Watermelon: The Ultimate Summer Skincare Hydration

Watermelon: Your favorite hydrating summer treat is also one of your skincare’s most hydrating ingredients. Aside from it being the perfect shade of summer pink, the H20 rich sweetness never fails to bring a smile. So why should we deprive out skin of that same happiness?  

Watermelon is the ultimate skin glowing ingredient. We already know loading up on fruits and veggies can help keep you hydrated and healthy from the inside out. Watermelon is no exception. The same vitamins that benefit your body—vitamins A, B, and C—have great benefits for your skin. All have properties that help strengthen, nourish, and protect, and vitamin C helps stimulate collagen production and brighten up your complexion to boost your overall glow and is great for sun damaged skin.

The vitamin A reduces pore size and the amount of oil that your sebaceous glands secrete. Watermelon is believed to help with acne and inflammation due to this these properties. 

The vitamin B that helps strengthen, nourish, and protect. It helps the body produce healthy new skin cells. Vitamin B also helps reduce the sign of age spots and other forms of skin discoloration.

Watermelon also contains high levels of vitamin C which help stimulate collagen production and brighten up your complexion to boost your skin’s overall glow. It combats age spots and hyperpigmentation.

The folic acid in watermelon also improves signs of aging by supporting collagen gene expression collagen fiber density. When the skin ages so do the decline of natural collagen production, causing saggy skin and wrinkles, but leaves skin dewy, smooth, and luscious. 

Not only is Watermelon rich in vitamins and antioxidants, it’s also rich in anti-aging agents like lycopene, which helps delay the skin’s aging process. It helps repair damaged skin cells, regenerate new ones, fight free radicals, and slow the breakdown of collagen to improve firmness and elasticity. It preserves your skin’s ability to stay smooth, plump, and preserve its youthful glow. Lycopene is also great for sensitive skin, acne-prone skin, or you’re experiencing redness and inflammation, watermelon is a go-to ingredient for you. Lycopene as an antioxidant has strong anti-inflammatory properties that help calm skin irritation.

Watermelon is also a great ingredient for gently exfoliating away dead skin cells that can clog your pores and keep your skin from looking healthy and bright. It is rich in malic acid, which helps remove dead skin cells, but will never give your skin that tight feeling because of its multiple moisturizing properties. Malic acid is also great for sensitive skin types, because it helps gently break down dead skin cells from the upper layers of your skin, resulting in a much smoother, even complexion. Watermelon also contains glutathione, which has  skin lightening and brightening qualities. 

Watermelon also has a very high-water content, 93% water. This is why it not only helps to moisturize your skin, but it helps your skin retain that moisture. And malic acid is also a humectant, which means it naturally draws in moisture for a steady supply of hydration. 

Want healthy, dewy, hydrated, bright skin? Watermelon is your new favorite go-to. Whether it’s snacking on the refreshing fruit or incorporating into your skincare routine, it’s a favorite of ours and one of the many, fresh, handpicked clean ingredients in our Vie En Rose Mile High Ultra-Hydrating Mist.