Watermelon has always been the it summer fruit to indulge in for its health (and other) benefits–sweet, juicy, and 92% water (hence its very appropriate name). Not only does watermelon fulfill your daily dose of H2O and sugar rush craving, it can now provide your biggest beauty needs.
The watermelon beauty-craze started with this Korean brand’s Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask by Glow Recipe. We knew Koreans did their skincare well, but this beautiful combination of their beauty expertise and the skin-nourishing superpowers of summer’s favorite fruit? Magic in a pretty pink jar.
Watermelon has amazing skin-nourishing properties, and this mask will leave your face not only crazy-moisturized, but literally “glowing” with antioxidant and amino acid powers that can battle against fine lines, aging, redness, dullness, dryness, and breakouts.
For a cheaper sample version of the sleeping mask, you can also try their one-time use Watermelon Glow Jelly Sheet Mask. I always loved that Korean beauty companies made disposable face masks–it’s a great way to test out the same line of products before deciding their bigger buys are worth the splurge.
Another watermelon-based beauty product that’s following the trend? Milk Makeup’s Watermelon Brightening Serum. The color alone is so pretty that you almost want to taste the watermelon in it. This serum-on-a-stick is infused with all the natural vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants of the pink fruit, and doubles as both toner and moisturizer. Having my face smell like watermelon and shine like it, too? Count me in.
If you don’t want to spend the money on these delicious but fairly pricey products, you can always just carve up a fresh watermelon yourself and DIY it. You’re getting the real deal for a fraction of the price–who wouldn’t say no to that?
Other ways you can indulge in the watermelon craze this summer? Try blending watermelon into a refreshing, naturally sweetened 100% fruit juice, or following this recipe for a delicious Korean watermelon punch. It’s like watermelon juice but with a kick of sparkling cider and basically whatever else you want to put in it.
And of course, the best watermelon use of all: simply biting into it and enjoying the juice drip down your fingers into a sticky, sweet mess. Just like you’re supposed to. Mmm. Now I want to eat watermelon.
Glow Recipe and Milk Makeup’s products can both be found in Sephora and their websites.