Cucumber is also the perfect treatment for skin that has received too much exposure to the sun either as sunburn or sun-damage. Silica helps the skin to retain moisture.
Cucumber is an outstanding source of the trace mineral silica which strengthens connective tissue in the skin and keeps skin looking young and healthy.
Soothes and Smooths Skin :
Mash 1 whole cucumber, strain water, add 1 tablespoon of sugar and mix well. Put in a container, keep refrigerated. Apply on your face and leave for 10 minutes. Wash with cold water and enjoy the smoothness of your skin.
Cucumber Facial for Oily Skin :
Ingredients ½ Cucumber, 1 Teaspoon Mint, 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice, 1 Egg White. Blend, refrigerate and put on skin for 10 minutes. Rinse with tepid water, or alternate, cool and warm.
Cucumber and Olive Oil Mask for Dry Skin :
3 oz cucumber very finely diced, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons live yogurt. Mix, leave to dry on skin for 15 minutes. Leaves skin soft and refreshed.
Oat and Cuke Cleansing and Moisturizing Mask :
Oats – ½ Cup, Honey – 2 tablespoons, Sliced cucumber – 1, Milk/Yogurt – 5 tablespoons, 1 tablespoon of instant non-fat powdered milk, ½ of a peeled cucumber, 1 teaspoon of plain yogurt
Place all the ingredients into a blender mix until smooth. Apply to the face. Avoiding the eye area. Leave on skin for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse.
– They help reduce dark eye circles, eye swelling, rejuvenate tired eyes and calm skin issues.
– They have a cooling effect. When applied on the skin for more than 5 minutes, cucumber absorbs the or oil that is deposited in pores.
– A cucumber facial mask can help loosen blackheads on some facial areas. Scrub gently to help remove blackheads.
Information courtesy “http://www.organicfacialrecipes.com/”