You use it for salads, sandwiches and even over your eyes during a facial, but did you know that cucumbers aren’t just a great way to beat the heat, they have multiple health and beauty benefits too.
Health Benefits of Cucumber
As a vegetable that’s high in water content, fibre and antioxidants, cucumbers aid digestion, flush toxins out of the system, reduce inflammation and help in healthy functioning of urinary bladder and kidney. It has anti-cancer properties, is beneficial for diabetics, helps in reducing blood pressure, treats Alzheimer’s and is good for your dental health.
Natural Skin Care Tips Using Cucumber
Know why cucumber slices are used during facials? Because the biggest benefit of cucumber is that it helps in revitalizing and tightening the skin.
The other important reason why cucumbers are used over your eyes is because it reduces puffiness around the eyes. Basically, the ascorbic and caffeic acid in cucumber reduces the water retention and thereby eliminates swelling and puffiness.
Reduces dark circles
Apart from puffiness, cucumbers also reduce dark circles. Try placing a few slices on your eyes every day for 20 minutes or soak cotton balls in cucumber juice and place them on your eyes, to see a difference!
Reverses skin tanning
Did you know that cucumbers have a mild bleaching property? It may not be as strong as turmeric, but if used the right way, cucumber can reverse skin tanning and give you visibly fairer glowing skin.
Helps soothe sunburn
The cooling property in cucumbers makes it a perfect choice when it comes to soothing sunburns. In fact, even if you’re out on a hot sunny afternoon, you can use this natural skin care tips – apply cucumber slices to treat the damage caused by excessive sun exposure.
The most common use of cucumber pulp and juice is to improve complexion and rejuvenate the skin. Mix cucumber juice with a few drop of lemon juice and apply it as a facial mask. This will improve the complexion and will add a glow to the skin.
Treats open pores
Cucumbers treat open pores! So how does one use it as a skin care tip? Use cucumber juice mixed with aloe vera gel and Dabur Gulabari Rose Water as a toner.
Cucumber as a Face Pack
Cucumbers can be used in multiple ways to give you a homemade facial. How? Just follow these natural skin care tips. Grated cucumber or cucumber juice can be added to any face pack to get rid of excessive oil. You can add some lemon juice and honey to cucumber pulp with a pinch of turmeric, apply it on your face, leave it on for 20 minutes and rinse to get an instant glow.
Helps in anti-ageing
We all know cucumbers are filled with water. It contains around 95% water! And that helps in keeping your skin hydrated and moisturised, which in turn makes the skin look younger. What’s more, the vitamin E in cucumbers also helps reducing fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of ageing. So all in all, recall our natural skin care tips and include cucumbers in your diet every day to fight ageing.