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Beauty Tips 5 fascinating beauty benefits of watermelon you didn't know

Watermelon is packed with lycopene and amino acids, all combining to contribute towards healthy skin, aiding the immune system, and benefiting from antioxidants.

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Watermelon, a relative of plants such as squash, pumpkin and cantaloupe grow on vines. It constitutes only 6% sugar and a hydrating 92% water ideal for rehydrating during the hot summer months.

Full of vitamins such as Vitamin A, B6 and C, watermelon is also packed with lycopene and amino acids, all combining to contribute towards healthy skin, aiding the immune system, and benefiting from antioxidants.

The benefits of watermelon for hair and skin include:

  • Promotes hair growth

Watermelon naturally contains a lot of citrulline that increases the level of arginine and is therefore good for promoting hair growth.

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  • Prevents hair loss

Watermelon is packed with Vitamin C, which helps your body to use non-heme iron this ensures that enough iron is in your red blood cells to assist in carrying oxygen to your hair follicles, promoting healthy hair.

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  • Moisturises hair

Watermelon Seed Oil is a very light oil, which helps to moisturise and works very well in watermelon shampoo.

  • Natural toner

This juicy red fruit is a natural astringent that enhances the appearance of our skin by acting as a natural toner. For the best results, massage your skin with a fresh watermelon slice or blend it with honey.

If you have oily skin, you can add hazelnut powder to watermelon juice extract and apply it on your face and neck to keep it well-hydrated.

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  • Removes excess oil from the skin

Watermelon is a rich source of vitamin A which is vital to the health and vitality of our skin. It reduces the size of the skin pores and minimizes the oil secreted by the sebaceous glands.

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