5 Ways to Use Cucumber for Your Skin

Eileen Bailey Aug 6th, 2014 (updated Apr 20th, 2016)
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Dark circle and puffiness remover
Dark circle and puffiness remover

Placing or rubbing cucumber over dark circles and puffiness under your eyes. Leave on for 10 minutes and then rinse off. Daily applications may help reduce dark circles and puffiness over time.

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Using cucumber juice as a toner
Using cucumber juice as a toner

Dab cucumber juice on your face, leave on for 15 minutes and then rinse with water. Cucumber juice can be combined with coconut juice, lemon juice, honey or tomato for a different type of toner. May help to brighten your complexion, reduce freckles and reduce excess oil from your skin.

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Apply to sunburn
Apply to sunburn

Apply cucumber juice to skin after being in the sun, especially if you have a sunburn. The juice will help soothe the burn and may help it to heal quicker.

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Create a facial mask
Create a facial mask

Make pureed cucumber (without seeds) mixed with egg white and avocado or yogurt in your blender and apply to your face. Leave on for 15 minutes and then rinse off.

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Anti-aging and skin soother
Anti-aging and skin soother

One study, published in 2011 in the Archives of Dermatological Research point to cucumbers as an anti-wrinkle aid. Another study, published in Fitoterapia in 2013 states, “It gives a soothing effect against skin irritations and reduces swelling.”