What does cucumber do to the face – 5 top for Nigerian ladies

Cucumber is a great remedy for skin care. You can use it daily, so learn our top 5 DIY recipes for your skin regimen.

Cucumbers are rich with certain substances, such as caffeic acid or vitamin C and they moisturize the skin well, because they are full of water. What does cucumber do to the face? It has several valuable properties. Let’s take a look at them and at how you can use cucumbers in your skin care treatment.

What are the benefits of cucumber for the skin?

What are the benefits of cucumber for the skin?

1. Reduces puffy eyes

Cucumbers contain large quantities of antioxidants and flavonoids. They pacify the skin under the eyes. This skin is very delicate, as it is much thinner than the rest of the facial skin. That is why the puffing occurs as the skin is unable to hold the water down. It overly stretches and easily forms wrinkles. Moisturizing and nourishing the skin around the eyes you make it firmer and tighter, less capable of creating puffs under the eyes.

skin care with cucubmer2. Soothes irritated skin

Skin may get irritated for several reasons. You may get sun burns or it gets overly dried. In fact, all dry skin is prone to irritation. 

Supplying extra moist cucumber soothes the skin. It also nourishes it and makes able to maintain healthy pH balance. It is a natural and healthy method to use in your daily skin regimen.

3. Moisturizes the skin

Moisturizing is essential. It prevents acne, heals cracks and skin peeling. Plus, it prevents early formation of wrinkles. You may use cucumber facial treatments after cleaning the skin or using masks on it.

4. Nourishes the skin
Nourishes the skin

Cucumbers are rich with vitamins C (antioxidant). It fights free radicals and prevents such grave skin diseases as cancer. Plus, it slows down skin aging.

The skin is the largest body organ. It requires a  lot of nourishment from food and from topicals.

5.Cleanses the skin

Ascorbic acid in cucumber helps it clean the skin well. And since this veggie has lots of water in it, it provides great cleanser for acne prone skin.

5 top facial care DIY uses of cucumber

1health benefits of cucumber.Cucumber eye pads

It’s a very easy to make facial home care product. Just slice cucumber and make eye pads out of it. However, do not use cold veggie out of the fridge.

Yes, cold one can help you to reduce the puffs, but it makes it hard for the vitamins and moist to be absorbed by the skin. Let it sit in the room for about ten minutes before you apply the pads to your eyes.

2.Cucumber face mask for dry skin
Cucumber face mask for dry skin

You may need a cucumber and some yogurt for this mask. If you have a dry skin, take fatty yogurt. You may use a blender to make it. Peel the cucumber (1/2 of it) and blend well with yogurt.

Do not use sweetened or odorized/colored one. First rinse your face with some warm water and then smear the mask. Keep it on for about 20 minutes. Remove gently using a soft cotton pad.

3.Cucumber face mask for oily skin

In the case of dealing with the oily skin you do not need any additional oil or fat to be applied to it. You may use a cucumber mixed with egg whites. Blend the cucumber (you may add few mint leafs) and whip the egg white. Mix them up together and apply to your clean skin. Leave on for 15 mins and then rinse gently with warm water.

4.  Cucumber scrub

Scrubs allow you to gently peel off the dead skin cells, dirt and excessive sebum. Cucumber scrub is perfect for dry or sun burned skin.

Here is what you need for such a DIY scrub: 1 cucumber, 1 cup of granulated sugar, some mint leafs (you may add olive or any other type of oil for dry skin). 

Blend the cucumber and mint together. Add sugar and oil and let it sit for a little while. Now you can rub it mildly into your skin and use as a scrub.

5.Cucumber cleanser

You may use a blended cucumber mixes with the milk for this purpose. Blend cucumber and add some milk. Apply it as the skin cleanser. BTW, you may store it in the fridge for few days. You may use it daily in the mornings and at nights.

So, what does cucumber do to the face? It keeps your skin young and well-tended.

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Plus, this home remedy is very affordable and you can use all the kitchen ingredients to make your own skin care products. No odorants or color agents. No preserving agents, all natural products at your daily disposal. The only con of such a thing is the time and trouble you take to make it.


The use of cucumber provides moisturizing and rejuvenate the skin and promotes desquamation of the Horny layer of skin. This vegetable acts as a perfect nutrient for the skin, makes it soft and smooth.

Useful cosmetic properties of cucumber juice include its ability to whiten and to cool the skin and pores. In addition, this juice perfectly protects the skin from the sun.

If your skin's inclination towards acne and acne you should definitely at least 3 times a day around 30 minutes before eating drink 1 cucumber medium size. To eat this vegetable is only necessary with the peel and without salt.

In the case of the appearance of bags under the eyes need to do the application of freshly squeezed cucumber juice on the whole area of skin around your eyes for about 10-15 minutes. As a result, your swelling will either disappear or be significantly reduced.

Answered 1 year ago.

sometimes I also use cucumbers not just for salads but also for Facials. I have oily skin, long read that cucumber cleanses problem skin. Sometimes I just cut the cucumber into rings and wipe their face. And sometimes cucumber RUB on a grater, mix with sour cream, get it all mushy. This mixture is applied on face as a mask, keep 15-30 minutes, after wash the face with warm water and the skin is very soft and pleasant to the touch. I like this product very well suited for application to the skin.

Answered 2 years ago.
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