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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Written by Urvi Dalal on Jan 28, 2019
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!