How To Make Cucumber Juice For Skin
Did you know that applying cucumbers to your skin may help reduce dark spots, blemishes, and sunburn? Yep, there are even studies that prove the positive effects cucumber has on the skin. Here is how to make cucumber juice for skin that you can try today.
You also want to continue reading below to know exactly how this remedy benefits your skin along with side effects as well. Knowing the side effects will help you determine if it’s right for you so please read the full post.
How To Make Cucumber Juice For Skin
This remedy contains lemon juice and rose water so let’s take a look at how each work on the skin. Rose water is an ancient antibacterial skin remedy that has been used for ages to treat common skin problems.
According to this study, not only is rose water antibacterial, it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties as well.
Adding it to your skincare routine can help reduce skin infections, redness, swelling, and skin damage caused by UV rays.
Lemons are extremely high in citric acids and vitamin C which makes them perfect for thickening the skin, and clearing out spots, blemishes, sunburn, and scars.
Cucumber Juice Recipe For Skin
- 3 large cucumbers
- 1/2 a tablespoon of rose water
- 1/2 a tablespoon of lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons of water
Preparation & Instructions
Blend the cucumbers into a thick smoothie-like paste. If you have a juicer, this will be so much easier to make but if you don’t, go ahead and use the blender. You can apply it to your face as a paste or strain it into a juice before you do.
It is completely optional and both methods will work. Using a strainer, strain the cucumber juice and add in the rest of your ingredients.
Mix well and apply it to your face right away. Make sure you wash your face before applying the mask, and leave it on for 15 minutes before washing it off with cold water.
You can use this cucumber juice on your skin daily, either in the morning or at night before bedtime. Try not to leave it on your face for more than 15 minutes to prevent side effects.
If you notice any unwanted side effects like swelling, redness, or rashes, wash the mask off right away.
Does Cucumber Juice Really Help Repair The Skin?
Yes, here’s how, cucumbers contain antioxidants, vitamins K, B, C, potassium, magnesium, copper, and phosphorus.
Vitamin K promotes healing from cuts and bruises. B vitamins help the body produce new skin cells and reduce premature wrinkles.
Increasing your vitamin C intake improves skin elasticity, and collagen, and protects the skin from harmful sun UV rays.
Copper aids in stabilizing proteins in the skin, potassium enhances moisture in the skin, and magnesium helps protect & repair the skin from damage.
That said, eating cucumbers or drinking cucumber smoothies is the best way to get all of its nutrients.
Side Effects Of Cucumber Juice On The Skin?
Cucumber is usually safe to use on the skin when used alone but mixing it with other acidic ingredients like lemon juice can lead to skin irritation for people with sensitive skin types.
Common side effects include dryness, redness, peeling, flakiness, and tingling.
Who Should Not Use This Remedy?
People who are allergic to vitamin C, Vitamin K, or any of the ingredients in the cucumber juice recipe above should refrain from using this juice.
If you notice any of the side effects above such as rash, itching, or swelling, after applying this juice, please stop immediately.
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