Every woman yearns and dreams of a skin that is clear and picture perfect. While not all of us are blessed with great skin like that, it is possible to treat minor skin problems naturally, giving way to gorgeous skin. Use of homemade face packs and masks is one such option that will help you in your journey towards great skin. Among easily available ingredients, cucumber is one that works magic on the skin,?keeping it clear and fresh. You can make some easy masks and face packs with cucumber, whether it is for a cooling effect during the summer or to hydrate your skin during the winter. Today we’ll give you ideas for creating your own cucumber face packs.
Things You Probably Did Not Know About Cucumber
Cucumber is rich in vitamin A and C and also contains a high amount of antioxidants. These antioxidants are extremely beneficial in preventing skin damage. The high water content in cucumber also helps in alleviating skin irritation. Regular consumption of cucumber reduces water retention and bloating in the body. Cucumber juice tones the skin and is known to reduce pore size. Don?t get us started on how cooling and refreshing it is on the skin – it is just what you need on a hot summer day! So without further ado, here are ways in which you can get all the benefits of cucumber by making them a part of face packs to pamper your skin.
Cucumber Face Pack Ideas for All Skin Types
To Treat Dry Skin
As you already know, cucumber is extremely hydrating. Naturally, it works well to combat dry skin. An effective cucumber face pack for dry skin can be made with oatmeal and cucumber. Mix a tablespoon of oatmeal with cucumber pulp. Add honey or malai to it. Apply on your face and leave it for about 15 minutes and wash it off with warm water to get soft and supple skin!
Tan Remover and Skin Softener
Worried about the pigmentation and tan on your face? Some cucumber pulp and two spoons of thick curd will do the job here. Mix the ingredients well and gently scrub all over your clean face. Let the cucumber face pack remain on the skin for about 20 minutes before rinsing it with cold water. It is also an ideal pack for oily/acne prone skin as curd helps in reducing shine and keeping acne at bay.
For a Radiant Glow
Take enough quantity of cucumber pulp to cover entire face and neck area. Add to it two spoons of milk or milk cream and a pinch of turmeric. Apply the mixture on your face and neck, and leave it on for 20 minutes before rinsing it with lukewarm water. This cucumber face pack is ideal for women with dry skin and especially beneficial during winters to give your face a radiant glow.
To Fight Acne and Pimples
The reason we recommend cucumber to women with acne prone skin is that it hydrates the skin well, without making it oily. This makes cucumber an excellent medium for face packs to fight acne. For this cucumber face pack, you will need 4-6 Neem leaves, half cup of water and half a cucumber.Boil the water with the neem leaves, strain and let it cool. Blend the cucumber and add the neem water to it. Mix well and apply on the face and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse with water. Repeated use is a surefire cure for acne and pimples. If you don’t have neem leaves handy, you can use neem powder instead.
To Cure Sunburn
Have you been out in the sun and come back with irritated skin and a sunburn? A cooling cucumber face pack is what you need to heal it. Simply crush a few slices of cucumber and mix it with a spoon of aloe vera pulp. Apply this pack gently on the affected areas. Rinse it with cold water after 15 minutes. It will soothe the irritation and also bring lasting relief.
To Control Oiliness
As we have already told you, cucumber is a one-stop remedy for oily skin. To make the face pack to control oiliness, mix three spoons of cucumber juice with one spoon of lemon juice. Mix well and apply the mixture on the face and neck with cotton. Leave it on for 15 minutes. Cucumber and lemon clear out the oil from your pores and cucumber works like an astringent that tightens your pores. Rinse the pack with cool water. Regular usage of this cucumber face pack will control excess oil production and will also fade away tan.
And yes, for these packs to work effectively, it is best advised to use them regularly, up to twice a week. You will surely notice your skin becoming clearer, softer, and glowing. Stay beautiful!