Cucumbers are 90% water, making them a very hydrating and refreshing vegetable. Apart from adding them to your salads, you can also gain the beauty benefits of cucumber by incorporating it into your beauty routine.
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Here are some great ways in which you can make the most of cucumbers and their amazing properties.
1. Summer Body Scrub Recipe Using Cucumbers
This is the perfect body scrub for summer. It is refreshing enough to wake you up in the morning but is light enough that it does not overwhelm you with strong scents. All you need is four key ingredients to make this super easy yet super effective body scrub.
- ½ cucumber
- 10 fresh mint leaves
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup coconut oil
Method: Blend the cucumber and mint leaves until smooth. Add in the sugar and coconut oil and blend for a couple of seconds to mix them all. Store in a clean jar in the refrigerator. Use within two weeks. You will be surprised with the results as cucumber benefits the skin tremediously.
2. Toner Recipe Using Cucumbers
If you have large pores and are constantly on the lookout for a good cleanser to help keep your pores nice and tight, then look no further. All you need is this simple toner recipe to make your own toner. It will not dry out your skin like many of the commercially available toners do.
- ½ cucumber
- 2 teaspoon organic honey
Method: Blend the cucumber till it becomes a puree. Use a strainer to filter the cucumber pulp and extract the water. Add the honey to this water and mix well. Store in a clean glass jar or bottle and keep in the refrigerator. Use it daily before going to bed and see how your pores tighten and your skin feels soft and fresh.
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Continue reading for how to use cucumbers in different ways.
3. Foot Mask Recipe Using Cucumbers
Why leave out your feet from all the fun? It is a fact that our feet tend to face most of the brunt when it comes to wear and tear. We are constantly on our feet, forcing them into heels and ignoring them when it comes to skincare. So do use this foot mask to have your feet feeling refreshed and soothed.
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- 2 cucumbers
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 plastic bags
Method: Add all three ingredients in a blender and blend well. Pour the pureed content in the two plastic bags making sure you divide it equally between them. Dip each of your foot into the bags and make sure you completely cover your feet in the foot mask. Knot the top of the bag around your leg and let your feet soak for ten to fifteen minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water. This mask will revive your tired feet and soothe any aches you may have. The cucumber helps to refresh the skin and the lemon helps in exfoliation and of course the olive oil helps moisturize your feet.
Of course apart from these all of us know that using cucumber slices under your eyes can help reduce puffiness and dark circles. Cucumber can be pureed and used on sun damaged skin to soothe and heal it. There are so many different ways in which cucumbers can be used in our beauty routine. They provide amazing results, are not expensive and will help keep you cool during the hot summer months.
We can’t help but fall in love with this wonderful vegetable. Go ahead and try these different ways of using cucumber on your skin and you will also fall in love, just like us.
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