Each time I go to a sub shop, I have the sandwich artist put cucumbers on my sandwich. My grandmother used to make best cucumber sandwiches and there is a recipe for cucumber soup I am itching to try. Not to mention mouth-watering dishes such as cucumber salad or a turkey and cucumber lettuce wraps. I am sure many of you enjoy similar yummy delectables, but is it possible cucumbers could be healthy for our skin and beauty? Perhaps. Cucumbers are relatives to watermelons and pumpkins, which are both nutritious for us. So, let’s explore this together.
First, cucumbers are 96 percent hydration. If you don’t drink a lot of water, then this a veggie that you want to eat. It’s going to help eliminate your body of the toxins and fats that are making it hard to lose weight. It’s estimated that around 20 percent of our water intake comes from fruits and vegetables. Think about watermelons, apples, cantaloupe, lemons and limes. These all have high water content which is going to fill your stomach and leave you fuller for longer. It’s still important to drink water, but this is a delicious way to get the rest of the 8-glass-a-day requirement.
Cucumbers also help reduce the puffiness in eyes. This is a beauty tip that has been around for a long time in home and professional beauty salons. Cucumbers have the ability to lighten the skin. It helps reduce dark circles, making the skin appear youthful and glowing. As we all grow older, this is going to become a favorite beauty secret. To reduce dark circles, place a cucumber slice onto each eye. Relax for 20 minutes. You can also soak 2 cotton pads with cucumber juice and place them on your eyes. Also, cucumbers may bring down the water retention in the eyes. This makes the eyes less puffy, reducing the swelling. The swelling may be a result from dry eyes, staying up too late or simply crying. If you want to banish it, then try this solution. To reduce the puffiness, place 2 cucumbers over your eyes for 20 minutes and relax.
Furthermore, cucumbers can assist in rejuvenating your skin’s complexion. It helps prevents redness and irritation, either related to acne or sunburns. Cucumbers are also high in Vitamin E, which contains anti-aging properties. You’re sure to see less wrinkles and fine lines after many uses of this water-based vegetable. Cucumber water may be a different face wash in which you want to invest. It helps to tone and refresh the skin, while it works to reduce the oiliness, lightening the skin over time. Furthermore, cucumbers are known for being gentle on skin. When you use cucumber water to wash your face, it’s going to close pores and reduce dark circles or puffiness around the eyes. It also helps cooling down the body, both with external and internal heat.
On another note, cucumbers may be able to cure your bad breath. Use your tongue to hold it at the roof of your mouth. While this may seem silly, it really does work. Hold this position for around 30 seconds. The chemicals of the cucumber will destroy the bacteria, leaving you with fresh breath. I’ve never tried this, but it sounds like it would be useful.
For those that want to banish freckles, cucumber juice may be the remedy. This method is considered to be a safe alternative to bleaches and whiteners that you may find over the counter. First, use a vegetable peeler to remove the peel from the cucumber. Then, blend the cucumber in a juicer or blender, using a low speed. Mix the cucumber juice in a small bowl. Then, use a cotton ball to apply the juice to your freckles in the morning and at night. Rinse after letting the juice sit for 5 minutes.
Cucumbers can also be used to banish unwanted cellulite. All you need is 1/2 cup coffee, a cucumber and 1 tablespoon raw honey. Mix these together to generate a thick paste. Apply it to the affected area, wrapping it with a muslin wrap sheet. Exfoliate the area after 30 minutes. Also, eating a cucumber daily will prevent cellulite.
If you are looking to grow hair, then cucumbers may be your snack of choice. This vegetable is rich in vitamins A and C, manganese, magnesium and potassium. Also, it is rich is silica, which helps keep tissues and cartilage healthy in the body. In addition, silica helps support healthy hair growth, while helping with healthy skin and nails. Silica will help you to not lose your hair as well. Simply mix well crushed cucumbers with cumber seed oil and apply it to your hair, rinsing with conditioner.
Cucumbers may also act as a cooling agent. For instance, when you eat cucumbers, you get relief from heart burn. When you put cucumbers on your face, then you are getting relief from sunburn. The phrase “cool as a cucumber” has truth behind it. Cucumbers are going to give your skin back its lost moisture. It’s going to revitalize it with vitamin C to help your skin get smoother and stronger, and it’s going to repair sunburns that damaged your skin.
Finally, cucumbers helps to fight acne. Cucumber juice promotes clear skin by keeping the pores clear. This keeps the skin clear and flexible. Also, the reproduction of sebum is more regulated which helps prevent an acne breakout. Also, cucumbers act as a toner to the skin. They clear up oily skin and prevent it from returning again. Cucumber juice also has the ability to open your pores. This procedure should be used on a daily basis to keep acne away. As I said earlier, I love cucumbers. All these reasons are excellent reasons to make them an addition to your beauty routine. Some of you may follow of these, and that’s fabulous! Others may be just learning about them and that’s fantastic, too. Whatever the case, incorporate at least one or two new tricks into your routine. It’s always great to stay on your toes!