Spring is finally here! That means no more hot chocolates and toasted marshmallows, the weather is warming up and those nice sunny beach days are around the corner.
While being faced with having to endure extreme hot temperature changes it’s important to make sure that your skin is protected. If you haven’t given much thought to this, no worries I’ve got you covered.
Have you ever heard of the expression, “Cool as a cucumber”? The phrase is pretty much right on que, cucumbers have the ability to cool the body and are packed with so many amazing benefits. Cucumbers contain 96% water and are a great source of Vitamin C. They can help lower blood pressure and contains other sources of nutrients such as magnesium and potassium. Cucumbers are great for your over-all health, but did you know that it serves multiple purposes for the face, hair and skin?
The beauty benefits of a cucumbers are endless. Take the time to try out these recommended tips and you’ll be glowing in no time!
Cucumbers contain silica, which helps not only tone up the skin but helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles. They make great toners and help fight oily skin and unclogs pores. All you need to make the perfect anti-aging mask is 1 cucumber mixed with 1 egg and 1 tablespoon of lemon, toss in a blender, apply it to your face and neck for 15 minutes, then rinse and pat dry. You could also take a few slices rub it all over your face and neck, let it sit for 30 minutes then rinse face and pat dry.
Hydrating Facial Mask
Due to cucumbers being one of the highest water-based vegetable it’s easy to maintain hydration. It also provides protein, mineral salts and vitamins. Since the weather is warmer it’s important to keep the face hydrated. To make the perfect hydrating face mask you will need ½ slice of cucumber (skin off) blend it with 1/3 cup of plain yogurt apply it to the face and neck, let it sit for 15 minutes then rinse and pat dry.
Did you know that cucumbers could also help with those dreadful sunburns? This is one of the most common things you’ll be experiencing if you plan on spending the next couple of weekends at the beach. Although, I’m sure you’ll be wearing sunscreen but sometimes we still manage to get a little burnt. All you need to do is cut a cucumber in slices and place them to effected areas for instant relief.
Puffy eyes are another common thing that people experience. Whether you are experiencing puffy eyes due to allergies or just another late night, this home remedy is simple. Since cucumbers are high in antioxidant, they help reduce inflammation and swelling in the eye area. Just take two slices of cucumber, place 1 underneath each eye lid, leave it on for 20 minutes then remove. In most cases, you’ll experience instant results.
If you aren’t making it to the beach, I’m sure you’ll be heading out to the pool. As we all know pools contain a lot of chlorine, and chlorine can damage your hair. Want to protect your hair? Mash a cucumber, olive oil (as much needed depending on length and thickness of hair) and one egg, rub it in your hair, leave it in for about 20 minutes then rinse thoroughly.