Friday, 1 September 2017

8 Beauty Benefits of Cucumber

Cucumber is a common vegetable we are all familiar with. It is a creeper that belongs to the cucurbitaceous family.
It has a light-dark greenish color with thin skin and moisture rich flesh. It has high water content that keeps the boby hydrated and enhances weight loss by it's high calorie content. It is commonly used for consumption but there are other great benefits that can be derived from cucumber.
These are the following ways cucumber can be of benefit to our skin:

1.It reduces dark circles
Application of cucumber slices around the eyes helps in reducing the appearance of dark circles that form round the eyes.
This can be achieved by placing two slices of cucumbers on the eyes for like 20 minutes.
The availability of the antioxidant and silica in cucumber helps in fading away dark circles.

2.Treats skin blemishes
Grated cucumber can be used to treat freckles and unwanted blemishes on the skin.
This can be done by mixing oatmeal in a cucumber pulp and allowing it stay for 30 minutes.Then you can apply over the face for about 20 minute.
Wash your face afterwards with lukewarm water and splash the face with cold water.
Thus,the inflammatory properties of the cucumber helps to soothe the skin.

3.Reduces eye wrinkles
Cucumber has moisturizing properties.Placing cold cucumber slices on the center of the eyes helps to hydrate your eyes and surrounding skin.
This helps to reduce lines or wrinkles around the eyes.

4.Removes excess water
Cold slices of cucumber helps in removing excess water by drawing excess moisture out of the skin cells around the eyes.

5.Under Eye Bags
Cucumber helps in toning down the eyes bags.This can be achieved by taking a small pinch of cold cucumber and making it into a fine paste by grinding.
 Apply this under the eyes using your fingers lightly.Leave this for about 10-15 minutes and wipe using a damp cloth. This helps to reduce the eyes bags.

6.It treats open pores
It can also be used in the treatment of open pores and heat bumps in the legs.
This can be done by blending the cucumber to get the juice and use as a toner.
It absorbs the heat, rendering coolness and closing the pores.

7.It rejuvenates the skin
This can be done by mixing cucumber juice with a few drop of lemon juice. Then apply on the face as a facial mask and let it stay for a while,pat the skin dry with a wet towel afterwards.
This will improve the complexion and will add a glow to the skin since it is a mild astringent.

8.It helps to soothe sunburn
Cucumber heals sunburnt skin and brings about relief.This can be done by applying slices of cucumber carefully and generously on the affected area,then allowing it stay for a while.
It is a natural and gentle way to treat sunburn since it helps draw the latent heat of the body.

That will be the end of my list!
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