What is Watermelon Frost?
Imagine you wake up one morning and feel a cystic breakout forming. You notice the pain, heat and swelling kick in. Does this sound familiar? Well I have a secret that I want to share with you on calming the inflammation right from the start. A few years ago in acupuncture I learned about a formula called Watermelon Frost.
To start, it’s a powder spray that is known to reduce heat, relieve pain and calm inflammation. It’s typically used for conditions associated with the mouth and throat, such as canker sores and swollen or dry throat. The main ingredient comes from watermelon and goes through a fermentation process where it produces an extract. Along with this it also includes other herbs used in Traditional Chinese Medicine such as:
- Fritillaria Bulb
- Belamcanda Chinensis Rhizome
- Sophora Root
- Indigo Pulverata
- Menthol Licorice Root
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Now that you’ve been introduced to Watermelon Frost, here’s a brief background of where this method originates from. It stems from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which dates back thousands of years. TCM follows a true holistic approach by looking at each individual as a whole and treating their unique symptoms rather than putting a band aid over the condition or disease they are experiencing. To learn more you can visit this website for in depth details of this practice.
It’s important to note that when using methods, herbs and products from a specific culture’s traditions it’s respectful to honor where it comes from. This can be done by having a basic knowledge of where it originates and appreciation for the people who belong to that culture and their beliefs. Not only is this courteous, but it’s the right way to approach the use of ancient practices.
How to Use Watermelon Frost for Cystic Acne
You might be wondering how this formula made specifically for the mouth and throat can be used on your skin. Since the properties of Watermelon Frost are known to clear heat, swelling and irritation it can directly help inflamed acne and especially breakouts that are cystic.
Below will explain how to use this topically on your skin:
- Since the consistency is technically a powder, it needs to be applied to a surface that isn’t too dry. Use this as a spot treatment immediately after the last product in your nighttime routine, this way it can stick to your skin better.
- Leave on as long as you can, or overnight for maximum relief. If the powder transfers to your clothes or bedding, it will NOT stain.
- This be used through out the duration of the cystic breakout, but it works best if applied at the very first sign of it forming.
- It should never be applied to broken skin, such as a breakout that has already been open or drained of fluid.
- Do not use if you are pregnant and consult a medical professional if you have any personal concerns.
Where to Purchase Watermelon Frost
Since this is an herbal product you will be applying to your skin, make sure to get this from a reputable source. Not only that, but purchasing from a Chinese business ensures you are directly supporting those from the culture where this product derives from. Kamwo is a Chinese herbal dispensary that has been around since the 1970’s. It’s storefront is located in New York City, but they also have an online shop. They sell a brand called Sanjin Watermelon Frost, which was recommended to me from an acupuncturist and TCM professional.
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