This Green Vegetable's Powerful Effect on Acne Prone Skin

This Green Vegetable's Powerful Effect on Acne Prone Skin

Cucumber has 96% water content that is more nutritious than regular water, which helps in keeping the body hydrated and body temperature regulated. It also helps in flushing out the toxins from the body.

Cucumber also contains vitamins A, B and C and minerals like magnesium, potassium, and silica - all are very beneficial for your skin. Facial masks containing cucumber juice can be used for skin tightening. Additionally, the ascorbic acid and caffeic acid present in cucumbers can bring down the water retention rate, which in turn diminishes the puffiness and swelling under the eyes and works as a mild exfoliating agent.

Our cucumber mask is a great natural helper for acne prone skin as it works both as an astringent and moisturizer, especially for oily skin. The honey and oats also included in the mask will nourish and revitalize your skin, and will help with dark spots. But since cucumber works as an exfoliator, DO NOT USE THIS MASK BEFORE SUN EXPOSURE!   It is best to use it in the evening before going to bed.

Ingredients

1. Half of a cucumber (fresh, crisp and organic if possible)
2. Two tablespoons of steel cut natural oats (do not use instant oats)
3. The juice of half of a small-to-medium sized lemon (organic if possible)
4. One tablespoon of honey 

Preparation:

Use a fresh, crisp cucumber. Do NOT peel it. Cut diagonally and spoon out the pits. Cut it in pieces and put in the blender. Add the oats, lemon juice and honey. Blend until smooth.  

Application:

Apply on clean skin (with no make-up, creams or lotions) on places most prone to acne. You may use it on the face and also on the neck, shoulders, chest or back - wherever acne is most prevailing. Massage gently to exfoliate the dead skin cells that may clog the pores, and then leave on for 15 minutes. Wash off gently with room temperature water. USE BEFORE BEDTIME and NOT BEFORE SUN EXPOSURE.  

Questions? Please contact us.  We're here to help!

With a promise of clear skin,
Dr. A



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