Monday, February 17, 2014


Cucumber is known for its cooling properties. The high content of water (around 90%) present in them along with vitamin C and the element silica is great for maintaining glowing healthy skin in a natural way. Due to its astringent and toning properties, it acts wonderfully to remove any puffiness or weariness to the eyes. However, there are many more benefits that cucumber can provide to the skin. Just a simple application of cucumber juice to the skin can tone up the skin to make it look radiant to the core.

There are many ways you can utilize cucumber to benefit your skin right from the comfort of your home. So stop resorting to expensive and harmful beauty products in markets and go natural to be cool literally!!

Uses and Benefits of Cucumber

Grated cucumber mixed with equal amount of sour cream and beaten egg white should be applied as a mask for duration of twenty minutes. This will help in reducing the dryness of the skin.

Skin aging and wrinkle formation can also be combated in this manner, as the mask helps in tightening of the skin and keeping it soft and supple at the same time.

Chilled slices of cucumber help lighten the skin and impart a soothing, refreshingly cool sensation after a stressful day at work.

Applying a mixture of lime juice, lanolin cream and cucumber juice under eyes for about 15 minutes is a proven home remedy for dark circles.

To make your lips red, blend 10 ml cucumber juice with 10 ml carrot juice and 5 ml honey & apply it on your lips daily.

Cucumber is a natural astringent and removes excess oil and closes pores as well. Applying cucumber juice or pulp in either plain form or by mixing it in a face pack will reduce the oiliness of skin to a great extent.

Oily skin is prone to makeup getting smudged easily. Clean your face with cucumber juice daily and wash it after 15 minutes. Applying makeup after this cleansing routine will help the makeup last longer.

The cleansing properties of cucumber also prevent acne formation.

Mix ½ tsp cucumber juice and ½ tsp fresh lemon juice. Splash it on your face; leave it for half an hour and rinse to get a radiant skin.

Place a strip of cucumber peel on your forehead for a quick heat reduction skin therapy.
Mix two tbsp of cucumber juice with two tbsp of curd to get the glow back on your face.

Cleanse your skin by mixing two tsp of milk with 2 tsp of cucumber juice.

Reduction of Spots and Skin Lightening

Pollution and exposure to harmful sun rays has adverse effect on the skin. This is reflected as skin darkening and pigmentation. Cucumber juice works effectively in removing sun tan and lightening the skin tone.

Mix it with about two teaspoons of powdered milk and beaten egg white. Apply this mixture evenly on the neck and face and rinse with water after half an hour. It will effectively remove the sun tan and also help in cooling your skin.

Another alternative method is to mix cucumber pulp with almond butter and apply it for 15 minutes and rinse off. This can help in significantly reducing skin blemishes and make your skin feel soft.

Choose your way of using cucumber as per your skin type and needs to make your skin glow. Don’t forget to consume it in ample quantities as salads in addition to applying it externally.

This wonderful vegetable will make your skin glow and keep it free from blemishes for a long time. In short, you can bid farewell to all your skin problems in one go. So go ahead and use it liberally to pamper your skin.

To remove the tan around underarms mix half cup of cucumber juice with 2 tsp of lemon juice and a pinch of turmeric. Apply and wait for 20 minutes to wash. This should be applied daily.

To soften and whiten the skin, mix cucumber juice with Aloe-vera or rose water and apply over the skin.

Prepare a concoction of one egg white, 1 lemon juice, 1 full cucumber extracts, and 1 tsp of mint. Keep it in the refrigerator for 10 minutes; apply on your skin and wait for 15 minutes. This mask is used to keep the skin oil free.

As Natural Eye Pads

The hectic and long hours of work in front of computers is something we cannot avoid but the effect it has on our eyes in terms of tiredness, dark circles and puffiness can be drastically reduced. 

Use these natural eye pads after a long day’s work and you are sure to feel refreshed. As it has mild properties you can resort to using it on the sensitive region around your eyes without any second thoughts.

Simply keep the two slices on your eyes and relax. It soothes out the tissues and reduces any kind of puffiness in and around eyes.

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