Cucumber is one of the best beauty ingredients you’ll ever find. Start eating cucumbers, and you’ll enjoy the benefits from the inside out, resulting in a stunning skin. You can also use cucumbers topically in beauty products, which offers some wonderful skin benefits.
If you want beautiful, glowing skin, here are a few ways you can use cucumber in your beauty routine.
① Facial Cleanser
One way to use cucumber in your beauty products is to make your own cucumber facial cleanser. Using a cucumber cleanser will help you hydrate skin, repair damage, soothe skin and leave you with smooth, soft skin.
To make the cleanser, juice a cucumber. Mix the cucumber juice together with a bit of liquid facial cleanser and some honey. The addition of the honey helps eliminate bacteria since honey has natural antibacterial properties. You can place all the ingredients into a bottle after mixing, and then you can use it twice each day to cleanse skin.
② Facial Toner
A cucumber toner offers the perfect way to tone skin, tightening your pores for gorgeous skin.
How To: To make your own facial toner, add mint leaves to some boiling water, allowing them to steep. Juice a cucumber and combine the juice with aloe vera juice. Then, mix in the mint leaf water after removing the mint leaves.
Mix well and place the toner in a spray bottle. Store this mixture in your fridge, and it will stay good for seven days. The mint water refreshes and cools the skin while the aloe vera and cucumber juices work as astringents, toning skin.
③ Face Mask
Cucumbers also make great face masks for your skin. In fact, you can make several different face masks using cucumbers.
Several face masks contain cucumbers, which will help your skin to look its best. The first one is incredibly simple.
- One mask idea is to juice a cucumber and then apply the juice directly to the face. Let the juice stay on skin for 15 minutes and then rinse away with warm water. The juice brightens skin and tightens pores.
For oily skin:
For individuals with oily skin, make a cucumber mask by processing olive oil, honey, milk and chunks of cucumber, including the skin, in a food processor or blender. Apply the mask to skin and allow it to dry.
Rinse away with warm water. The milk helps exfoliate skin and the honey protects and moisturizes. The olive oil also helps moisturize skin, and the cucumber cleanses skin and tightens pores.
For dry skin:
If you have dry skin, use a cucumber and egg white mask. Peel a cucumber and remove the seeds. In a food processor, combine the cucumber, some mint leaves, honey and an egg white.
Process until the mixture is smooth. The cucumber softens and tones skin, the egg helps tone skin, and the honey moisturizes and eliminates bacteria from the skin.
The addition of the mint leaves will leave skin feeling fresh and cool.
④ As Part of Your Diet
While cucumbers make great ingredients for DIY beauty products, they also offer great skin benefits when you eat them. Remember, your skin reflects what you eat too. Cucumbers have important enzymes, minerals, and vitamins that are important for the healthy growth of skin cells.
The antioxidants found in cucumbers also help to combat free radicals, which can harm skin. Cucumbers include a high level of magnesium, which promotes circulation, ensuring skin is glowing and luminous.