I’m sure we all take salads and vegetables or have taken at one point in our lives and we’re sure to have come across cucumber. As useful as they are in salads and appetizers, they are also of great importance when it comes to having a healthy glowing skin and perfect face. Boasting of vitamins like vitamin K, C and manganese and beta-carotene, serves as a key to long lasting beauty. Here are a couple of benefits you stand to gain using cucumbers regularly.
Closes Open Pores
Cucumber is an excellent toner and cucumber juice when mixed with apple, vinegar, drops of lemon, honey or aloe vera or even applying it alone tightens open pores.
Reduces Puffy Eyes
A lot of people suffer from puffy eyes due to their daily schedules and work. Cucumbers are a perfect way to get rid of this due to antioxidants and silica present that reduces water retention. This can be done by slicing cucumber and placing it on the eyelids for 20minutes.
Helps treat Sunburn
People who stay longer than required under the sun tend to have sunburn. Cucumber can be helpful in that regard. Because of its natural cooling effect, cucumber is helpful in tan removal and in reduction of scars. Blend cucumber in to juice and add equal amount of lemon then apply on the skin and affected area for 15 minutes then wash with clean water
Controls Acne and Oil Secretion
The antioxidants present in cucumber help reduce skin inflammation and relieves it from excessive oil and clogged pores. This is done by applying turmeric and few drops of lemon and it’s then applied on affected area and left to dry for 15 minutes before washing with clean water.
Cucumber helps to hydrates the skin and serves as a perfect alternative for moisturizers. Cucumber juice mixed with yoghurt and applied on the face will not only give a glowing skin but also give a tender moisturized skin.