Cucumber is not only delicious to eat, drink, or serve as a cone decoration. This one fruit can also be used as a cucumber mask which has a myriad of properties to maintain the health and beauty of facial skin.
The center of the cucumber contains a lot of water, vitamin C, vitamin A, folate and caffeic acid which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. So , do not be surprised if cucumbers are often sliced thin and affixed to the face or tired eyes .
Even using a cucumber mask is believed to be able to cool the skin, reduce irritation and swelling of the skin, and treat acne and sunburn.
Cucumber Mask for Face
The following are the various benefits of cucumber masks for the face that you can feel and how to make them:
Clean, peel, and puree cucumber, then add a tablespoon of plain yogurt and stir until well blended. Apply the cucumber mask to your face and leave it on for 10 minutes. Finally, rinse with warm water until clean.
To moisturize the face
Mix cucumber, honey , yogurt, and oatmeal to create a cucumber mask that is able to moisturize, cool, and exfoliate dead skin cells on the face. After that, do not forget to apply a facial moisturizer to maintain facial skin moisture.
For irritated and acne prone skin
To relieve irritation and swelling of the skin, make a cucumber mask from cucumber juice. How to use it is to use the dregs and juice of cucumber juice directly on the facial skin.
Besides being able to relieve irritation, this cucumber mask is also able to fight acne without making the skin dry or painful.
Besides being used as a mask, cucumber can also be a solution to overcome various other problems on the face, such as:
Get rid of eye bags and "panda eyes"
The content of folate and vitamin C in cucumber is thought to reduce swelling, and make the eyes look and feel fresh, making it an alternative to treat panda eyes .
Help repair damaged skin
The trick, boil cucumber slices that have been washed and peeled for 5-7 minutes. Then puree, filter, and put the remaining liquid into a spray bottle, then spray the toner on the face. Store this cucumber toner in the refrigerator and throw it away after 4 days.
You just mix cucumber water with other natural ingredients, such as aloe vera or green tea. After that, clean the face with the mixture and then rinse with water until clean.
But remember, the various benefits of cucumber masks above will not be maximized if they are not accompanied by proper facial skin care and a healthy lifestyle.
Although rare, some people may be allergic to cucumbers. If signs of allergies appear, such as itchy, swollen, and irritated skin, after using the cucumber mask, stop using the cucumber mask immediately and see a doctor .