You surely know how beneficial cucumber for skin is and especially for those puffy eyes and dark circles under eyes but here I will inform you about some other ways to use cucumber on your skin and give you an idea about its skin benefits.
So, there you have it, one of the easiest to find beneficial skin care vegetables, but how much do you know about its uses and skin advantages?
Before we start, just keep in mind that whatever way you use it, either to make a cucumber mask, a cucumber water spray or apply it plain on your skin, it is better to use certified organic cucumbers. Also, the masks you make can be kept in the fridge for up to 12 hours.
Cucumber Benefits for Skin
Cucumber has healing, toning, cleansing and mild astringent properties. It is also softening, antioxidant and moisturizing and that’s why it is widely used in different skin care products on the market as well as in home skin recipes.
Cucumber Uses for Skin
Due to all of the above properties, cucumber can be used in home skin remedies and recipes like emulsion products, toning lotions, skin masks and others.
Due to its cooling effect, it can be used to treat mild skin burns. For example, the fresh cucumber juice can accelerate the sun burnt skin’s healing.
The cucumber’s benefits for tired puffy eyes as well as dark circles are well known and the only thing you need to do is cut some cold cucumber slices, apply them on your eyes and let them on for 10 minutes. This will relieve the eyes fatigue and help you deal with the puffiness.
Homemade Cucumber Skin Care Recipes
Homemade Toning lotion for normal skin
This recipe contains lettuce, rose water and cucumber juice. Lettuce is rich in vitamins and protects the skin from the negative effects of the skin sun exposure while rose water is cooling and softening. The cucumber has tightening, moisturizing and light astringent properties.
1/2 teacup of boiled lettuce water.
1 teacup of rose water.
2 teacups of cucumber juice.
How To Make
Slowly boil 1 lettuce for 10 minutes and then keep the lid closed and let the lettuce cool down inside the pot. Strain it and keep 1/2 teacup of the boiled lettuce water. Wash 1-2 cucumbers well, slightly chop and put them in a blender.
Wait for a while till the puree gets separated from the juice and then strain the rest till you have all together 2 teacups of cucumber juice. In a spray glass bottle, mix the rose water, lettuce water and cucumber juice all together and shake well.
You can keep this homemade cucumber toning lotion in the fridge for one month during the Summer.
Homemade Emulsifying Lotion with Cucumber for All Types of Skin
This recipe contains cucumber, almond oil or alternatively you can use jojoba oil, argan oil or any other natural oil is suitable. Its other ingredients are water and milk. The cucumber relieves sun burnt skin and has light astringent qualities. The natural oils are moisturizing, nourishing and conditioning while the milk will give a soft to the touch feeling to your skin.
300 ml mineral water.
100 grams of fresh organic cucumber.
30 grams of almond oil.
50 grams of full fat milk.
How To Make
Wash the cucumber well. Cut it into pieces without cleaning its skin. Boil them for 15 minutes and then remove them from water. Turn them into some puree, add the almond oil, then the mil and mix well. Cover the mixture and leave it in a glass bowl for 3-4 hours. Finally, strain it, put it in a glass bottle and place it in the fridge.
Homemade Cucumber Face Mask for Oily Skin
This recipe contains cucumber, of course, which is good for blackheads, blemishes and oily skin because of its astringent properties. The rosewater moisturizes as well as softens the complexion while the quaker flour removes the dead skin cells. Benzoin works as an antiseptic.
1 very small glass of cucumber puree.
1/2 tablespoon of milk.
1 tablespoon of rose water.
1 tablespoon of quaker flour.
1/4 teaspoon of tincture of Benzoin
How To Make
Mix the ingredients until you get a paste with texture that is suitable for a mask. For better texture, you can add all the ingredients in a blender. Also, remember that you can use the cucumber with its skin.
How To Use
Apply evenly on clean skin and let it on for 20 minutes. Remove with lukewarm water and follow with a good moisturizer afterwards.
Homemade Cucumber Face Mask For Combination and Normal Skin
Grate the cucumber and slightly squeeze it, add an egg white, few drops of freshly squeezed lemon and mix well. Before applying the mask on your face, you can pass the inside of the cucumber’s skin on your complexion rubbing gently on it.
Apply the mask on your face and leave it on for 10-20 minutes. Finally, rinse well. Just keep in mind that the best time to use this mask is at night because the lemon is light sensitizing and you should avoid exposing your skin soon afterwards to the Sun.
Homemade Cucumber Neck Mask
Put some freshly cut cucumber slices on your neck and tie them around your neck using a thin towel. Keep it like that for two hours. This is a natural way to soften and reduce neck wrinkles.
In conclusion, these are some easy natural ways to use cucumber for beautiful skin which can make you appreciate this skin vegetable’s plenty of uses and benefits.