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the power of cucumber

Since the cucumber is almost 97% water, it works great on a hot day, quenching your thirst and providing hydration. Furthermore, the cucumber has an excellent taste and low-calorie content. Crunchy and refreshing, it is delicious on its own as well as a perfect ingredient in salads, cold borscht, and drinks.

Cucumber is not just a tasty and healthy snack, but an all-natural beauty product as well.

Research has shown multiple benefits on the skin:

  • Lightening discolouration
  • Bringing back elasticity and hydration
  • Smoothing fine lines
  • Natural toning remedy
  • Soothing puffy eyes
  • Eliminating under-eye bags

The cucumber is for all skin types, particularly for oily and acne prone skin.

Other advantages include:

  • Regulating sebaceous glands
  • Reduces sebum
  • Closes enlarged pores
  • Alleviates irritations
  • High in antioxidants and cucurbitacins which defends the body against cancer
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Potassium content of (136-147 mg/100 g) helps support heart strength
  • Supplies vitamin C and trace amounts of other vitamins

How to use the cucumbers beauty power?

Check out the beneficial properties of this vegetable by regularly preparing cooling pads from cucumbers stored in the fridge. By doing this, you can use cucumber slices as well as peels like you would a cotton swab. Homemade cucumber masks are also an option. To prepare a face brightening mask follow these steps: 1. Clean cucumber with boiling water (skin on) 2. Grate the cucumber into fine pieces (skin on) 3. Add a teaspoon of castor oil and mix everything thoroughly 4. Apply the mask on a cleansed face (primarily in places with discolouration) 5. Wash the mask off after 15 minutes and rinse with cool water. In all, the cucumber has many uses that go far beyond the purpose of cooking. When you find yourself looking into the fridge… Think twice before throwing it away!

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