As summer approaches you need to make a few changes in your skin care regime. You need to move away from deep moisturizing treatments and move towards treatments that hydrate your skin and offer protection from the sun. Summer skin care regimes also require a person to take care of any signs of sun damage. During this season the skin benefits from cucumber. The vegetable is made up of 90% water and hence it hydrates the skin and body if consumed; on the other hand the cooling properties can be used to soothe skin that has been harmed by sun damage. Cucumbers are a great source of vitamins A and E and also other nutrients like potassium, phosphorus and calcium.
Cucumber for skin care:
Cucumber is extremely beneficial for the skin. It has natural hydrating and moisturizing properties. They also have natural astringent properties that help to get rid of the scars and marks on the face. In this way the vegetables acts as a moisturizing agent as well as a skin nourishing agent.
Cucumber has the ability to get rid of toxins from the body. If you drink the juice you will be able to flush out all he toxins from your body. Washing your face with the juice or rubbing cucumber slices on your face helps to clean your skin and pores. To use cucumber juice to clean your skin use equal parts of cucumber juice and lemon juice along with a few drops of rose water and massage it on your skin.
Let the juices penetrate into the skin for a few minutes and then wash it off with warm water. This will leave your skin soft and smooth. For a deep cleansing effect wash your face with a mixture of cucumber juice and milk.
To use cucumber to tone your skin you need to mix the juice with honey and apply it on your skin regularly. This will tone your skin and leave it fresh and clean. Using this blend on your skin regularly will also help to lighten your skin tone.
Cucumber is effective even as a cure for acne. To use it as a treatment to cure the skin condition you need to cut cucumber slices and soak them in water for an hour. Drink the juice to get rid of all the toxins from your body. You can also wash your face with this in order to get rid of the excess oils and surface dirt.