Cucumber - An Aid To Beauty


A slice of cucumber in the summer months is like manna from heaven. Cucumber rejuvenates you internally as well as externally. Who would have thought that the humble cucumber can play such a key role in beauty care? Here is how you can reap the benefits of cucumber for healthy, younger-looking skin.

For radiant skin

Cucumber, with its cooling properties, can be used as a natural toner and astringent. To get glowing skin, take some cucumber juice and apply on your face and neck. After thirty minutes, wash with cold water.

For deep moisturizing

The water content in cucumber acts as a natural moisturizer to revive dull and dry skin. For a moisturizing face pack take equal amounts of cucumber juice and yogurt. Mix well and apply the paste all over your face. When it dries rinse with cold water.

For treating skin tan, sunburns and rashes  

A natural bleaching agent, cucumber helps in lightening the skin and scar marks. Take equal amounts of cucumber puree and lemon juice. Massage your face and the tanned areas with this paste. Let it stay for 15 minutes and wash well with cold water. To get relief from sun burns and rashes make a paste of cucumber and aloe vera. Apply, let it dry and rinse well with water.

For Anti-ageing

Cucumber is the ultimate anti-ageing food as it contains the necessary vitamins and minerals to slow down the aging process. To say goodbye to fine lines and wrinkles mix an egg white, a tablespoon of cucumber and lemon juice and apply on your face. Keep for about fifteen minutes and wash thoroughly.

For getting rid of dark circles and puffy eyes

Cucumber, the cooling vegetable is loaded with antioxidants, which help in reducing the inflammation that causes puffiness and dark circles. Lie on your back and place a cucumber slice over each closed eyelid. Rest for about ten minutes.

For managing oil secretion and acne

The antioxidants present in cucumber provide relief from blocked pores and extreme oil secretion which lead to acne. Mix some cucumber pulp, turmeric powder and lemon juice. Spread this on the affected areas and leave it to dry for 15 minutes. Wash well with water.