Cucumber is a vegetable that can create wonders to your skin. Cucumber can nourish the skin and can tone your skin very well. Cucumber helps to reduce the impact of hot sun on the skin, tighten pores, soothe itching, reduce puffiness of the eyes etc.
Cucumber Recipes for Beautifying the Skin
Cucumber Honey Toner
Take a medium sized cucumber and peel and chop it coarsely. Then make a puree of this cucumber and sieve the puree through a cheese cloth. Keep the sieve for another 15 minutes and collect the clear juice. Now mix the clear cucumber juice with two teaspoon honey and shake it well. Take a little of this mixture on a cotton pad and wipe your face daily in the morning and at night. Let the liquid be there on your skin and allow it to air dry. You can store the remaining solution in a refrigerator.
Peel a half cucumber and chop it coarsely. Then blend this cucumber pieces in a blender and apply this smooth paste over your face and keep it there for 15 minutes. There after rinse your face with cool water.
Cucumber Yogurt Facial Mask
Take one tablespoon cucumber and one tablespoon parsley and make puree out of this. Then add one tablespoon yogurt to this and mix well. Spread this paste on your face and allow it to stand for 20 minutes. Then rinse with cool water.
Cucumber Egg white Mask
Take a half cucumber and peel and chop it coarsely. Add this cucumber pieces in to a blender and to this add one egg white, one tablespoon lemon juice and one teaspoon mint and blend them well till you get a fine mixture. Keep this mixture in a refrigerator for about 10 minutes. Then apply this mixture on your face and neck and keep it for 15 minutes and wash off with warm water followed by cool water.
Keep two thin slices of cucumber over your eyes and lie down for about 15 minutes. This will help you to get rid of the puffy eyes.
Grate some cucumber and mix it with a little milk and keep it in refrigerator for half an hour. Then apply this mixture on the skin under the eye and keep it there for 20 minutes and wash off with cool water. This will remove the dark circles around the eyes.