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Skin Talk

By, Arshiya Fayaz

Cucumbers are an excellent source of silica, "Cucumbers contain vitamin C & caffeic acid, two, antioxidants that, when applied to the skin, help fend off wrinkles, sun damage and more," said Wechsler, it is the perfect hydrating, soothing blend for your skin." Drinking cucumber juice gives you healthy skin from within.

Cucumber for puffy eyes: This is a perhaps one of the best-known beauty applications of cucumbers. Since cucumbers contain ascorbic acid in huge amounts, it prevents retention of water. Just place slices of cucumbers on your eyes and leave it for ten minutes. The puffiness would be gone.

Cucumber for tired eyes and dark circles: If you are disappointed with the expensive serums that promise to remove dark circles, try using cucumbers. The silica and anti-oxidants that cucumber has assists in lightening dark circles and rejuvenate the under-eye skin.

Cucumber for skin problems: The refreshing properties of cucumbers help to soothe inflammation and treat rashes. Place thin cucumber slices on the affected area to treat irritated skin conditions. In no time, you would feel better.

Cucumber for treating pimples: Cucumber is known to work marvels on pimples as well as blackheads. Apply cucumber juice on the skin and let it dry. Wash off with plain water. The astringent properties would help to reduce pimples.

Cucumber for treating sunburn: Cucumber is a natural coolant, excellent for treating sunburns. It curtails pain and helps to heal the skin thus damaged. Apply cucumber juice directly on skin or place slices on the affected areas to get the best results.

Cucumber for cleansing: It is a deep pore cleanser which gives you bright skin when used daily. The water content of cucumbers help to clean the pores gently and offer you healthy skin.

Cucumber Face Packs: Cucumbers offer numerous benefits when used in face packs. Grated cucumber or cucumber juice can be used as a key ingredient in facial masks to treat wrinkles, spots, blemishes, pimples and fine lines.

Cucumber-Egg white pack: blend to a few cucumber pieces in a blender and form a smooth paste. The paste needs to be strained so that the juice is separated from the residue. Now mix the juice with an egg white and a spoon of lemon juice. Leave it on for about ten minutes and rinse with cold water.

Cucumber-Oates pack: Make a paste by blending cucumber slices. Add someone me honey and yoghurt. Add half-a-cup of oats. Put it in the refrigerator and apply the pack when it is cold. Wait till it is dry and rinse with clean water. If you have dry skin, you can use milk instead of yoghurt.


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