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Cantaloupe benefits for skin

Written by Nandishwarreddy.s   |   Posted: 04/29/2015 01:56 PM IST

Cantaloupe is very popular in India as kharbuja. It comes in many varieties and offers many health and beauty benefits. The fruit is rich in Vitamin C, betacarotene, potassium and promotes many health benefits but when it comes to skin benefits, Vitamin such as A, E, K, Folic acid play major role in nourishing the skin. It acts as a toner and suitable for all skin types, mostly in summer. Here are the benefits of muskmelon for skin.

Anti-aging benefits:
Cantaloupe is rich in folic acid and facilitates in regeneration of cells, thus imparting healthy skin. Mostly it is beneficial for pregnant women. Vitamin C, on the other hand prevents damage by free radicals. In this way, cantaloupe helps keep wrinkles at bay, maintains skin elasticity and facilitates collagen synthesis, thus providing anti-ageing benefits.

Skin regeneration:
Vitamin A in the fruit helps in regeneration and vitamin C helps in the formation of collagen, the connective tissue that imparts a youthful glow to your skin. You can even apply the pack of muskmelon prepared by adding oatmeal and yogurt. Mix them in a blender and apply it all over the face and neck by massaging it in circular movements. Wash off with warm water. For better results, do this thrice a week.

Treatment of skin problems:
Cantaloupe juice is also an effective lotion for treating eczema and removing freckles. It can also be used as a first aid for burns and abrasions.

Hydrates and rejuvenates skin:
Vitamin E and K in muskmelon in the fruit helps to keep your skin healthy and radiant. The high water content in muskmelon helps to soften and hydrate your skin. It has also a good source of B vitamins, choline and betaine which keep your skin replenished and rejuvenated. Applying the fruit topically helps in softening and hydrating your skin.

As muskmelon has wonderful health and skin benefits, it is good to consume as well as to apply topically.

By Lizitha

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