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Check Out All The Wonderful Things Cucumber Can Do For Your Skin And Hair!

In a day and age where our lives are overflowing with cosmetic products, it is important to find a natural ingredient which can act like a miracle healer for all components of your body. Even though there are a number of products in nature that fits the description, today we are going to be talking about all the wonderful benefits of cucumber for skin and hair. Believe it or not, this unassuming fruit could be the solution to all your skincare and hair problems.

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The good thing about cucumbers is that despite being a largely tropical fruit, they are cultivated in almost all parts of the world, making it accessible, cheap and easy to find everywhere. These fruits are also packed with a number of minerals, vitamins and other nutrients, which can help improve the quality of your skin and hair. The most common ways in which people use cucumber is by consuming them raw, it by using them in cooking. Today, I will show you the other wonderful ways in which you can use cucumber, and how it can benefits your body.

Benefits of Cucumber for Skin

Cucumber is a common ingredient that is used in spas and salons and skin care centers to treat various skin related issues. Because of the multiple skin healing properties of cucumber, you can use it too at home, to treat your skin, and improve the general quality. Here are some of the benefits that cucumber can have for your skin.

  1. Cucumber helps brighten skin

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Cucumber is considered a natural bleach because of the minerals that are present in it. The weather, pollution, age and other such factors can make your skin look dull and lifeless and darker than it’s original shade. If you want to restore life to your face, and brighten the tone of your skin, then you can use cucumbers as an effective remedy.

All you have to do is apply a mixture of cucumber juice mixed with a little lime juice toyour face, and let it sit for 15 minutes. You will see an instant change in the way your skin looks after you wash off the mixture.

  1. Skin rejuvenating properties

Stress, age, wrinkles, environment, exposure to harsh conditions and pollution can all lead to dull skin, which feels dry and doesn’t have the glow that skin is supposed to. This is because all the above conditions can lead to a buildup of dead skin cells on your skin, which makes your skin look colorless and lifeless.

Cucumbers can help restore life to your skin, and rejuvenate it. It can also tighten your skin, and make it look firm and fresh. You can mix cucumber juice with other revitalizing ingredients such as yogurt, aloe vera gel, lime juice, etc. to make a rejuvenation potion for your skin.

  1. Hydrates your skin

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It is so important to keep your skin hydrated. Even though you drink a lot of water throughout the day, your skin loses moisture when it is exposed to the sun, or pollution, or other harsh weather conditions. When your skin doesn’t have enough moisture, it can cause age lines to appear, and make your skin look older and sickly.

Cucumbers have a 95% water content, making it one of the best fruits ever, for conditions kike dehydration. Simply consuming cucumbers on a regular basis can prevent your skin from getting dehydrated.

  1. It is the best solution for puffiness

Have you ever woken up and seen a certain puffiness around your eyes and on the rest of your face? This happens when your body is fatigues and stressed, and you don’t get enough rest and exercise. This can affect your general appearance, and apart from feeling tired, you also look very tired, which is never a good thing.

Cucumbers have a cooling effect on the skin and can reduce the appearance of puffiness around your eyes to a considerable extent. They can soothe the skin and reduce inflammation in the skin cells, making your skim feel normal and you also appear well-rested.

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  1. It reverses the effects of tanning

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Tanning is a major problem, especially in tropical countries. When you don’t get uniformly tanned, your skin appears botchy, and it can also cause skin problems in the future. The healing properties of cucumber can help restore the natural tone of your skin, and in case the tanning is accompanied with sunburn, then it helps soothe your skin as well.

The astringent properties of cucumber also make your skin appear glowing and youthful. To make the perfect anti-tanning mask for your skin and your face, all you need is a cucumber. Grate the cucumber and apply the paste on your face and every other place that has been affected by tanning. You can also add a little aloe vera gel to help soothe your skin, and you are good to go.

  1. It has anti-ageing properties

Cucumber contains potassium and manganese, which are minerals frequently used in anti-aging formulas. Instead of choosing chemical-laden products which can have adverse effects on your skin in the long run, you can use cucumbers, which are completely natural and highly effective.

By using cucumber as a face mask in a regular basis, you can reduce the effects of aging from appearing on your skin. Cucumbers have been known to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, marks and even helps reduce the scars left behind by acne and pimples.

  1. It reduces dark circles

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Dark circles are a problem that people have to deal with at all ages. Starting from puberty to old age, dark circles keep plaguing you for various reasons. Dark circles can appear due to simple things like lack of sleep or stress or anxiety. However, they can also appear because of more deep seated issues like genetics, or gastro-intestinal problems or a hormonal imbalance.

No matter what the cause, cucumbers can be an effective cure to remove the appearance of dark circles. The anti-inflammatory properties of cucumbers increases blood flow around the eyes, and removes the dark stain around it.

  1. Cucumbers help close open pores

Open pores is another major skin problem that most people don’t seem to think much about. If your skin is not taut enough, or if it is dehydrated, then the pores in your skin open up and allow dirt, oil and other impurities to accumulate on the surface of your skin. This blocks the glands in your skin, and causes problems like pimples, acne and other breakouts to mar the surface of your skin.

Cucumbers can tighten your skin because of its astringent properties, and also make your skin appear youthful and bright. This happens because the open pores are closed, and there is the right amount of oil being secreted from your skin, which doesn’t cause unnecessary imbalances.

Benefits of Cucumber for Hair

Although most people are aware that cucumber can benefit your skin in more ways than one, and it has a high content of water, which is always great for the skin, not many people know about the benefits that cucumbers can have for your hair. It is not an ingredient that you will find easily in hair products, but in reality, it is a great rejuvenation agent for your hair.

Here are some of the lesser known benefits that cucumbers can have for your hair.

  1. Cucumbers make hair thick and shiny

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Cucumber contains a number of important nutrients such as phosphorus, sulfur, calcium, silicon, etc. all of which are important for regular hair growth and increasing the strength of your hair. When you wash your hair with cucumber juice, or apply cucumber paste to your scalp, you are going to emerge with thick, shiny, bouncy hair.

This is especially effective if you have dull, lifeless hair. Using cucumber juice will make all the difference in the world.

  1. It softens brittle hair

Brittle hair automatically means that your hair is dry, weak and lacks the right amount of moisture, which is making it fall out and break easily. Cucumbers are an effective ways to deal with this, because of the high water content in these natural fruits.

 Washing your hair with cucumber juice strengthens your hair, and restores water and hydration to your scalp, which solve the problem of weak and brittle hair.

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  1. It reduces hair fall

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The minerals present in cucumbers not only makes the strands of your hair stronger and more elastic, but also strengthens the scalp, which in turn prevent hair fall, which is one of the most common hair related problems that people complain about.

Washing your hair with cucumber juice and leaving it on for an hour can work wonders if you have been struggling with hair fall. It is one of the best natural remedies for this problem.

As you can see the benefits of cucumber for skin and hair are plenty. All the common skin and hair problems that you have been struggling with can be solved when you use cucumber the right way! Let us know how cucumbers helped you, in the comments section below!

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All The Wonderful Benefits Of Cucumber For Skin And Hair
Today we are going to be talking about all the wonderful benefits of cucumber for skin and hair. Believe it or not, this unassuming fruit could be the solution to all your skincare and hair problems.
Aishani Laha

Aishani Laha

Bibliophile. Feminist. Unreasonable optimist. I am dangerously obsessed with the English language and the stage is my second home. I still believe in fairy tales and happy endings, and more importantly, that there is nothing that good music and a cup of coffee can’t fix.