Sunday, June 27, 2010

Cucumber health tips and beauty secrets

With the summer here, nothing is more refreshing than cool cucumbers. Cucumbers are amazingly versatile, and in addition to delicious summer-salads, they have many unique health and beauty benefits. Here are a few of my favorites:

Glowing Skin
Add cucumber, a few drops of rose water and lime juice in a bowl and sprinkle over your face. Leave on for a few minutes, spreading it evenly. This will help clear a dull complexion and give your skin a youthful summer glow!

Health Drink
Cucumbers have so many amazing healing properties - they contain ascorbic acid which helps to reduce water retention. They also act as a cleansing agent to remove accumulated waste and toxins from our body. Many people use cucumber as a natural laxative. They and are also a great source of silica, a trace mineral that helps build our connective tissue. If you have bloating, constipation or arthritis, give cucumber juice a try.

Cucumbers are great for clearing the pores and reviving the skin. When combined with yogurt, it acts to gently exfoliate while removing blemishes and blocked pores. Try this natural home-made face mask :
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt 
Puree cucumber and yogurt in a blender, apply to your face gently. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with cool water or soft wash cloth.  Add a 1tbs. of honey or aloe vera juice to moisturize and soften your skin.

Hair Growth
Drinking a mixture of cucumber and carrot juice will help stimulate hair growth. Cucumbers have high levels of silicon and sulphur, which helps nourish hair, skin and nails.

If you have bags under your eyes, put cold cucumber slices over your closed eyes to reduce puffiness, and dark spots. Works every time!

Add cucumber and oranges slices to a pitcher of water for a delicious and refreshing summer drink! Water has never tasted so good.


1 comment:

  1. It is a good information about the Cucumber health tips and beauty secrets. Cucumber is useful for under dark circles.