Amazing benefits of cucumbers By Falmata Zanna

Amazing benefits of cucumbers  By Falmata Zanna
March 10 17:17 2018 Print This Article

This humble kitchen ingredient not only treats puffy eyes and dark circles, its natural properties fix some major beauty problems. Check out the refreshing beauty benefits of cucumbers.

Cucumbers are known for being a great ingredient to our favourite salads. Apart from the fact that they’re easy to grow and cheap to buy, the benefits of using or eating them are endless.

Some of these benefits include reducing the risk of cancer, fighting inflammation, antioxidant properties, fresher breath, managing stress, supporting digestive health, maintaining healthy weight, and supporting heart health.

Here are the most wonderful benefits of cucumber for healthy skin:

  1. Fade dark circles

Cucumbers have the ability to quickly, safely and easily abundance of antioxidants and silica within cucumber can rejuvenate the skin fade dark circles. Just place 2 cucumber slices on both the eyes and relax for 20 minutes or soak 2 cotton pads with cucumber juice and place them on your eyes.

  1. Reduce puffy eyes

If you are worried about under eye puffiness then cucumbers can also provide almost instant benefits due to the large amount of ascorbic acid in cucumber, when they are placed under the eyes for 20 minutes they can decrease water retention and thus reduce puffiness overall.

  1. Fade freckles

When grated cucumber is used as a tonic and spread all over the face and neck it can reduce the overall appearance of freckles over time.

  1. Improve complexion

Possibly the most common use for cucumber is to improve complexion and simply rejuvenate the skin. When cucumber juice is mixed with a few drops of fresh lemon juice and applied as a facial mask it has an undeniable ability to leave your skin glowing by fading scars and pigmentation.

  1. Treat sunburn

If you have found that you stayed out in the sun a little too long and are dealing with sunburn, then cucumbers can also provide benefits in this regard. The cooling effect of cucumbers is a natural and gentle way to soothe your skin and speed up the healing process.

  1. Tighten open pores

Cucumber makes an excellent toner. You can either mix it with apple cider vinegar, few drops of lemon, honey, aloe vera gel or tomato pulp or use it alone. It immediately tightens open pores.

  1. Remove cellulite

Cucumber can remove those dimples on your thighs.

Take 1/2 cup ground coffee and mix enough cucumber juice and 1 tablespoon raw honey to make a thick paste, apply to the affected area. Wrap it up with muslin wrap sheet and exfoliate gently after 30 minutes. You can also eat cucumber daily to prevent cellulite.

In addition to basically saving our lives, cucumbers keep our bodies, especially skin, hydrated.