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How Watermelon Helps Hair and Skin

By Brandi Swieter 

Watermelon is a favorite summer fruit, with the pink delicious melon on most people’s outdoor barbeque party menu. Many consume the fruit simply for the taste without actually realizing just how many benefits it brings. Watermelon helps the hair and skin in particular.

Faster Hair Growth

Citrulline is found in excess in watermelon. This nutrient helps increase levels of a certain amino acid, known as arginine, within the body. Arginine is known for promoting blood circulation, particularly within the scalp. This is beneficial for faster hair growth.

Keeping Hair Healthy

The red blood cells in the body need iron to ensure they can carry oxygen to various parts of the body, including the hair follicles. Due to the Vitamin C found in watermelon, which helps the body use the appropriate type of iron, this process gets completed as necessary. Watermelon helps to form collagen as well, which is another necessary component of healthy hair.

Hydrating the Skin

The skin needs to remain hydrated if it’s going to appear youthful and soft. Poor hydration leads to dry skin with a dull appearance. Watermelon contains a high percentage of water, making it beneficial for keeping the body hydrated. The skin will look supple and moisturized after eating watermelon several times.

Tones the Skin

Watermelon can be used as a toner. It doesn’t have to be eaten to bring the benefits. Take the juice from the melon and use a cotton pad to apply it to the skin for a toning effect. Combining the juice with cucumber pulp can even help to lighten sunburns.

Fights Wrinkles

Due to the antioxidants found in watermelon, wrinkles can be fought. Damage from free radicals within the body can be prevented by eating watermelon often. Those who prefer to use a direct application can mix watermelon juice with avocado for a face mask that will result in anti-aging effects.

Creates New Skin Cells

Vitamin A is essential for creating new skin cells. To avoid dull, flaky skin, it’s necessary for new cells to be made regularly. Watermelon contains plenty of Vitamin A that will help with this process and make the skin appear clear and smooth instead.

Enjoy watermelon more often throughout the summer months and the rest of the year for a tasty treat that helps the skin and hair. It tastes great and brings plenty of benefits, making watermelon a top choice for snack time.

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

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