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5 Ways Cantaloupes Help Your Skin and Hair

Also known as muskmelon, rock melon, Persian melon and sweet melon, cantaloupe is a type of fruit with a juicy texture and a sweet aroma. The fruit is light yellow or orange in colour. Some varieties may also carry a salmon tinge. The claimed health benefits of cantaloupe are abundant.

Cantaloupes are summer fruits, and they’re at their juiciest and tastiest during the months of July and August. They require warm, tropical conditions to grow well, and this is one of the reasons why they’re so popular in Asia, especially Thailand.

Health Benefits of Cantaloupe

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It helps combats stress and boosts eye health. Asian Inspirations shows you benefits of cantaloupes for your skin and hair.

Hydration and Rejuvenation

Cantaloupes are rich in Vitamins K and E. These play a very important role in keeping one’s skin healthy, radiant and clear. Application of cantaloupe juice helps in softening one’s skin.

Regeneration

The Vitamin A in cantaloupes boosts skin regeneration. Vitamin C in the fruit encourages the formation of collagen, which is the connective tissue that gives your skin a youthful glow.

5 Ways Cantaloupes Help Your Skin and Hair

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Anti-ageing

Cantaloupes abound in folic acid, which facilitates the regeneration of skin cells, making your skin glow and stay smooth. This is especially good for pregnant women.

Fights hair loss

Cantaloupes are rich in inositol, a form of Vitamin B which helps prevent hair loss. Regular consumption of this fruit, therefore, is believed to stimulate hair growth.

Conditioning

During summer, cantaloupe pulp is a great conditioner. The mashed pulp, when massaged onto the scalp after shampooing, has a soothing, softening effect.

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