All of us love a few slices of cucumber in our salads and almost always have a few stocked up in our refrigerators. The yummy, refreshing flavour always tempts us into adding some slices to our salads. But were you aware that your skin loves cucumber just as much as you?

Cucumber juice is a magical elixir that offers amazing skin benefits owing to the high levels of nutrients such as vitamin C, K, iron and calcium to name a few. Let’s find out all the ways in which this star veggie helps with our beauty needs...

skin loves cucumber

Removes tan

Cucumber is packed with astringent properties that help in removing sun tan. The mild bleaching property of cucumber juice evens out the skin tone delivers a youthful glow to the skin.

BB Pro Tip: Simply grate a cucumber, transfer it to a clean washcloth and squeeze the juice out. Apply the juice to your face and wash it off after 15-20 minutes.

skin loves cucumber

Soothes puffy eyes

This is the best trick your parlour didi suggests each time you complain about puffy eyes. The antioxidants and silica in cucumber lightens dark circles and reduces the appearance of puffy eyes.

BB Pro Tip: Soak two cotton balls (one for each eye) in fresh cucumber juice and place it on the eyes. Leave them on for 20 minutes and rinse off.

skin loves cucumber

Lightens blemishes

Blemishes tend to you mar your beauty and come in the way of clear, flawless skin. The anti-inflammatory properties of cucumber juice help soothe your skin and reduce the redness and blemishes.

BB Pro Tip: Mix half a cucumber juice with a teaspoon of oatmeal and let it soak for half an hour. Apply this mixture to your face and wash off after 20 minutes with lukewarm water.

skin loves cucumber

Fights cellulite

The high content of phytochemicals in cucumber juice increases the production of collagen for skin elasticity that in turn helps in reducing cellulite.

BB Pro Tip: Mix cucumber juice, ground coffee and raw honey to form a thick paste, apply to the affected area and wrap it in a muslin cloth. Leave it on for 30 minutes and gently exfoliate the area before washing it off.

skin loves cucumber

Tightens pores

The astringent properties in cucumber juice helps in toning the skin. This helps tighten the pores and gives the skin a smooth and even texture.

BB Pro Tip: Mix equal quantities of cucumber and coconut juices, along with some raw milk. Apply this mixture to a cleansed face using cotton balls, let it dry naturally and wash off with water.