We all know the benefits of cucumbers for under eye bags but what else is there to this simple vegetable? Cucumbers are packed full of vitamins and minerals which are beneficial for the skin, hair, and nails. Because they're mostly water, cucumbers are great for a variety of skin conditions, and when consumed, can help with bloating, weight loss, and inflammation. We've compiled the 5 best cucumber beauty uses that will help fix all sorts of problems from skin to hair and everything in between!
5 Cucumber Beauty Uses
#1. Face Masks
Cucumbers can be used in or around a face mask mix. Its simple compounds can easily be added to a refreshing cucumber and avocado face mask or placed on top of the eyes for reduced appearance of eye bags and crows feet. You can even do both at the same time and have an all natural spa-tastic face lift. Cucumber reduces inflammation and brings many necessary vitamins and minerals to the skin making it look younger and brighter. Check out this DIY cucumber face mask for oily skin!
Speaking of brighter, tighter skin, cucumber water is an excellent toner. You can liquefy about half a cucumber, put it in a spray bottle with some rose water and a few peppermint leaves for a face mist that will heal acne, reduce discoloration and also smells great! Check out this homemade cucumber basil toner!
#3. Cucumber Baths
Next, not only is cucumber water good for the skin on your face,it is also good for your whole body. It will give you the same benefits of a face mask, but for the entire body. Cucumber is a natural relaxant and soothes the skin for a radiant glow. Check out this cooling cucumber bath recipe!
#4. Bad Breath
We see cucumber water in lots of different shops and spas but have you ever wondered why? Cucumbers, not only full of vitamins and minerals, are extremely hydrating and help rid the mouth and stomach of bacteria that causes bad breath. You can hold a slice of cucumber between your tongue and the roof of your mouth for about 2 minutes to keep your breath fresh!
#5. Soft Hair
As cucumber is hydrating and once again has so many vitamins and minerals, it can be used in homemade shampoos, conditioners, and masks for softness and shine. You can blend a cucumber solo or mix it with succulent ingredients like olive oil or aloe vera for a super mask.
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