There is no denying the fact that every individual, irrespective of their age, wants to flaunt a healthy looking skin. However, unhealthy lifestyle and dietary habits amalgamated with the pollution often take a toll on the skin. This triggers a host of skin problems including skin rashes, acne, skin pigmentation, to name a few.
While there are numerous skin products available in the market to deal with the skin problems, nothing can be more benefiting than natural products and remedies. In this regard, muskmelon deserves a special mention.
Scientific Name - Cucumis Melo
Muskmelon is laden with some essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin K, B6, niacin, folate, potassium and magnesium, to name a few. It comes as a savior, doing our skin great good. 4 of the amazing skin benefits of muskmelon include:
1. Keeping the skin clean and healthy
This is a vital part of a skincare regime. It includes getting rid of the dead and dry skin cells. While many people prefer to buy expensive skin exfoliators available in the market, you can easily prepare one at home using muskmelon!
For a muskmelon-oatmeal skin exfoliator/scrub you will require :-
- muskmelon pulp (~ 2 spoons)
- oatmeal (~ 1 spoon full)
- turmeric powder (~1/4 a teaspoon)
Mix the ingredients properly. Then slowly and gently massage the Muskmelon-Oatmeal scrub on the skin using your fingertips (in a circular motion) for 5-8 minutes. Leave the scrub for 1-2 minutes and then rinse off with water. Use the scrub twice a week for a more natural glow to your face.
2. Deals with dry skin
For many individuals, dry skin is nothing short of a nightmare - triggering a plethora of skin problems. If you have such a problem, here is an excellent remedy for dry skin!
All you need are :-
- muskmelon pulp (~2 spoons)
- milk powder (~1 spoon)
Mix the ingredients well into a fine paste. Now apply this muskmelon-milk powder paste on your skin and leave it for 9-10 minutes. Wash the paste off with water (preferably cold), pat dry with a towel followed by the application of a mild skin moisturizer. With regular application, you will soon be able to notice the difference.
3. Likewise, it comes in handy for people with oily skin
In a bowl, add :-
- gram flour or besan (~1 spoon)
- muskmelon pulp (~2 spoons)
- freshly squeezed lemon juice (~ 1/2 a spoon)
Mix the ingredients properly until you get a fine paste. Apply the muskmelon-gram flour paste on your skin. Now, with wet hands, gently rub the paste off your skin. Use cold water to wash the paste off. Pat dry the skin and apply aloe vera gel (preferably freshly extracted from the leaf) for maximum benefits.
4. Muskmelon juice is known to hydrate the skin to a significant extent
For a fresh and rejuvenated look, apply muskmelon juice on the face using a cotton ball. Wash off with cold water once you find the muskmelon juice has dried.
5. A rich source of Inositol
Muskmelon is also known to work wonders for individuals dealing with hair fall - promoting healthy hair growth.
Muskmelon comes as a breath of fresh air, taking care of a myriad of skin problems naturally. This is an easy sources, without leaving a big hole in your pocket. Forget the expensive skincare products and include muskmelon into your skincare regime for a healthy, glowing, and rejuvenated skin!