The crunchy and humble cucumber is really wonderful vegetable which helps in beating heat of summer. It is believed that cucumber is originated in India and its subcontinents. It is one of the oldest crop cultivated. Cucumber is super vegetables which has amazing benefits to skin and hair.
BENEFITS OF CUCUMBER FOR SKIN
Most of the skin beauty care products are manufactured using cucumber as a main ingredient. Even in spa and beauty salons, it is used for a skin enhancing treatment. Some benefits of cucumber are as follow:
Revitalize Skin: Cucumber helps in revitalizing of skin. Facial mask prepared from cucumber helps in tightening the skin. Try this cooling facial mask to reverse any sun damage, deep cleanse, tighten and firm the skin.
Pore minimizing Toner: You can treat your open pores using cucumber. Take cucumber and extract juice from it and you can use it as a toner. You can also mix tomato pulp, apple cider vinegar or aloe vera gel to make your toner more effective. The photochemical in cucumbers makes the collagen in your skin tighten.
Skin Brightening: Cucumber has mild bleaching property which helps in removing tanning and will give you glowing and youthful skin. Makes these cucumber ice cubes to use on your skin or in your water or juice for a refreshing summer drink.
Sunburn Remedy: Putting cucumber slices on sun burnt skin then you will get instant relief. It is gentle and natural way to treat sun burn.
Dark circle cucumber remedy: For your dark circles, you can use slices of cucumber. Cucumber contains lots of silica and antioxidants that can improve dark circles. For 20 minutes, place 2 slices of chilled cucumber on your eyes. You can also soak 2 cotton balls in cucumber juice and place that cotton on your eyes and reduce your dark circle.
Brighten Complexion: Cucumber is used to improve rejuvenate and complexion of your skin. Take cucumber juice and in that add few drops of lemon juice and apply it on your face and neck. This face pack will help you in improving the complexion and will give you glowing skin.
Cellulite Treatment: You can treat you cellulite from thighs using cucumber. In cucumber juice, mix ground coffee and aloe vera gel to make a thick paste. Apply this paste on your thighs and wrap it with saran wrap or warm cloth and after 30 minutes gently remove it.
Cucumber Juice: Your skin will be hydrated and moisturized by consuming cucumber juice. It contains 95 % of water in it. Cucumber’s seeds are rich in potassium and vitamin E which helps to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, blemishes and other signs of ageing. You can also add cucumber slices to plain water for a spa water to keep your skin happy and glowing.
Blemish Remedy: To treat freckles and blemishes you can simply apply grated cucumber all over the freckles and spots or apply cucumber juice for 15mins before you rinse off.
BENEFITS OF CUCUMBER FOR HAIR
Strengthen hair: Cucumber is used in hair products as it has strengthening properties.
Hair growth: Cucumber contains sulphur sodium, silicon, calcium and phosphorus which are essential nutrients for hair growth.
Hair Fall: To control hair fall, daily drink a glass of cucumber juice.
Cucumber Hair Mask: To get silky and shiny hairs wash your hairs with cucumber juice. Use this hydrating hair mask using cucumber to add shine and softness to your hair.
Cucumber conditioner: Cucumber juice can be used as a hair conditions to make hair frizz free and more manageable. Just apply a small quantity of cucumber juice and rinse off with cold water.
These were some of the amazing benefits of cucumber for skin and hair. Consume cucumber daily to keep your skin glowing and to get more silky and shiny hairs.