Want to know how to use cucumber on your face for glowing skin? Learn here the best six ways recommended by a top beautician.
Why Use Cucumber On Face?
Let’s first understand why cucumbers are so valuable for use on your face. They are a powerhouse of skin-friendly nutrients having excellent benefits for the skin. In addition, they are well known for their cooling, hydrating, and anti-inflammatory properties. That explains why they have been popular in spas and beauty salons for years.
How To Use Cucumbers On Your Face For Glowing Skin?
Cucumber Face Wash
You can make a refreshing face cleanser at home.
You will need
(i) Skin and juice one cucumber, 1/4 cup of Cucumber juice
(ii) Honey, 1-2 tablespoon
(iii) Castile soap (olive oil-based soaps), two tablespoon
(iv) Green tea bags: 2
(v) Aloe vera juice: 2-3 tablespoons
(vi) Water: 1/3 to 1/2 cup
(i) Gently heat (not boil) the water in a saucepan.
(ii) Throw the green tea bags in warm water, leaving them to cool at room temperature.
(iii) Add the honey and stir to dissolve it in the warm tea.
(iv) Remove the teabags.
(v) Add in freshly squeezed cucumber juice and the aloe vera juice. Stir well.
(vi) Add castile soap, mixing well.
(vii) Transfer the face wash into a glass bottle and close the lid.
(viii) It will last approximately a week with twice-daily use.
(ix)Store in a refrigerator in between use. Shake well before use.
Cucumber Facial Mask
If you’re looking for an easy, quick cucumber and aloe vera face mask for a refreshing feel, this face mask is a good option.
(i) Grate an unpeeled cucumber and put it in a bowl. Now scrape the gel from an aloe vera leaf and put it in the bowl.
(ii) Mash both ingredients together to get a pulpy paste.
(iii) Apply this paste to your cleansed face, leaving it for 15 minutes.
(iv) Rinse off the mask with lukewarm or cool water. Gently pat your face dry with a soft cloth.
Cucumber Toner On Face To Soothe Skin
You can make this DIY cucumber toner to provide a cooling sensation to help heal your damaged skin.
(i) Wash, peel, and slice a cucumber. Put the slices in a pan with enough water to cover them.
(ii) Heat the pan over a low flame for five minutes.
(iii) Cool the cucumber and water mixture. Transfer it to a blender and blend until smooth.
(iv) Strain the mixture using a fine mesh sieve or a cheesecloth to remove chunks.
(v) Pour the concoction into a sterilized spray bottle. You may mix a teaspoon of rose water or witch hazel to boost its hydration and healing properties.
(vi) Shake the bottle before you use it. Store it in the refrigerator in between use.
Caution: Use this toner within four days as it doesn’t contain preservatives and can contaminate over time.
Oatmeal & Cucumber Face Mask
If you have acne-prone skin, then this is for you. Along with cucumber’s astringent properties, while oatmeal helps exfoliate and remove dead skin cells, honey will balance the bacteria on your skin.
(i) Blend or puree half an unpeeled cucumber in a blender or food processor until you get a watery paste-like consistency.
(ii) Pour the mixture through a strainer to separate the juice from any solid bits.
(iii) Add one tablespoon of oatmeal and stir well until it becomes a smooth mixture.
(iv) Add one tablespoon of honey and mix thoroughly.
(v) Apply the mixture over your face and neck, gently massage it with your fingertips, and leave it there for 15 to 20 minutes.
(vi) Rinse the mask off with lukewarm water. Pat your skin dry with a soft cloth.
Rose + Cucumber Eye Pads
Ever wonder why people place sliced cucumbers over their eyes? Cucumbers are rich in ascorbic acid and phytochemicals, which help soothe and tighten skin. In addition, cucumbers also reduce swelling and remove toxins from the skin [source].
To get better results, we recommend using cucumber eye pads instead of placing cucumber slices over your closed eyelids so as to reach the inner and outer corners of the eyes.
(i) Cut cotton rounds into two half-moon shape pads. You will need enough pairs, so cut more than you think you’ll need.
(ii) Puree half a cucumber and one ounce of rose water in a blender until you get lumps-free liquid.
(iii) Transfer the liquid into a bowl and soak the cotton pads in the mixture.
(iv) Squeeze the excess liquid, and re-soak the pads for maximum absorption.
(v) Store the soaked cotton eye pads in a resealable bag in the freezer for future use.
(vi) Take out and thaw the eye pads about 10 minutes before you need them, but make sure they are still cool because the cool temperature will also help reduce puffiness more effectively.
(vii) Place the half-moon eye pads underneath the eyes close to the bottom lash lines, and leave them there for 10–15 minutes.
Cucumber and Yogurt Mask
For a nourishing and soothing face mask, try this combo:
(i) Blend ¼ cup of plain yogurt and one peeled cucumber together into a smooth mixture.
(ii) Apply a thin layer of this mask, leaving it on for about 15 minutes.
(iii) Rinse off the mask with cool water.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How long should I leave cucumber on my face?
You should leave cucumber on your face for at least 15 minutes.
2. Can I use cucumber on my face daily?
96% of cucumbers is water. So, you may use this refreshing and cooling vegetable on your face daily.
3. What is the simplest way to use cucumber on my face?
You can use it as a single-ingredient face mask. Peel and slice a quarter of a large cucumber. Puree and apply it on clean skin. Rinse it off water after 15 minutes.