Like many Skin PhD ingredients, Watermelon was originally found in Africa, and then found its way to the Middle East around 900 A.D. This delicious fruit has made its way around the entire globe, and its sweet, delicious taste is enjoyed by many. Here are seven reasons why watermelon is easily one of the most healthiest fruits in the world!
Watermelon is high in carotenoids
Carotenoids (7,481 mcg per cup) are actually what gives the watermelon its beautiful reddish color. Your body uses carotenoids to make other useful antioxidants. Antioxidants dramatically reduce inflammation and skin cell damage by absorbing free radical oxygen atoms in your body and on your skin (when topically applied).
It is loaded with vitamin C!
To be precise, one cup of watermelon has about 15mg of Vitamin C in it. Vitamin C will tone the appearance of your skin by its ability to fade aging spots.
High in vitamin A
Vitamin A (865 IU per cup), another antioxidant, is also used for its skin tightening properties and is fat soluble. This means that it will be able to hydrate your skin beyond its first layer, which means that over time the use of topical watermelon will visibly improve the appearance of your skin.
Beta carotene (461 mcg per cup) is great for hydrating the skin. This is especially important because as we age, dry skin can lead to peeling, discoloration, and even promote the formation of fine lines.
High in potassium
Potassium (170 mg per cup) helps rejuvenate skin cells, more specifically, the rejuvenation of collagen in the skin. Collagen is what gives skin its elasticity and makes your skin tight and youthful.
Great anti-inflammatory properties
Because of the flavonoids, carotenoids, and triterpenoids in watermelon, It has great anti-inflammatory properties. This means that it will help reduce any redness, puffiness, or irritation in the skin.
Rich in citrulline
Inside our bodies, citrulline assists the kidneys in amino acid composition. this in turn, this leads to increased blood flow. Increased blood flow helps the skin make new skin cells by helping much needed vitamins and minerals reach the layers of the skin. Essentially, this allows the skin to retain elasticity, to heal, and to retain its supple appearance.
Skin PhD utilizes watermelon and other nutrients to naturally make your skin more beautiful over time. To learn more about Renaissance, click here.