocado are rich in anti-oxidants, making them the perfect choice to treat aging skin. Watermelon is packed with fiber and water content while avocados are rich in healthy fats. Together, they help improve the elasticity of the skin and help it look more youthful and renewed. Mash together a small slice of watermelon with half an avocado until they form a smooth paste. Apply this mixture on the face and the neck in a thin layer and leave it on for about half an hour. Wash it off with warm water. This face pack when used on the skin regularly helps the skin remain youthful.

Homemade face pack for sensitive skin

Watermelon face pack with honey

If you have oily or sensitive skin but want a face pack that will cleanse your skin and make it soft while not making it overtly oily, then mix together half a cup of mashed watermelon with a tsp of honey. You can choose to eat some of it if you want, it is that tasty! The rest, apply on your face and leave on for about fifteen minutes. Wash it off with cold water. Both watermelon and honey will help keep your skin super soft but not excessively oily.

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Aparna Anand

After a stint in an MNC in Bangalore, Aparna has now started doing what she loves the most- writing. Travelling and cooking come a close second and third. She lives in Mumbai with her husband.

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