DIY: Watermelon Rind Face Mask recipe

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Watermelon is great for your skin because it contains vitamin A, and lowers the size of your skin pores and diminishes the oil hidden by the sebaceous glands.

Vitamin A is necessary for the growth of all bodily tissues, including skin and hair.

Watermelon is packed with antioxidants and free radical–fighting lycopene.

Adequate intake of vitamin C (one cup of watermelon provides 21% of daily needs) is also needed for the building and maintenance of collagen which provides structure to skin and hair.

Watermelon also contributes to overall hydration, which is vital for having healthy looking skin and hair.

Watermelon may be one of the most appropriately named fruits as it is a melon that’s 98 percent water.

It’s also got a healthy amount of vitamin A and C, potassium, magnesium, and other important nutrients and just like a cucumber you can eat the rind too.

Using Watermelon on your skin can also help soothe heat rash, acne and sunburn.

Here is a DIY Watermelon Rind Face Mask that you can make at home in your kitchen:

Step 1: Slice watermelon into quarters, creating 2-inch-thick triangular wedges.
Step 2: Remove pink flesh so that only a hint of it remains on the rind.
Step 3: Chill rind in refrigerator for at least 10 minutes.
Step 4: Using a mandolin, slice the rind into paper-thin pieces and apply directly to irritated skin until the cooling sensation subsides.

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