The green cucumber is used most often in kitchen for preparation of salads, but also it is worth trying it for preparation of house face packs. The cucumber humidifies, clarifies and tones up skin. Will help with dry and mature skin care.
In Ancient Greece was considered that the cucumber contributes to the development of intelligence. This vegetable which is grown up during 3.5 thousand years is one of the most used vegetables in the raw. Perfectly satisfies thirst (for 97% consists of water), possesses diuretic action, helps to clean organism from toxins. It is appreciated not only in kitchen, but also in the cosmetic industry — extracts of cucumber can be found in creams, tonics and face packs.
In cosmetics, first of all, the cucumber acts as bleaching, softening and moisturizing means. Softly clarifies freckles, scars from pimples, dark circles under eyes and hormonal spots, in addition reducing hypostasis around eyes. It can also improve work of sebaceous glands and reduce amount of skin fat that is useful in fight against pimples. Its extracts are also widespread ingredient in oily hair shampoos.
House face packs
Alternative to the commercial cosmetics containing cucumber extracts are house masks. It is fast and inexpensive way to refresh skin. Nevertheless, you have to remember that the vegetables used for house masks come from organic agriculture or from your own garden where artificial fertilizers are not used.
Depending on what ingredients we combine with fresh cucumber, the face pack can be intended for oily or dry and mature skin. It is possible to use house mask two times a week, it is desirable in the evening. We always prepare mask before drawing, we never store it in the fridge.
- The most plain cucumber mask
The easiest way is to slice cucumber thin or to crush pulp and to put it on face. Unmask in 15 minutes, wash up face water and apply the moisturizing cream.
- Cucumber mask from pimples
When we unite cucumber with oat flakes, we receive the mask which is ideal for oily and acne skin. We need half of grated cucumber, tablespoon of porridge and tablespoon of natural yogurt (without sugar and powdered milk). The mask is put on face approximately for 15 minutes and washes off.
- Cucumber mask for decolorization
When skin has no uniform color, you can make cucumber and lemon mask in house conditions. For this purpose it is necessary for us: grated cucumber of the average size, teaspoon of lemon juice, tablespoon of fat cottage cheese or simple yogurt. Leave mask for 15-20 minutes and then wash away.
- Cucumber mask for dry and mature skin
The grated fresh cucumber can also be used on dry and mature skin, combining it with oils of cold extraction: coconut, pumpkin, olive, almond oil.