Get to know 10 beauty benefits of cucumbers to enhance your beauty routine naturally!
Cucumbers are cooling vegetables that contain a lot of water (about 96%). I love cucumbers in detox waters, salads and also just munching on them with a bit of salt!
But who knew this humble veggie actually did more than cool you down from the inside? It’s got amazing beauty benefits that I want to share with you guys today!
10 Beauty Benefits of Cucumbers for Skin & Hair
Below are 10 amazing beauty benefits of cucumbers for your skin, hair & more!
1. Calms Puffy Eyes
This is by far the most classic beauty benefit of cucumbers. I mean, we’ve all used cucumber slices on our eyes during a facial treatment (at home or professional) haven’t we?!
Cucumbers calm puffy eyes and reduce redness so if you wake up with eye bags, grab a cucumber from the fridge, cut two slices, lie down and apply them over your eyes. After 15 minutes, discard the slices and look at your eyes! The puffiness is sure to have reduced significantly!
2. Hydrates Skin
Does your skin look dry dehydrated and dull? Then you need to make a cucumber face mask! It revitalizes skin cells by pumping them up with much-needed water.
- Hydrating Face Mask: To make a hydrating face mask with cucumbers, simply blend 1 peeled and chopped cucumber with 1 tomato. Pour the puree into an ice cube tray and freeze for an hour. Use one ice cube to make a hydrating face mask as follows: Crush up a cucumber-tomato ice cube in a bowl then add 1 tsp of kaolin clay and ½ tsp honey. Mix well to form a paste and apply it on your face, avoiding the eyes. Rinse off after 15 minutes for fresh hydrated skin!
3. Facial Toner
Cucumber water is refreshing, hydrating and skin tightening as well! You can easily make a toner out of it which suits all skin types!
Try my Homemade Cucumber Facial Toner as a refreshing natural toner!
4. Revitalizes Skin Cells
A quick pick me up for your skin is cucumber ice cubes! Make them by blending a cucumber in a blender then freezing it in an ice cube tray. These cucumber ice cubes instantly revitalize skin cells and refresh tired skin, making you look more awake and less puffy! If you wake up late & tired, wash your face then apply a cucumber ice cube to tighten & rejuvenate your skin before applying makeup for a fresh healthy look. For sensitive skin, wrap the ice cube in a hanky or washcloth before applying.
5. Soothes Irritated Skin
When applied on irritated skin like rashes, poison ivy blisters and other skin irritations, cucumber gives a pleasant cooling sensation that brings much-needed relief!
6. Treats Sunburn
Ouch! Got a sunburn?! Use cucumbers to cool and soothe your skin! You can make cucumber water by blending up and straining cucumbers through a sieve then storing it in a spray bottle. Spray onto the sunburn to cool it and speed healing!
Cucumbers not only hydrates skin cells but also help tightens them! This skin tightening effect helps promote youthful skin that doesn’t look saggy and unsightly. Make a cucumber toner (recipe in Point 3 above) for anti-aging benefits!
8. Improves Skin Complexion
Cucumbers contains silica that is essential for healthy skin cells and connective tissue. So make sure to add a lot of fresh cucumber to your salads for a beautiful complexion!
9. Cools an Itchy Scalp
When eaten, cucumbers cool an overheated body from the inside out. They also help do the same when applied topically! Make a cucumber scalp spray as follows to soothe an itchy irritated scalp:
- Cucumber Scalp Spray: In a blender, add 1 chopped cucumber and a little water. Blend to get a watery puree. Pass it through a plastic sieve to get cucumber water. Now add 1 tsp of witch hazel and 3 drops of peppermint essential oil. Mix well and pour it into a spray bottle. Spray liberally on your scalp when needed!
10. Reduces Oily Hair
Pour cucumber water on your scalp and hair length as your final hair rinse in the shower. This combats oily hair & scalp issues while leaving your hair hydrates!
So that’s it! Enjoy the above beauty benefits of almond milk by consuming it regularly and dousing yourself with it too! 😉