Cucumber has powerful skin cleansing and soothing properties which can be used to prepare homemade face mask and make your skin healthy, happy and glowing. Along with cooling properties, it contains several phytochemicals and nutrients. The vitamin k contained in it can help to hydrate the capillaries under eyes and remove dark circles. Its high ascorbic and caffeic acid content can help to prevent wrinkles and being rich in vitamin C, it can encourage collagen production and maintain the elasticity of the skin. Besides this, this green vegetable is also rich in vitamin A and minerals like potassium, calcium, manganese, copper, iron, selenium, silica and phosphorus.
Here Are 3 Easy To Make Face Mask Recipes Which Will Not Only Refresh Your Skin, But Will Also Make Your Skin Glow:
Cucumber Yogurt Mask for All Skin Type
To make this exfoliating and hydrating face mask, you will need:
1 tbsp yogurt
Peel cucumber; make puree using the peeled cucumber and mix yogurt. Apply the mask on your face and neck and leave it on the skin for 15 minutes. Rinse your face with cold water. The lactic acid present in yogurt will make your skin smooth and moisturized while cucumber will nourish and refresh your skin by hydrating it.
Cucumber, Honey and Banana Face Mask for Dry Skin
To make this nourishing and hydrating face mask for dull and dry skin, you will need:
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Blend the above mentioned ingredients together to make the face mask. Apply on the facial skin and leave for 15 minutes to let it work. Wash off with cold water and apply moisturizer. Combination of lemon juice and cucumber will help to tone your skin brilliantly and helps to get rid of acne and dark spots.
Cucumber Honey Mask for Wrinkle-Free Skin
Prepare this nourishing, hydrating and exfoliating face mask to promote elasticity to your skin. This mask will help in new tissue growth and provide you with clean and clear skin. To prepare this mask, you will need:
2 tbsp honey
Puree the cucumber and add honey to make smooth consistency. Instead of honey, you can also use aloe Vera gel which has also amazing skin refreshing properties. Apply the mask on your face. Wait for 10-15 minutes and wash off your face with lukewarm water to get fresh, glowing skin.
Apart from using cucumber for enhancing your skin, eat this nutrient rich vegetable to hydrate your skin.