Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Skin Benefits of Cucumber!


Do you have any idea how essential is cucumber for your skin care? Cucumber brightens whitens and softens your skin. Cucumber is widely used for its cool soothing effect.

Benefits of cucumber in skin care:   

1. Cucumber reduces dark circles around your eyes:
  • Wash your face with a cleanser.
  • Dab your eye sockets with dry cotton balls.
  • With clean hands apply crushed cucumber or cucumber paste over your dark circles.
  • Leave it for 10 minutes and relax.
  • Wash it with cold water.
  • Repeat this process daily to get best results.
The anti-oxidants and silica present in cucumber helps to rejuvenate the skin cells.

2. Cucumber reduces eye bags or eye puffiness:
Overstress or long duration of sleep causes bags under eyes. The ascorbic acid in cucumber absorbs the water content from the eye bags and reduces the puffiness. Apply the cucumber in the same way as done for removing dark circles.

3. Cucumber whitens your skin:
Spreading raw cucumber juice over your skin will make it soft, bright and fair. For even better effect you may prepare a simple homemade anti-blemish face mask.
Recipe for Cucumber Anti-Blemish Face Mask:

Ingredients required:
  • half cucumber
  • a drop of Rosemary oil (optional)
  • 1 egg white
  • Make a paste of the cucumber in a blender.
  • Beat the egg white well.
  • Mix the cucumber paste with whisked egg white.
  • Add a drop of Rosemary oil.
How to apply:
  • Apply the pack all over your face leaving the eye sockets.
  • Place wet cotton pads or sliced cucumber on the eyes
  • Leave it for 10 minutes and relax.
  • Wipe the mask with moist cotton balls or sponge.
  • Feel the difference.

4. Cucumber helps in curing Sunburns:
Excessive exposure to the sun causes skin burns.
Slices of cucumber placed over the burned area,
  • Cure the skin burns.
  • Reduce the inflammation.
  • Reduce the irritation.
  • Help in erasing the tanned marks.

5. Cucumber tightens your skin pores:
Cucumber can be very useful as a skin toner. A simple cucumber mask helps to tighten the skin pores which helps in restricting the entrance of unwanted dirt and dust particles in the atmosphere.
Recipe for cucumber mask for tightening skin pores:
Ingredients required:
  • ½ cucumber
  • ¼ lemon
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 stick of aloe vera
  • 1 teaspoon of apple cedar vinegar
  • ½ tomato
  • Grate the cucumber
  • Extract juice from aloe vera and tomato
  • Mix honey, aloe vera juice and grated cucumber together.
  • Add apple cider vinegar.
How to apply:
  • Apply the pack evenly on your face.
  • Wait for 10 minutes and leave it to dry
  • Wipe it with damp cloth of cotton.

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