Get to Know the New K-Beauty Craze: Watermelon

Watermelon isn't just a fruit we chow down on during the warmer months.

Clocking in at more than 90% water and rich in vitamins A, B6 and C, this wonderfruit has become K-Beauty's new darling. 

Girl eating watermelon

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Glow Recipe's Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask: $45

Rumored to have thousands of people on its waitlist when it first debuted, this mask kicked off the watermelon trend. It's a breathable formula that feels comfortable enough for sleeping in it. It gets to work overnight by killing off dead skin cells and making way for hydration. The result is baby soft skin by the time you hit the snooze button.

Watermelon Mask(via Sephora)


Freshmade's Watermelon Mask: $13

Freshmade makes a wash-off gel mask that is budget-friendly. At only $13, this watermelon mask instantly soothes and hydrates, much like Glow's pricier version. It leaves a subtle but yummy watermelon scent behind.

Watermelon mask

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Peach & Lily's May Coop: $40

This formula should be applied at the very end of your skincare routine. No matter how many steps precede it, this cream will seal your skin to retain as much moisture as possible. It has a non-sticky feeling that works great for layering on makeup if you are headed out.

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DIY the Trend

If you're more of DIY girl, we've got your back. You can easily jump on this K-beauty craze with a bit of patience and a few watermelon slices. Enjoy a step-by-step guide to make your own watermelon face treat!

Step 1: Slice watermelon into big triangles. Opt for a seedless variety if possible. Slice watermelon into discs and quarters, creating two-inch-thick triangular wedges.

Step 2: Chill the watermelon in the refrigerator for two hours and over it with a clear clingy plastic. Slice watermelon into discs and quarters, creating two-inch-thick triangular wedges.

Step 3: Using a peeler, start at the top of the triangle and bring your hand down, cutting paper thin stripes of watermelon. Lay them next to each other on the clingy plastic wrap to create a "sheet."

Step 4: Once the sheet is big enough to cover most of your face, raise the clingy paper wrap and let the side with the watermelon fall on your face, applying directly to skin.

Step 5: Let the cooling sensation and vitamins in the fruit do its thing for 15 minutes.

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Now that you know how to achieve that baby soft skin with K-beauty's newest trend, read about life after acne HERE.