Benefits of Cucumber for Skin

Farat Abdul Razzaq

Cucumber is a magical fruit with tons of benefits for your eyes, skin, and health.

They are rich in Vitamins, Acids, and Minerals. Besides helping to kick out the dark circles they prevent sunburns and have anti-aging properties.

Benefits of Cucumbers

Below, we will go over the different benefits of cucumbers for the skin.

Reduces Puffiness and inflammation;

Cucumbers are rich in antioxidants, vitamins A and, C, and Polyphenols that are very helpful in reducing inflammation. Additionally, they are high in water content and have a cooling effect so they can reduce puffiness or swelling.

Kick out Dark Circles;

Dark circles and pesky eyes are never fun for beauty-conscious folks. So, you can eliminate dark shades around your eyes with Cucumbers. This fruit is the old-times secret to clear out the dark areas under your eyes. 

You can simply take slices of cucumber and apply them under the eyes for 20 minutes. Better apply the cool slices. This will reduce redness, eye swelling, and constrict blood vessels and as a result, dark circles lighten up. Regular application of cucumber under the eyes keeps the dark circles away.

Keep the dry skin Hydrated;

Cucumbers are 96% water and rich in electrolytes. They can draw water from the deeper layers of skin and retain it on the skin. Also, they are rich in Vitamin C, Caffeic acid, and Ascorbic acid preventing oxidative stress and so prevent dryness of the skin.

Treat Sunburns and protect them from sun damage;

Protection from UV rays is the top recommendation of beauty gurus, especially in summer, as it becomes essential. Cucumber is packed with Vitamins and acts as natural sunscreen. It contains ascorbic acid and caffeic acid that reduces irritation and redness and it is a strong anti-oxidant that reduces free radicles.

Gift for Sensitive Skin;

Cucumbers can soothe skin and contain phytonutrients that can treat skin mild issues and work as an astringent due to water enrichment.

Anti-aging properties;

Signs of aging like wrinkles, age spots, and fine lines make your skin loose and unattractive. Cucumber can slow down collagen depletion. It has folic acid and fibers in it, which helps in the production of elastin and increases the elasticity of your skin. Collagen and elastin production is enhanced by vitamin C, which is present in cucumbers but the cucumbers alone cannot win the battle against aging. You must consider adding vitamin C capsules to your skincare routine.

Vitamin A protects from sunburns, Vitamin B keeps the skin moisturized, and Vitamin K speeds up the healing process.

Revive Dull Complexion;

For healthy glowing skin, Cucumbers are a great idea to use. Cucumbers are the hub of naturally occurring nutrients, minerals, and amino acids. They are capable of reducing irritation and redness of skin that causes discolorations and dark marks. Also, they help in the even distribution of skin pigment called melanin and lighten the skin tone.

Reduce Oil Production;

This is good news for people with oily skin. Vitamin C and amino acids keep the oil production balanced and reduce the excess sebum production. They also contain salicylate that makes the pores constricted and thus reduces oil on the skin.

Tighten hair follicles;

Cucumbers are rich in antioxidants and due to their astringent properties, they keep skin clean and draw out impurities. So,  pores do not clog and do not become wide.

Helps to treat acne;

Vitamins A, B, C, and E are powerful antioxidants So they fight against free radicles. They help to cure marks and spots from acne breakouts.  They are anti-inflammatory.

Benefits for mouth;

They contain phytochemicals that kill bacteria causing bad breath. For this purpose, take a slice of cucumber, and keep it in your mouth for a few seconds. It will give you a fresh feeling.

How to use Cucumber for skin?

Cucumber toner for oily skin;

Cucumber Toner for oily skin
  • To make cucumber toner, Wash and peel the fruit.
  • Cut it into thin slices.
  • Heat it for 15 minutes.
  • Blend and filter to remove the pulp.
  • Store the liquid obtained in a bottle in the refrigerator.
  • You can add glycerine, rose water, or lemon juice for extra benefits.
  • Use it in 4 days. After that, it starts producing odor.

Face Mask;

Cucumber face mask

  • Peel cucumber, cut in slices, and heat for 15 minutes.
  • Blend it and make a thin paste.
  • Cleanse your face and apply a Cucumber mask.
  • To enhance results, you can add Vitamin C to the paste. Although cucumbers have vit. C but this is not enough. Vitamin C speeds up collagen production and makes skin look brighter.

Oatmeal, Honey, and Yogurt Mask;

  • Blend the boiled unpeeled cucumber.
  • Add 1 tablespoon oatmeal, 1tb. Honey and 1tb. yogurt.
  • Mix it well and apply it to the face for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse off with cool water.

Honey’s antimicrobial properties along with other ingredients of the face pack, give an extra glow and keep your skin clean and healthy.

Cucumber, Aloe vera mask;

  • Blend boiled cucumber and mix it with 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel.
  • Message on your face for 15 minutes and then rinse off.

Cucumber-infused water;

  • Wash the cucumber. And cut it into slices without peeling off.
  • Take water in a pan.
  • Add cucumbers to it and heat for an hour.
  • You can use this infused water in the morning to get rid of morning puffiness and pesky eyes.

Cucumber and Hyaluronic acid;

This combo is incredible for achieving healthy and shiny skin.

You can mix cucumber blend with hyaluronic acid. Apply this mixture for 15 minutes, And you will witness the extraordinary result.

Add cucumbers to your diet;

Cucumbers are seen to promote weight loss, decrease Cholesterol, and control B.P.Although these benefits are not proven by scientists. But it will be worth to add this to your diet.

Cucumber juice and Cucumber salad is a great idea to add to your diet.

Side effects of cucumber

  1. Cucumbers are usually safe to use but when used excessively, the seeds of cucumbers might decrease blood sugar levels. This may be problematic for diabetic patients.
  2. As its excessive use may lower the blood sugar level, so stop using it 2 weeks before surgery.

To Sum up, Cucumbers have lots of benefits for your skin and eyes. They have anti-aging properties. You can add other beauty goodies in cucumber masks to enhance the outcomes. They are worth adding to the diet.

Hey! I'm Farat, with a pen that is armed with a passion for trend spotting, make-up artistry and skin-care secrets. I bring forth the secrets of beauty from natural remedies to mindful practices. My pen narrates the true stories of the celebrities you love to know.

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