6 Benefits Of Using Cucumber For Skin And Hair
By: Kratika Tue, 14 Sept 2021 4:17 PM
Cucumber is a widely cultivated plant that belongs to Cucrubitaceae family, and was first cultivated in parts of Southern Asia. There are 3 main varieties of cucumber- slicing, pickling and burpless. Being an excellent source of essential nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients and polyphenols etc, cucumber provides several beauty benefits.
# Keeps Premature Aging At Bay
Cucumber benefits our skin health and provides anti-aging benefits.
Antioxidants like vitamin A, vitamin C and other relevant antioxidantal compounds like phytonutrients and polyphenols etc in cucumber protects our skin cells from free radical damage, and keep various signs of premature aging like fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, dark spots and skin blemishes etc at bay.
For treating fine lines and wrinkles, blend one egg white, one tablespoon of cucumber and one tablespoon of lemon together to form a paste, and apply this mixture all over the face.Let it air dry 10-15 minutes, and then wash off thoroughly with water. Regular use will reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
# Provides Glowing Skin
Essential nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and dietary fibers in the cucumber improves our skin health, and aids in bringing out the natural glow of the skin.
It is a wonderful skin toner that provides cooling effect to the skin because of it’s anti-inflammatory and hydrating properties. Vitamin E provides nourishment to the skin and make it soft, supple and radiant.To improve skin glow, rub a freshly peeled cucumber slice on your face and neck, and leave it to dry for 30 minutes. Wash off with cold water.
# Hydrates Skin
The abundance of water (around 96 percent) in cucumber keeps our skin well hydrated and moistruzed.
It prevents skin dryness, and make our skin soft and supple.Other nutrients like vitamin B complex, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin C provides nourishment to the skin and improves skin health.
For improving skin hydration, throughly mix cucumber juice and curd together to form a fine paste and apply this paste on the face and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Wash off with water. Regular use gives a soothing effect to the skin, and keeps it smooth and moisturized.
# Reduces Skin Tan
The natural bleaching properties of cucumber reduces skin tan and improves skin complexion. To reduce skin tan, take some cucumber puree or cucumber juice and add an equal amount of lemon juice to it.
Gently apply this paste on the face and other tanned areas of the body. Leave it for 15 minutes and then wash off with cold water.
# Promotes Hair Growth
Cucucumber is good for our hair follicles and scalp, and promotes hair growth.
Vitamin C, vitamin E and other antioxidantal compounds like phytonutrients and polyphenols in cucumber protects our hair follicles and scalp from free radical damage, and reduces the risk of premature greying of hair, hair fall, split ends, dryness of hair etc.Nutrients in the cucumber provides nourishment to the hair follicles and scalp, and keep them healthy.
A healthy scalp ensures the growth of new hair follicles, and also take care of the existing hair follicles.Calcium, potassium, sulfur and silicon also plays an important role in keeping our hair healthy.
# Make Hair Shiny And Silky
Cucumber make our hair strong and lustrous, and adds a natural shine to the hair.
For this, blend one egg, some olive oil and a quarter cucumber together to form a finely textured mixture. Apply this mixture on the scalp an hair, and leave it for 10 minutes. Wash off with water using a mild shampoo.Rinsing hair with cucumber juice make hair silky and shiny.