Cucumbers are a great vegetable that contain plenty of vitamins, essential minerals, and substances that help maintain normal blood pressure, lose weight and are even associated with reducing the risk of various types of cancer. Along with the nutritional value of cucumbers they have extra qualities to note, because they are very beneficial for your skin and hair, especially when using them along with basic ingredients that can be found in every home. By making use of the list below, you will be able to make 8 natural skin and hair remedies based on the wonderful abilities of cucumbers!
Let's start with the most common use of cucumbers for skin care. Most of us have seen people put cucumber slices on their eyes and if you’ve ever wondered why - it's because this is a wonderful way to treat the eyes. The phytochemicals in cucumbers help collagen tighten, reduce swelling, reduce dark circles around the eyes and makes the skin delicate and lighter. To get the best results, the cucumber you use should be cold (straight from the refrigerator); cut two thick slices and place them on your closed eyes for 10-15 minutes. Because this process is completely natural and free of harmful chemicals, you can repeat it often without worry.
Many people don’t moisturize their skin daily, which is a shame, because doing so had great benefits; cucumber lotion helps soothe and tighten the skin and closes open pores so dirt doesn’t penetrate the skin. To make a cucumber lotion all you have to do is blend together ½ a cucumber (with the peel), 3 tablespoons of witch hazel (extract or dried) and 2 tablespoons of mineral water (or tap water boiled and cooled) until the mixture is smooth. The mixture should be poured through a strainer into a clean container with a vacuum cap to remove all the remaining solids. The resulting emulsion should be placed in a cold place and used within the first few weeks on a daily basis.
If you have oily skin, you probably have very few wrinkles, but you suffer from open comedones (blackheads) and tend to develop acne. Along with a number of drugs recommended for use by different doctors, there are other natural solutions like this cucumber-based lotion. Using this simple product, you can create a mask that will help you deal with the various pimples - all you need is an equal amount of cucumber juice and turmeric powder, and a few drops of lemon juice. Mix all the ingredients together and gently apply on your skin, leave for about 15 minutes and rinse well. You can repeat this action as often as you wish, depending on your personal needs.
Swimming in the pool is a wonderful way to pass the time in the summer or winter, but one of the problems we rarely pay attention to is the damage that the chlorine in pool water can do to our hair. This is exactly why there are a number of remedies that treat chlorine damage, and this natural mask is one of them. All you have to do is take one egg, one tablespoon olive oil and half a peeled cucumber, put them all in a food processor and blend until you get a smooth and uniform mixture. The resulting mixture should be applied evenly throughout the hair and left on for about 10 minutes. Then rinse thoroughly and repeat if necessary.
When cucumber is mixed with other natural substances it can strengthen certain areas of skin on our bodies which tend to develop cellulite. This is because cucumbers have phytochemicals that help tighten collagen and make the outer skin layer more solid. All you have to do is crush and squeeze one whole cucumber and strain the solids, then mix the juice together with a teaspoon of coffee granules and a teaspoon of honey to get a thick, granular scrub. You can apply the scrub to areas that tend to develop cellulite. After use, rinse well and apply moisturizer; It’s best to use one as natural as that which can be found in section number 2.
During the summer or when on holiday, we usually hand out by the pool or at the beach, so it is important to remember that our skin needs to revitalize itself especially after a long time under the blazing sun. To do this, you can make the next natural shower oil that will strengthen and freshen up your body's skin, and the aromas it emits will help you relax after a hard day. All you have to do is fill a bath with warm water, and add 2 sliced cucumbers, 5 sprigs of mint and one or two cups of Epsom salt. Sit in your bath for about 20 minutes, then drain the water and rinse your skin well.
Avocado, like cucumber, has many health benefits and can be combined with it to treat dry facial skin. Avocado fat along with the phytochemicals of cucumber provide great moisture that you can take advantage of to improve your facial skin. All you have to do is take ½ cup chopped cucumber, 1/1 cup chopped avocado, 1 egg white, and 2 teaspoons milk powder, and blend all the ingredients in a food processor until you get a thick mixture. Now you can rub the cream on face, but it is recommended to first put it in the refrigerator for at least half an hour. When you apply the mask, massage it on your face with circular movements, leave it on the skin for about 30 minutes, and then rinse your face thoroughly.
Combination skin is a condition in which a person suffers from a combination of dry skin and oily skin, and to treat it all you have to do is combine a cucumber together with regular yogurt. Yogurt is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties that help prevent itching and dry skin. To prepare the cream, take ½ a cucumber and 1 tablespoon of natural yogurt and mix the two in a food processor until uniform. The resulting mixture should be applied to the face and neck and left for about 20 minutes. Finally, rinse off the mask with warm water and then with cold water to help tighten and close your pores.