This Summer fruit will quench your thirst and skin, too

Although the first day of Spring is yet to arrive, I cannot help but muse about Summer. Spring paves the way for what is to come in the warmest months of the year. Many mark this voyage to Summer with rituals that seem to transcend culture. Some people get rid of their Fall and Winter garb to make room for soft, sweet, and fun Spring and Summer pieces. And some people clean their homes from top to bottom. The desire for a #summerbody increases as people flood gyms and other workout circuits in hopes of attaining a look that is swimsuit [read: Instagram] worthy. 

Like Spring, there are many things to look forward to during the Summer, and delicious fruits are all of them. Of the many fruits and vegetables that flourish during Summer, watermelon is one of them. Yes, watermelon and Summer go together like peanut butter and jelly, LA highways and traffic, and so on. Although most fruits include water, watermelon is true to its name as it is 92% water and 6% sugar. That explains why it is one of the most popular fruits to eat during the warmest months of the year! Because of its high water content, the watermelon keeps you hydrated in ways that other fruits cannot. That is a plus for your skin! That brings us to our topic for the day:

Why watermelon and its extracts are so beneficial for your skin

No matter your skin type, hydration is essential for your skin. When your skin lacks proper hydration, your sebaceous [oil] glands overproduce oil that can lead to annoying breakouts or result in acne, a skin disease without a cure. It is best to know your skin type to source skincare products that work best for your skin. One of the biggest beauty trends of the year implores us to keep our skincare routines minimal anyway.

Watermelon is one of those natural skincare ingredients that is an elixir for your skin. It is best for all skin types and people of all ages. It moisturizes, plumps, and soothes the skin, which is essential from Spring to Winter. This Summer fruit contains some of the nutrients that our skin needs to thrive including:

  • Beta carotene or vitamin A: the key skincare ingredient found in retinol, a critical anti-aging skincare solution
  • Vitamin C: the key skincare ingredient that exfoliates and brightens your skin; plus stimulate collagen production 
  • Lycopene: an antioxidant that prevents skin discoloration, texture changes, and fine lines and wrinkles 

With these skincare ingredients alone, you may see why watermelon is the perfect natural skincare ingredient for people who want to go the Skinimalist route or want to have that coveted Summer glow!

The glowing truth about antioxidants

In case you did not know, vitamin C and lycopene are antioxidants. There are many health benefits of antioxidants, and clear, glowing skin is one of them. Antioxidants help your skin to repair itself. Although it takes about 28 days for new cells to turn over with your skin, certain skincare products and procedures can speed up that process to reveal new skin!

Every day you venture into the outside world, antioxidants defend your skin against free radicals that want to destroy your skin! Free radicals are pollutants and other toxins that can cause irreparable damage to your skin over time. Knowing this, you can see why we are so keen on including watermelon and its extracts in our skincare products! Our Woke Bae Whenever Moisture Spritz is ideal for hydration. Whether you are prepping your skin to apply a full face of makeup, or you need a pick me upper on-the-go, this lightweight moisture spritzer is the perfect wake-up call!

Apart from hydrating the skin, other skincare benefits of watermelon and its extracts include: 

  • Skin toning
  • Anti-aging 
  • Collagen production 

So, there you have it! Another hydrating natural skincare ingredient that you can find at your local farmer's market or in your refrigerator. Here at Masktini, we are all about gentle skincare, so watermelon-based skincare products fall in line with what we think your skin deserves! In this age of Skinimalism, opt for the skincare products that do the most yet cost you and the environment, at the absolute least. In the meantime, follow us on Instagram. Keep up with our latest developments, such as our appearance in the 2021 Grammys gift bags! Until next time…