This Green Vegetable's Powerful Effect on Acne Prone Skin
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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