You can do so much more with cucumbers than just add them to your salad or merely put them over your eyes while you try to get some beauty sleep. Since cucumbers carry so many anti aging benefits, you should definitely make the most of it.
Check out this homemade cucumber face mask that is sure to help take a couple years off.
What You Need:
- 1 cucumber
- Half a cup of yogurt
- 1 spoon of milk powder
What To Do:
First of all, you want to peel your cucumber and then cut it up into tiny little cubes. While you’re at it, you might as well get rid of the seeds too. When done, you want to put your pieces into a food processor or a blender. Add the yogurt. Add the milk powder. Then go ahead and blend away. You want to have a smooth and rather thick substance when done- nothing too thin or runny.
Once you have your cucumber concoction, make sure that you have a clean, dry face to put it on. Washing your face and patting dry is definitely recommended before anything else. Then simply use your fingers to spread your homemade past evenly over your face and neck. Of course, you want to steer clear of the eye area.
Let it sit for a good 10-15 minutes before you rinse. Cold water is the best. But if you simply must use warm, you should at least finish off with a splash of cold. Remember that cold water closes your pores and tightens your skin.
Finally, pat dry. ALWAYS PAT DRY.
TIP: But if you don’t feel like mixing and matching, you can even use a cucumber all on its own. All you have to do is store it in the fridge over night. Peel it the next day. Chop, blend, then apply. Simple, yet soothing and effective.
What’s So Good About Cucumbers?
When it comes to skin care, you can’t go wrong with cucumbers. You see, a cucumber hydrates your skin, so it acts like a really good moisturizer, but at the same time, it also prevents water retention, so it is good to relieve burns and swelling too- not to mention what it does for skin irritations. It gives your connective skin tissue a good boost, which means tighter, less sag, skin. It prevents puffiness- hence putting them over your eyes. And it even softens your skin as well- so less wrinkles.
Aside from that, cucumbers have an extremely high water content. They are full of Vitamin A, B, and C, as well as a couple of minerals too, like magnesium, potassium, manganese, and silicon.
Actually eating cucumbers has been proven to be good for digestive problems, constipation, and even sore teeth and gums. Cucumbers also do wonders for your joint health as well as your bones in general. Plus, this green veggie will even help make your hair shine.