Cantaloupe is also known as muskmelon, rock melon, sweet melon, Persian melon etc. It is a nutritious fruits and offers many health benefits. It is rich in Vitamin C, potassium, beta carotene and helps to boost immunity system, treat cardiovascular diseases and prevents cancer. Apart from that muskmelon also holds many benefits for skin. It acts as a skin toner and good for all types of skin in summer. Here are few advantages of muskmelon for skin.
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.
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.
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.
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.