How To Use Cucumber For Your Skin Care?

Is cucumber good for your skin? Let’s find out.

First, our skin has many other purposes other than being beautiful and serving as an eye candy for everyone. It protects our internal organs from any of the external adversities as far as possible.

 

Whenever you are running down with fever, due to sweating skin tries to bring down the temperature.

 

Entry of foreign object or any other unwanted material is disallowed by the skin.

 

Even with all these uses, if we tend to disregard skin’s importance then it would be a real shame.

 

Cucumber is a very edible fruit which comes from the cucumber plant cucumis sativus, which is part of the gourd family.

 

It is being used for different purpose as it can be eaten raw or cooked.

With so many health benefits it becomes one of the most important parts of food diet as well as skin diet.

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Cucumber can claim to be a water body as it has 90% water. It is known to be a cooling agent due to the water in it.

 

It is believed that cucumber helps in reducing swelling around the eyes or the big dark circles under your eyes.

 

This is world-wide treatment which is being used to its maximum extent.

 

These also can be one of the most wonderful and natural eye pads you can find for yourself.

The puffiness and the tiredness in your eyes may just leave you, if you do this in a relaxed fashion.

 

These natural eye pads do wonders after a long day’s work.

If you want a happy skin, then cucumber is the answer. As cucumber and the skin share the same level of hydrogen, it becomes easier for cucumber to mask all the problem areas.

 

It helps in soothing and softening your skin which can get you relaxed in no time.

With so many useful ingredients in cucumber it can help you in treating so many skin problems.

 

It has become part of daily beauty product into face packs, facials, juice and many other things which can affect your skin.

 

Due to its cooling effect it can be termed as a magic wand for all your skin problems. The cleaning and cleansing property helps your skin tremendously making it soft and supple.

 

Likewise, the regular intake of cucumber juice is very useful both internally and externally. So, why not try it?

 

To have a glowing and smooth skin you can use this recipe:

Blend 4-5 leafs of fresh mint. Peel and de-seed the cucumber.

Add mint leaves to the cucumber to make a puree.

Beat egg white and keep it separate, then add this egg white to the cucumber mixture.

Apply this evenly on your face for 20 minutes and then rinse it with water and pat it dry.

Take note to exercise all precautions while following instructions on this recipes. Avoid using if you are allergic to something. 

 

14 Cucumber Beauty Recipes

Now, here are other 14 skin care recipes using cucumber as one of its ingredients.

Cucumber Wrinkle Cream

You will need:

1/2 cucumber

1 egg white

2 tbsp. mayonnaise

1/2 cup oil*

* Use wheat germ, olive or avocado oil.

You have to:

Wash the cucumber, but do not peel.

Cube and blend with remaining ingredients.

Apply morning and evening, and gently wipe off with tissues.

 

Cool As A Cucumber Yogurt Facial (For Normal/Oily Skin)

You will need:

1/2 cucumber

1 tbsp. plain yogurt

You have to:

Puree cucumber in blender.

Mix in yogurt, and then apply to the face.

Leave it on for 30 minutes.

Rinse well.

 

Cucumber Mask (for oily skin)

You will need:

1/2 cucumber

1 egg white

1 tbsp. lemon juice

1 tsp. mint

You have to:

Purée ingredients in a blender and refrigerate for 10 minutes.

Apply the mixture to your face and leave on for 15 minutes.

Rinse with hot, then cool water.

 

Cucumber Masque

You will need:

1 cucumber, cubed

3 oz. milk

You have to:

Blend together.

Apply to face, and leave on for 5 minutes.

 

Cucumber Mask 2

You will need:

1/2 cucumber

1 egg white

1 tbsp. lemon juice

1 tsp. mint

You have to:

Puree everything and refrigerate for 10 minutes.

Apply the mixture to your face and leave it on 15 minutes.

Rinse with hot then cool water.

 

Cucumber Facial Mask (Cleans and Moisturizes)

You will need:

1 tbs. instant nonfat dry milk

1/2 peeled cucumber

1 tsp. plain yogurt

You have to:

Put all ingredients into a blender and mix well until smooth.

Apply to your face (avoid your eyes).

Leave on for 15-20 minutes, then rinse off.

Mix a fresh batch for each use.

 

Cucumber-Lemon Tonic (soothing astringent for oily skin)

You will need:

1 cup witch hazel

Juice of 1 lemon

3 tbsp. coarsely chopped cucumber

You have to:

Mix in a clean glass bottle, then let set for 2 days.

Remove the cucumber.

Keep lotion in a cool place or the refrigerator to use as a splash.

This tightens pores, soothes sunburn, and can be used as a natural deodorant, also.

 

Cucumber-Rose Refresher 

You will need:

3 oz. cucumber juice

3 oz. distilled witch hazel

1 1/2 oz. rose water

You have to:

Combine all the ingredients.

Place in a pump spray bottle and spritz onto the skin.

 

Soothing Cucumber Cream

You will need:

1 whole cucumber, unpeeled

1/2 oz. white paraffin

2 oz. sweet almond oil

You have to:

Cut the cucumber into chunks and purée it in the food processor or blender.

Strain the pulp through a strainer lined with cheesecloth.

Melt the wax in a small bowl in the top of a glass or enamel double boiler over medium heat.

As soon as the wax is melted, slowly add the oil, stirring gently.

Add strained cucumber and blend thoroughly.

Remove the pot from the heat and cover with a clean towel.

Let the mixture cool very slowly to prevent crystals from forming in the wax.

Stir mixture once or twice until cool. When the mixture is completely cool and smooth, store it in a tightly capped glass container in the refrigerator.

It will keep for two months.

To use, smooth a bit of cream every night around the tender skin of your face and neck.

 

Silky Smooth Facial

You will need:

1 cup fresh cucumber juice

1/4 cup honey

1/2 cup plain yogurt

6 drops Lavender

4 drops Geranium

You have to:

Mix well and apply to face just before bath…

 

Silky Smooth Bath

You will need:

8 drops Jasmine

8 drops Fennel

2 tbsp. Coconut or Jojoba

You have to:

Mix the essential oils in the bath water.

Light a candle and relax…

 

Vegetable Mask (for troubled skin)

You will need:

1 tbsp. cucumber

1 tbsp. parsley

1 tbsp. yogurt

You have to:

Whirl in the blender until fluffy.

Apply to clean skin

 

Cooling Summer Body Spray

You will need:

1 tbs. witch hazel

1 tsp. lemon extract

1 tsp. cucumber extract

1 cup water

You have to:

For a refreshing cool feeling, make an after shower spray by combining all the ingredients.

Place in a pump spray bottle and spritz onto the skin.

 

Cucumber Loofah Soap

You will need:

3 oz. opaque soap

2 tsp. powdered loofah

15 drops cucumber fragrance oil

1 tbsp. Aloe Vera gel

green coloring

mold

You have to:

Shred the soap in a food processor and set aside.

Boil 1/2 cup of water over low heat and stir in the shredded soap.

Continue stirring until the mixture becomes a sticky mass, approximately 4 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in the aloe vera gel, the fragrance oil and the coloring until well blended.

Spoon the mixture into a mold and let it set for 6 hours or until hardened.

Wrap finished soaps in cellophane.

 

TAKEAWAY QUESTIONS

Do you like cucumbers?

What are your favorite recipes with cucumber?

Have you tried putting cucumber pads on your eyes?

Have you tried any of the beauty skin care recipes with cucumber?

Are you aware of other health and beauty benefits of cucumber?

 

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