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Cucumber Benefits for Great Skin and Eyes

March 14, 2008

Your skin has many other purposes other than being beautiful and serving as an eye candy for everyone. It protects our internal organs from any of the external adversities as far as possible.

Types of cucumber include:

  • Dosakai - A cucumber that is yellow in color, has a round shape and is available in many parts of India. Commonly added in Chutney, Sambar or Soup, Daal and also in making Dosa-Aavakaaya (a type of Indian Pickle).
  • English cucumbers – Have very little in the way of seeds and can grow to around 2 feet in length.
  • Mediterranean cucumbers – Skins are smooth with nearly seedless flesh, they have a mild taste.
  • Japanese cucumbers – A dark green cucumber with a very bumpy skin. Mainly used for slicing, salads and pickling.

Cucumber is a very edible fruit which comes from the cucumber plant cucumis sativus, which is part of the gourd family. It is being used for different purpose as it can be eaten raw or cooked. With so many health benefits it becomes one of the most important parts of food diet as well as skin diet. In North America, the term “wild cucumber” refers to manroot.

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Cucumber can claim to be a water body as it has 90% water. It is known to be a cooling agent due to the water in it.

Cucumber for Eyes

It is believed that cucumber helps in reducing swelling around the eyes or the big dark circles under your eyes. This is world-wide treatment which is being used to its maximum extent.

Cucumbers are the most wonderful and natural eye pads you can find for yourself. The puffiness and the tiredness in your eyes may just leave you, if you do this in a relaxed fashion. These natural eye pads do wonders after a long days work.

 Cucumber for Skin

If you want a happy skin, then cucumber is the answer. As cucumber and the skin share the same level of hydrogen, it becomes easier for cucumber to mask all the problem areas. It helps in soothing and softening your skin which can get you relaxed in no time.

With so many useful ingredients in cucumber it can help you in treating so many skin problems. It has become part of daily beauty product into face packs, facials, juice and many other things which can affect your skin.

Due to its cooling effect it can be termed as a magic wand for all your skin problems. The cleaning and cleansing property helps your skin tremendously making it soft and supple. The regular intake of cucumber juice is very useful both internally and externally.

To have a healthy glowing and smooth skin use this recipe

  • Blend 4 – 5 leafs of fresh mint.
  • Peel and deseed the cucumber.
  • Add mint leaves to the cucumber to make a puree.
  • Beat egg white and keep it separate, then add this egg white to the cucumber mixture.
  • Apply this evenly on your face for 20 minutes and then rinse it with water and pat it dry.
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