Who doesn’t enjoy a slice of watermelon during the warm weather months? Wonderful as a snack, watermelon also makes a great ingredient for a face toner.
Yes, you need to keep yourself hydrated all day long by sipping on lots of water but your skin too needs some hydration every now and then. For that, you need a hydrating mist/toner that you can spritz anytime you feel your skin is losing its freshness or just when you start feeling lazy.
The hot days take away the natural glow of our face and make our skin look dull if we don’t keep it hydrated. On days you feel your skin feels dehydrated and dull, applying some refreshing toner can add an instant glow and make your face feel lighter.
Skin brightening can easily be achieved by using any homemade carrot toner reguarly on your face. The beta carotene content present in the carrots can easily treat the damaged skin and prevent it from further damage.
The vitamin C in carrots has skin lightening properties which could promote your skin tone and make your face appear bright.
This toner can effectively hydrate your skin and also reduce the dark spots, wrinkles and facial lines on your face.
Many people don’t know these fruits have some amazing beauty benefits; but hey! worry not, that’s why I am HERE.
Table of Content
Benefits of using watermelon carrot toner
How to make watermelon carrot toner at home
Side effects of watermelon carrot toner
Frequently asked questions about watermelon carrot toner
Benefits Of Using This Watermelon Carrot Toner
Watermelon has natural substances that shrink the skin tissues and tone it. This fruit works as a natural toner for your skin.
If you have oily skin, this watermelon toner would work wonders for you. Watermelon has vitamin A which reduces the size of your skin pores and this further prevents the production of oil in the skin. It also works well on acne prone skin.
Here you can read more about the reasons why I love to include fruits in my homemade skincare products
Reduces signs of ageing
Packed with antioxidants, watermelon helps in reducing the free radicals ninth skin which slows down the signs of ageing. Using this hydrating toner would help you reduce the appearance of signs of ageing and make your skin look soft and young.
Watermelon is so refreshing on a hot day because of its high water content. For this same reason, watermelon skincare products can moisturize and help combat dry skin. When applied topically, it can help replenish skin moisture, improving hydration levels and reducing dryness and roughness.
Watermelon is rich in amino acids, which makes it a great option for acne-prone skin or inflammed skin. For some people, it helps even the skin´s texture, brightens the skin, and even add a nice glow. Watermelon contains amino acids like citrulline, which have soothing and anti-inflammatory effects on the skin. When used in skincare, watermelon can help alleviate skin redness, irritation, and sensitivity, making it beneficial for individuals with sensitive or reactive skin. If you live in a cold, dry climate, there´s another benefit, as citrulline can also help protect the skin in these conditions.
By using its powerful antioxidant properties, watermelon toner helps your skin look its best. Skin cells damaged by external factors such as UV rays need help to regain their collagen and elastin proteins inorder to prevent skin sagging and hyperpigmentation, also known as age spots.
Firms your skin
Watermelon is rich in antioxidant, lycopene and vitamin C that help fight free radical damage and enhance elasticity of the skin. Vitamin C boosts collagen, this reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and making the skin look firmer and radiant. The vitamins also brighten the dull skin.
Watermelon is rich in malic acid which helps remove dead skin cells. The grainy particles in the fruit gently exfoliate the skin along with adding hydration thus giving a smoother and glowing complexion.
Increases cell turnover
According to a 2004 study, beta-carotene acts a precursor to vitamin A-the vitamin responsible for cell regeneration – when it’s applied topically. As such, it may step up the skin´s rate of cell turnover, bringing the younger, healthier skin cells to the surface.
Protects the skin from sun damage
Another often talked about benefit of carrot is its effectiveness in protecting the skin from sun damage. Studies conducted on the same have found that one of the carrot benefits is that it has plenty of properties making it a pretty valuable and effective UV-blocking agent.
How To Make Watermelon Toner
What You Need
1/2 cup watermelon juice
1 tbsp rose water or witch hazel
1 tbsp water
1/4 cup carrot juice
Clean spray bottle for storage
Step 1: Shred your carrot with a box grater
If you want to shred carrots like Grandma (or just don’t have a kitchen stocked with every gadget under the sun), break out a classic box grater.
To shred carrots with a box grater, start by peeling them; Then shred away on the box grater. You’ll find that the side with the largest holes is the easiest to use and it makes the perfect-sized shreds for all sorts of remedies including skin carrot cream.
This method does take most time, but it uses a gadget you already have at home and builds some muscle!
Step 2: Cut your watermelon
Just like cutting a pineapple is easier than it looks, slicing up a watermelon is not as complicated or messy as many people think.
Wash the watermelon. Be sure to wash your watermelon well before you cut into it.
Use a sharp knife. You will want to be able to slice through the middle of the melon without too much effort and without making too much mess.
Prepare a cutting board/plate. You need a sturdy, clean surface to rest the melon on when you’re ready to cut.
To avoid a big mess, prepare a recycled bag or bowl near your cutting board to collect the peeling rind right away and to keep you from making a big mess.
- Blend the watermelon and carrot in a food processor or blender until smooth.
- Add the watermelon carrot puree to a bowl and add the witch hazel or rose water.
- Pour the mixture into a clean bottle with a tight-fitting lid.
- Store extra toner in the refrigerator for several days.
Apply the toner to a clean face using a cotton ball or simply by spraying. Allow the toner to remain on your face for as long as you want. You can wash it off with Luke warm water or leave it on and apply your moisturizer. (Aloe vera gel works like magic for skin moisturization).
You can get Aloe vera gel online
Side Effects Of Using Watermelon Carrot Toner
Well, just as eating too many carrots might tinge your skin orange, so may putting too much carrot extract on your skin. In fact, most beauty formulations that involve carrot only use the ingredient itself in small percentages. When exposed to sunlight and heat, beta-carotene can easily oxidize and cause skin discoloration and irritation.
Watermelon is an ingredient that’s generally safe and non-irritating for all skin types. However, if you’re allergic to watermelon, it’s best to steer clear of watermelon skincare products. You’ll also want to discontinue using watermelon-infused products if you experience any irritation.
Frequently Asked Questions About Watermelon Carrot Toner
Natural Exfoliator. Watermelon is loaded with vitamin C, which instantly adds radiance to your skin. The grainy particles present in the fruit helps gently exfoliate the skin, while hydrating it as well. You can apply a spoonful of mashed watermelon to your skin to naturally scrub off any dead skin cells present.
To make a watermelon face mask, blend some fresh watermelon chunks in a blender and add some honey and yogurt. Apply this mixture to your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water to reveal glowing skin.
Carrot juice has beta carotene that helps produce vitamin A in the body. Drinking carrot juice my help to keep your skin vibrant and healthy due to the presence of vitamin C and other antioxidants. You can also use carrot juice to make a face mask that helps to make your skin glow.
Yes You Can! Carrot juice mixed with honey and applied thrice a week at night on the lines and wrinkles of your face will help moisturize the skin.
Yes! This mixture of watermelon and carrot will make your skin feel young and smooth and it will give you that GLOW you are looking for.