Cucumber has been a staple of most of the healthy salads for a long time and for a basic reason that it is very tasty and beneficial for our health. But that doesn’t mean you need to eat cucumber all day to get the benefits of it
Cucumber is known for its anti-ageing, wrinkle-fighting and skin smoothing benefits. So, to achieve it all you need to do is applying raw cucumber on your skin or even mix it with other ingredients to make a face mask which also will yield excellent results.
Cucumber is very beneficial and if applied to your skin it is great, the benefits of cucumber are:
- its packed with antioxidants
- It contains Vitamins A, C, B1, potassium and Biotin which are all beneficial nutrients.
- Cucumber is known to lighten, brighten, hydrate and tone your skin.
This are just some basic benefits out of the vast list of benefits this magical vegetable has. Let’s find out some of the best face masks made with cucumber for flawless glowing skin.
1 Cold Cucumber Compress
The best part about cucumber is it doesn’t need to be processed or prepared in order to be any use, you just need to cut a few slices and that is it. Put the slices of cucumber in the fridge and take it out after 14 minutes. Apply it on the part of your body that you feel has wrinkles and relax with the cold cucumber on the skin. This is a practice that you can do daily, and it wouldn’t even harm you.
2 Cucumber Juice Face Mask
The juice from a fresh cucumber is very healthy for your skin. It helps with early signs of aging and sagging skin. To make this face mask, cut a large cucumber into small pieces and put the pieces into a blender. You will need to make a puree of the cucumber and then pour the puree through a strainer to separate the water and the pulp. Now wash your skin with warm water, so your pores are open and then apply the juice on your skin and leave it for fifteen minutes. Wash it off with cold water and pat dry your skin with a clean towel.
3 Cucumber Mash Face Mask
If you don’t want to have wrinkles, then moisture is very important for your skin. Cucumbers on the other hand are packed with moisture and you don’t need an expensive cream to do that. Cut a small cucumber and put It in a blender. Blend the cucumber until it is coarse and apply the mash on a clean face and let it sit for fifteen minutes and wash it off with warm water.
4 Cucumber and Aloe Vera Face Mask
Cucumber has anti-ageing properties and helps heal damaged dry skin. So, the combination of cucumber and aloe vera is magical for your skin. Both the ingredients have hydrating and healing properties. All you must do is blend the mix of cucumber and aloe gel in a blender till you get a smooth paste. Clean your face and apply the mask and leave It for 15 minutes. Wash it off with warm water.
5 Cucumber and Yogurt Face Mask
If you are suffering from dry and irritated skin, then this face mask will help you out. It is great for tightening pores, shrinking dilated blood vessels, decreasing swelling and inflammation and many more benefits and all this by just mixing cucumber and yogurt. To make this mask you need to put peeled cucumber in a blender and then put the mash in a bowl and add 1 tablespoon yogurt in it and mix it well. Apply on clean face, neck and leave it for fifteen minutes. Wash it off with cold water.
6 Cucumber and Rose Water
Cucumber and Rose Water face mask will help you fight off skin infection and reduce discolorations as well as restore skins natural color. To make this mask you need to puree half a cucumber in a blender and then pour the mixture in a small mixing bowl and add two tablespoon of Rose Water and mix well. Apply the mix on clear skin and wash it off with lukewarm water.