We love drinking watermelon juice straight from your cold press juicer, but who would’ve thought that you could apply watermelon juice to your skin as well? Not only are watermelons affordable and delicious, they’re also extremely beneficial to health and, not to mention, our skin. Here, we share with you some do-it-yourself facial mask recipes using fresh watermelon juice.
Watermelons are rich with vitamins, potassium and lycopene, making them excellent at helping with muscle and nerve function, controlling inflammation that contributes to conditions like asthma, diabetes and arthritis, and providing antioxidants that help to reduce the risk of cancer.
When making watermelon juice with your Juicepresso cold press juicer, you’re retaining all the raw nutrients, vitamins and enzymes from the watermelon, which makes the juice produced not only excellent and more delicious when consumed, but also highly beneficial when applying to your skin.
Watermelon helps to hydrate, soften and rejuvenate your skin, and the combination of vitamins A, B6 and C found in watermelons also help to repair and protect your skin as well. Check out the facial mask recipes below to make your own DIY facial mask at home.
For sunburns or sun-damaged skin
Soak cotton pads with fresh watermelon juice and apply to your skin or sunburned areas. Let them on your skin for 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse off with cool water.
For soft, oil-free skin
Mix 1 teaspoon of watermelon juice with 1 teaspoon of plain Greek Yoghurt. The lactic acid and enzymes in the yoghurt will help to gently exfoliate and purify while the watermelon hydrates and heals. Apply the mask to your face and neck for 10 minutes before rinsing off.
For ageing skin
Mix 1 teaspoon of watermelon juice with 1 teaspoon of mashed avocado. Avocado is rich in omega-3 fatty acids that help to plump up the skin. Avocado is also rich in vitamin C and vitamin E, which act as antioxidants for a powerful anti-ageing combination. Apply this mixture to your face and let it sit for 20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.
For dry skin
Mix 1 teaspoon of watermelon juice with 1 teaspoon of organic honey. Honey helps to bring moisture deep into your skin, making the watermelon juice even more efficient in hydrating your skin. Apply to your face and let it sit for 15-20 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
For inflamed, acne-prone skin
Rub watermelon rind onto your skin several times a day. Wait for 10 minutes for your skin to absorb it naturally and then rinse it off with warm water.
So the next time you’re using your cold press juicer to make some watermelon juice, remember to save some for a mid-afternoon DIY facial. Your skin will love you for it.
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