Most of us know the grand ma’s remedy for puffy eyes – placing chilling slices of cucumber on eyes. But very few of us are aware that the cool cucumbers can also be used in plumping up and rejuvenating skin.
Cucumbers comprise of as much as 95% of water – that makes it one of the best home remedy for hydrating face and preventing wrinkles. For those who are looking for anti-aging help, the naturally hydrating and moisturizing goodness of the cucumbers could rival the expensive elixir from the cosmetic body care shops.
Cucumbers have vitamin C & caffeic acid. These two powerful antioxidants, when applied topically to skin, help develop collagen & elastin, fend off wrinkles and shield skin cells from sun damage.
To take advantage of the many benefits of cucumbers for skin, try a cucumber facemask.
Homemade Cucumber Face Mask For Wrinkles
Consider using these diy cucumber facemasks for reducing or preventing your wrinkles.
Cucumber And Honey Face Mask For Wrinkles
Honey has many skin benefits, making it an excellent choice for adding to cucumber.
You will need:
(i) Cucumber: 1
(ii) Honey: 1 tablespoon, organic
(i) Peel off the outer skin and cut the cucumber into slices. Identify the wrinkle areas and dab some honey on these areas one by one, covering the honey with cucumber slices.
(ii) Continue with this process until all the wrinkle areas on your face are covered. You may like to lie down so that the cucumber slices remain in place.
(iii) Let the honey & cucumber sit on your face for about 20 minutes. Remove the cucumber slices & then gently cleanse away the honey.
Apply this remedy regularly 3-4 times a week to see the anti-aging results.
Cucumber And Yogurt Anti-Aging Face Mask
Yogurt is a great exfoliating agent that helps get rid of dirt & dead skin cells. When blended with cucumber, which has cleansing properties, it makes an ideal hydrating, soothing potion for your skin.
You will need:
(i) Cucumber: 1, medium
(ii) Yogurt: 2 tablespoons, plain – unflavored & unsweetened
(i) Puree the cucumber and plain yogurt together. Make sure the mixture is thick enough, but spreadable.
(ii) Pat the mixture on to your face and neck and allow it to sit for 15 minutes. Rinse off the mask with cool water and pat dry.
Try the above cucumber anti-aging treatments and share your experience with us.