We’re celebrating National Watermelon Day by slicing and dicing this luscious fruit into home spa treatments. Loaded with vitamins A and C, watermelons also contain lycopene, a potent antioxidant that helps stave off aging. Watermelons are mostly water and act as a natural astringent to revitalize and hydrate dry summer skin.
So let’s get slicing!
Hydrating Watermelon Facial Mask
Mix 1 tablespoon of fresh, stained watermelon juice with 1 tablespoon honey. Apply to clean skin and leave on for up to 20 minutes.
Smoothing Watermelon Facial Mask
Mix 2 tablespoons of fresh, puréed watermelon with 2 tablespoons yogurt. Slather on face and neck and leave on for about 10 minutes.
Clarifying Watermelon Facial Mask
In a small bowl, mash about a 1/4 cup of fresh watermelon chunks until smooth. Apply to clean skin and leave on until the juice dries, about 10 minutes.
Fresh Face Watermelon Toner
Mix 2 tablespoons of fresh, strained watermelon juice with 1 tablespoon vodka, 2 tablespoons witch hazel, 2 tablespoons purified water and the juice from 1 lemon wedge. Dab onto clean skin with a cotton ball.
Watermelon and Sugar Body Polish
Mix about 1 cup of fresh puréed watermelon chunks until smooth with 1 cup of white table sugar. Massage onto skin.
Flat Belly Watermelon Spa Tonic
Fill a pitcher with about 2 cups of fresh watermelon chunks. Add 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary and juice of half a fresh lemon. Fill with purified water and a scoop of ice. Chill for about 10 minutes in the refrigerator.
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