Classed as a fruit, eaten as a vegetable, the cucumber for many is thought of as a salad ingredient or as two slices popped on the eyelids to cool, tighten and hydrate the delicate eye area.
In fact, there are a great variety of ways to utilize this popular fruit into DIY skin care.
How many of us know recipes for cucumber face washes, homemade face masks or even refreshing cucumber spa water? Not the majority, that’s for sure.
Being cost effective, chemical free and full of nutrients are excellent reasons to switch from store bought toiletries to making your own, in my opinion.
Who needs the expensive face creams, lotions and potions when we can make better alternatives in our own kitchen?
Face washes are a great choice of facial cleanser if you prefer the feel of water on the skin. They are a very popular introductory skin care product for teens and ideal for men to use in the shower or after shaving.
Cucumber is incredibly beneficial for all ages, sexes and skin types including sensitive, dry, combination and oily.
It is a versatile fruit that may be used in virtually any homemade skin care recipes including soaps, cleansers, toners, face masks, exfoliators and moisturizers.
A member of the gourd family, cucumbers are said to have originated in India and were then brought to the European continent through the Greeks and Romans.
Today, there are a variety of different cucumbers available throughout the world, including those termed as slicing, pickling or burpless.
Yellow cucumbers are a variety extremely popular in parts of India and known as Dosakai. Round and bright yellow in appearance, these cucumbers are used making chutney, curry, Indian pickles, daal and sambar (soup)
Beauty Benefits of Cucumber are as follows:
- Vitamins A, C and D
- Potassium, Magnesium and Silica
- Ascorbic Acid
- Over 90% Water
- Skin Brightener
- Diminishes Freckles and Age Spots
- Hydrates Skin
- Treats Acne
- Fades Scars
- Dark Circles
Dr. Spiller Biomimetic Skin Care Cleansing Milk with Cucumber Extract is a gentle non-greasy cleanser formulated with Cucumber Extracts to purify and revitalise, removing excess oils, impurities and make-up to help prevent future skin problems.
A refreshing cleansing milk with Cucumber Extract as an astringent to purify the skin and reduce inflammations by removing excess oils and impurities. Skin pH is balanced and acne breakouts are reduced.
How to use:
Use morning and evening by applying a generous amount to the face, neck and décolleté. Massage in with circular movements using the fingertips, let act and remove by rinsing thoroughly with warm water. Follow with appropriate toner.