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Using Watermelon to Improve Skin

By Brandi Swieter 

Watermelon is a delicious treat that many people enjoy during the summer months. What many do not realize, however, is that the pink fruit is not just a tasty treat. It is also the ideal skin care product intended to enhance the look and feel of the skin overall. Anyone hoping to reduce wrinkles and more can do so with the help of a watermelon concoction.

Vitamin A Helps Create Skin Cells

New skin cells are necessary for individuals who want to improve their skin. This will cause the skin to appear more clear, smooth, and youthful. Vitamin A, which is found in watermelon, is essential for this job. Without it, new cells could not be created as necessary.

Antioxidants Keep the Skin Wrinkle-Free

Fighting wrinkles is one of the biggest problems aging adults face. Both men and women suffer from wrinkled and aging skin that hinders appearance. Watermelon has plenty of antioxidants that keep free radicals from going haywire within the body. Keeping these radicals away will work to keep the skin wrinkle-free and help to reduce some of the anti-aging effects harmful compounds place on the skin.

Water Improves Skin Hydration

The skin needs to remain hydrated if it's going to give off a soft and youthful appearance. Drinking plenty of water will help, but not everyone has an adequate intake of the calorie-free beverage. Those who get enough watermelon to eat in their diet can experience the hydrating effects needed to keep the skin moisturized. Watermelon contains a high percentage of water, which is why the fruit works so well at this task.

Fruit Juice Can Tone the Skin

Most people realize that lemon juice works as a natural skin toner. What some fail to see is that other fruit juices work just as well. The juice from watermelons can easily tone the skin, especially when paired with some pulp. Mix cucumber pulp and watermelon juice for a beneficial combination that will lighten sunburns, erase dark spots, and otherwise change the skin's hue.

Individuals hoping to enhance their skin should use watermelon to their advantage. The fruit offers powerful antioxidants and vitamins that work to eliminate negative compounds within the body and keep the skin growing anew and looking fresh and clean. Watermelon is an excellent choice for a hydrating treat any time of year due to its abundance of advantages.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Evans, Ga.

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