Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Cucumber for skin care. Part 1.

Cucumber for skin careDuring many thousand years this vegetable is very popular in the world. Cucumbers contain a lot of water, that’s why they contribute to purification the body inside and to moistening outside. In these miracle vegetables you will find calcium and vitamin C. Calcium is very active chemically and can compete with radionuclides and other heavy metals at all stages of metabolism.

Vitamin C is essential for the synthesis collagen, which forms a structural lattice, giving strength to our skin. In addition, vitamin C, being a powerful antioxidant, helps to restore damaged skin. Cucumber helps to fight with various cosmetic defects of the skin due to the presence of biologically active substances (vitamins A, B and C, potassium, sulfur, manganese, iodine, cobalt and so on). We use it in food, as a medicine and also as a cosmetic.

Really cucumber is the great cosmetic mean for skin care. The mask from fresh cucumber tones, cleanses and whitens the skin. Cucumber lotions make skin supple and clean and rid of blackheads. Here you can find homemade recipes with cucumber for skin care. Choose the skin mask recipe exactly for your type of skin.

Cucumber masks for dry skin

• Mix 1 tablespoon grated cucumber with the same amount of sour cream. Apply this mixture on the face and neck and keep for 15 minutes. Make this mask 2 times a week for better effect.

• Mix 3-4 tablespoons grated cucumber with 2 tablespoons of sour cream. Apply this mixture on the face and neck. In 20 minutes rinse the mask with warm water.

• Mix in a blender: 1 medium cucumber, half a peach and a small carrot. Dilute fruit and vegetable mixture with 2 tablespoons of rich cream. Apply the mask on the face and leave for 10-15 minutes. Then wash it off with warm water.

• Grate one cucumber of medium size. Mix grated cucumber with some lanolin (1:1). Apply the mask on the face, neck and area of décolleté. In 15-20 minutes remove the mask with a wad of cotton wool, wet in hot water with gentle movements along the massage lines. Then clean the face with rose water.