Cucumber is a widely cultivated plant and also the oldest cultivated crops. It belongs to the same botanical family as melons and squashes. It is very low in calories and rich in fiber,so makes a perfect diet food. According to World Health Food “Cucumbers are a valuable source of conventional antioxidant nutrients including vitamin C, beta-carotene, and manganese.” It also has a high amount of vitamin K. Cucumber peels are rich in dietary fiber that helps reduce constipation. We would have enjoyed cucumbers in fruit and vegetables salads, but do you know that it has lot of beauty benefits for eyes, hair and skin and is also a popular ingredient in many skincare products.
1.Cucumber in your diet– Beauty begins from inside. Cucumbers are 95%water, is a natural coolant and helps in keeping the body hydrated. Because of the high water content, they help in cleansing the system of toxins.
2.Cucumber is a natural toner, has cooling properties and helps to improve a dull greasy complexion. It is used as an astringent to cleanse the skin. Grade or puree cucumber in a blender,sieve and extract the juice. Apply the juice all over your face and neck, leave it for 30 minutes and rinse well with cold water. It also helps in cleansing the pores.
3.Cucumber is a great ingredient for lightening the skin. It is a natural bleach. Mix 3 parts of cucumber juice with one part of lemon juice and apply this mixture all over the face and neck leaving the eyes and lips. Leave it on for 15 minutes and wash off with cold water. Use this face pack regularly for best results.
4.Cucumber Yogurt Hydrating mask for dry skin-Cucumber juice mixed with equal quantity of natural yogurt heals sunburn and also hydrates dry skin. It prevents blackheads and dryness.
5.Cucumber juice mixed with equal quantity of raw milk helps in soothing sun burnt skin.
6.Cucumber for glowing skin – Make a face pack with cucumber juice, few drops of lemon juice, pure sandalwood powder and fuller’s earth powder. Apply it on your face and neck. Rinse it off after 15 minutes for a youthful and glowing complexion. This pack helps oily skin and also lightens freckles.
7.If you suffer from oily skin, rubbing cucumber slices on the face helps remove extra oil from the skin.
Try The Cucumber mask Today!
Instructions : Blend the one cucumber , 1 cup of water, 1 lemon and strain. Use the contents as a mask and drink the juice!