Summer and Musk melon!
Muskmelon, cantaloupe or kharbuja is not only an extremely refreshing snack for the summer, but also a great fruit to make your skin soft and glowing. Along with helping the skin to stay hydrated, the fruit is packed with nutrients such as vitamin A, B and C, which help it to stay healthy, young and supple.
🍈Since the cantaloupe is made up of 90% water, applying it to your face helps in reducing any signs of dryness from over exposure to the sun. Try a cooling mask twice a week, made of mashed melon, yoghurt and oatmeal and apply it to your skin for 15-20 minutes. Next, gently massage this and rinse it off with tepid water. While the antioxidant properties of vitamin C in the fruit will treat any UV-related skin damage, the zinc in yoghurt will help calm the burning sensation due to sunburn. Lastly, the oatmeal will help reduce any inflammation and reverse skin damage caused by pollution and sunrays.
🍈To reverse signs of ageing, use a combination of muskmelon and honey on the face and neck for 15 minutes. Muskmelon is packed with vitamin A - which helps with cell production - and vitamin C that helps in the formation of collagen. Meanwhile, honey contains high levels of antioxidants, which help in slowing down the process of degeneration. Combined, the two help reduce fine lines and improve the elasticity of your skin. You can also apply thin slices of the fruit directly to the face to save time.