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Watermelon Skin Care? Why This Summer Fruit Is Beauty’s Latest Trend

* Watermelon is rich in antioxidants
* These products help to soften skin and deliver a healthy glow
* Watermelon also helps to plump and hydrate

If you haven’t noticed, watermelon has been slowly creeping into your beauty products lately and for good reason – this amazing fruit contains a hydrating 92% water which is ideal for rehydrating thirsty, dried out skin. In addition to hydration, watermelon is full of vitamins such as Vitamin A, B6 and C, contains lycopene (antioxidants = anti-agers) and amino acids all of which contribute to visibly healthier skin.

Below are some of the top products out there that all contain this wonder fruit with the promise of skin that will be well hydrated and moisturized, refreshed and toned and most of all, young and supple.

1. After-Sun Mask

The Sephora Watermelon After-Sun Mask is a cooling biocellulose mask that comes with two separate pieces for the face and decollete.  When applied to sun-burnt, dehydrated and/or dry skin, the mask will instantly soothe while hydrating the skin as well. Simply apply the mask, leave on for 15 minutes and experience refreshed, dewy and relaxed skin that will also help elongate any suntan you may have.

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2. Face Mask

If sheet masks aren’t your thing, then this Freshmade Watermelon Mask by SkinFood might be a great alternative. This is a special kind of wash-off mask that delivers the potent benefits of watermelon to your skin without the bother of applying a sheet. What you will reap is next level hydration, a mask that instantly soothes, hydrates and moisturizes your skin with watermelon’s anti-oxidant rich properties that will also help minimize pores and oil production. This mask is great for all skin-types and if you prefer an even cooler experience, place in the fridge prior to use.

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3. Balancing Toner

Toners have been welcomed back to the beauty market in a big way as of late after being stagnant for a few years. The new and improved toners are a fast delivery system for hydration and not the alcohol ridden ones of the past that desperately dried out your skin. Sent From Earth’s Neroli Watermelon Balancing Toner is a new breed of toner that revitalizes and restores the skin’s natural balance using natural plant-based extracts such as watermelon and neroli. It removes impurities from the skin while minimizing the appearance of pores for a deeply hydrated, healthy-looking complexion and preps for any skincare routine that follows.


4. Hydrating Toner

Another nourishing toner option is the PCA Skin Hydrating Toner. This is designed to give an extra boost of hydration to all skin types. The key ingredients including watermelon, apple and lentil fruit extracts help alleviate free radical damage and dryness while improving moisture retention and keeping skin supple all day. This is a great toner to take with you and mist throughout the day for immediate hydration and a refreshing uplift.

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5. Brightening Serum

Milk Makeup’s Watermelon Brightening Serum is a serum that diminishes the appearance of dark spots, delivers hydration with watermelon fruit extract and reduces the appearance of fine lines, leaving you with luminous, glowing skin. Milk Makeup’s innovative, multi-use products are designed for an on-the-go lifestyle and their innovative delivery system of a solid serum stick makes application fast and easy.

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6. Pink Juice Moisturizer

Our last watermelon choice product is by Glow Recipe, a newer entrant to the K-Beauty-inspired market and they have made a splash with their first two, watermelon-specific products. The Pink Juice Moisturizer is a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer that gives skin nothing but “lush, juicy radiance.” Recommended for use morning and night, this moisturizer delivers baby-soft skin around the clock, feels cool on contact and has a bouncy, gel-emulsion texture. In addition to the watermelon extracts, hydrating hyaluronic acid and soothing botanicals have been added to calm irritation, brighten and fight free radical damage to ward off future fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots. 

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