The origin of the watermelon: Originating from southern Africa, this vine-like flowering plant produces vibrant yellow and white flowers on top of the hairy leaves and provides the characteristic smooth, oval fruit that is known throughout the world. The fruit that we know as watermelon is usually red on the inside, but can be found with orange, yellow or even white flesh. Watermelons are available all year round and need a temperature of 25 degrees Celsius or higher to grow, but are at their best during the summer months. Culturally speaking, watermelon seeds are consumed during the Vietnamese New Year holiday and eaten together with other seeds at Chinese New Year parties, but they are generally becoming more popular around the world. Lets discuss about Benefits of Watermelon For Hair & Skin
The watermelon, a family member of plants such as the pumpkin and melon that also grow on vines, consists of only 6% sugar, but a hydrating 92% water – ideal for rehydrating during the hot summer months. Watermelon extract is often found in beauty products such as shower gels, lipsticks and lip gloss because of its moisturizing properties. Full of vitamins such as vitamins A, B6 and C, watermelon is also full of lycopene and amino acids, all of which contribute to healthy skin that supports the immune system and benefits from antioxidants.
The benefits of watermelon for hair and skin include:
1) Promotes hair growth
Arginine (an amino acid) is essential in our body and helps with blood circulation in the scalp. Watermelon naturally contains a lot of citrulline that increases the level of arginine and is therefore good for promoting hair growth.
2) Prevents hair loss
Watermelon is full of Vitamin C, which helps your body use non-heme iron – this ensures that there is enough iron in your red blood cells to help carry oxygen to your hair follicles, promoting healthy hair. Collagen is also needed for healthy hair growth and watermelon helps promote collagen formation.
3) Hydrates the hair
Watermelon seed oil is a very light oil that helps to hydrate and works very well in watermelon shampoo.
4) Hydrates the skin
Dehydrated skin can lead to a dull and dry appearance, but watermelon has such a high water content that it helps keep the skin hydrated and hydrated. This can help keep your skin supple and look great.
5) Works as a skin toner
Watermelon contains a natural substance that helps shrink body tissues. This basically means that watermelon is a natural toner that can help refresh the skin.
6) Prevents the skin from aging
As we age, our skin becomes thinner and less able to recover from damage. Our body is full of ‘free radicals’ that over time damage cells and can be attributed to the cause of skin aging. Watermelon is full of antioxidants such as lycopene and also vitamins C and A that help to reduce these free radicals that can delay the signs of aging. The consumption of Vitamin A can stimulate the growth of collagen and elastin cells, keeping your skin young and supple.
7) Prevents the production of oil in the skin
The sebaceous glands secrete oil that can be difficult to keep the skin clean. Watermelon is full of Vitamin A, which reduces the amount of skin pores and the amount of oil that your sebaceous glands secrete. Watermelon is believed to help with acne due to these properties.