Beauty

Watermelon Is the Secret Ingredient for Year-Round Glowing Skin

Certain things just scream summer. Like cutoffs, swimsuits, crop tops, beach wave sprays and all kinds of sunscreens. (Even though SPF really should be an all-season thing.) When it comes to sweet treats, watermelon is at the top of our, and probably everyone’s, list. A summer staple at practically every single picnic and barbecue, the colorful fruit is super healthy with vitamins A, B6 and C, amino acids, antioxidants and lycopene. Plus, watermelon is mostly water. Making it a low-calorie and fat-free superfood. What more could you ask for?

Its high water content also makes it ideal for skin care. Watermelon is in everything from cleansers to serums to moisturizers to up the hydration factor. It’s also a great anti-aging ingredient since lycopene along with vitamins C and A combat skin-damaging free radicals. It’s not just the pink part that brings big benefits, however. The striped rind and even the seeds are valued powerhouse ingredients.

You don’t have to drop a huge chunk of change to treat your complexion to the fruit. We found tons of options under $40 and one under $7. No, really.

Ready to make watermelon a daily part of your year-round skin care regimen? Then scroll down to see the best watermelon beauty products.