Cucumbers are crunchy, water loaded, low in calories, high in fiber, and also full of vitamins, mineral, and antioxidants, summer-loving vegetable. Cucumbers are packed with a lot of health benefits and are known to give a cooling effect to the body. Cucumber like other vegetables is not just for eating but can also be consumed in the form of cucumber juice or can be applied on the skin directly for the beneficial purpose.

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Cucumber is the summer’s must-have vegetable, as it helps detoxify the body and also keeps the skin healthy and beautiful.

How Does Cucumber Helps Protect The Skin During The Summer Season?

Cucumbers feed the skin from inside out, know how:

Refreshes and Protects the Skin

Cucumbers contain vitamin C and caffeic acid. These are the antioxidants which when applied to the skin reduce wrinkle appearance and sun damage.

Vitamin C helps in building up collagen and elastin which are the protein fibers which give skin youthfulness. A study found out the effectiveness of cucumbers as an anti-wrinkle aid.1

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Caffeic acid inhibits cancer cells and protects the skin from UV radiation exposure.

You can pat cucumber all over the face and leave it for 15 minutes. Sit back and relax. Wash off and see how refreshing the skin feels.

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Calms Out The Red Fiery Skin

Cucumbers have anti-inflammatory properties which calms down the skin reddened by rosacea or sunburns.

Place a thin slice of cucumber on the inflamed areas for 15-20 minutes. It helps soothe the area and may help heal quickly.

Reduces Dark Rings and Puffiness Around Eyes

Cucumbers are 90 percent water. Chilled cucumber can act as ice packs and help reduce the puffiness around the eyes. The cold minimizes swelling by constricting the blood and lymph vessels which bring fluid around the eye area.

Chill the cucumber slices and apply them on the eyes for 10 minutes. A daily application may reduce dark circles.

A Very Good Toner

Cucumbers can make a very useful toner which helps in reducing freckles, reducing excess oil and brightening up the skin.

You can dab cucumber juice on the face and leave it for 15minutes before washing off. It can also be combined with tomato, honey, or lemon juice according to the skin type.

Facial Mask

Cucumber juice can be mixed with other ingredients such as oatmeal and honey and applied on the skin. The cucumber masks have cooling effects on the skin and reduce the dark spots and wrinkles.

It reduces the bad effect of the scorching summer heat which makes the skin dull and spotty.

Body Scrub

Cucumber body scrubs can make the whole body feel satiny soft and refreshing.

Grate the cucumber with the peel as well, as it contains potassium, magnesium, and copper which are the skin-friendly minerals. Stir it with milk and safflower oil. Warm the mixture. Take a loofah and scrub the whole body with this mixture and shower off.

Cucumbers are the summer’s must-have vegetable as they keep the skin healthy and beautiful. Whether you love it or not, it’s sure after knowing these benefits you would like to add them to the beauty regime.

Who doesn’t love a beautiful glowing skin even after being out in the scorching summer heat? Cucumber the summer vegetable can heal you inside out. Why not give it a try.

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Sheetal DeCaria MD

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Last Modified On: August 29, 2019

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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