You look in the mirror and are greeted with fine lines and wrinkles. Suddenly you’re beginning to look your age. But you’ve heard a lot ways to get rid of wrinkles naturally. But how? Glad you asked.
Let’s start with what we know. We’ve all heard of botox. Botox, or botulinum toxin, is a toxic protein used to paralyze facial muscles thus temporarily reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Botox is injected using a needle and syringe, and has virtually no recovery time.
While Botox might be a great option for some people out there, it seems odd to me. Botox does nothing to actually get rid of wrinkles, instead it simply stops your muscles from contracting, which in effect makes your face look, well, frozen. I didn’t want to freeze my face, nor did I want to temporarily hide the wrinkles. I wanted them gone.
This is therefore not an effective way to get rid of those fine lines and wrinkles. In fact, there are plenty of natural options that are gentler and just as effective. One of which is to use cucumber for your natural skin care routine.
Ladies like using cucumber as a home remedy because this is a cheap and effective way as a beauty aid and a best tonic for the skin of the face. Cucumber is a rich source of silica. Silica is a mineral which holds the connective tissues in skin and also helps in strengthening them. Silica has numerous benefits for skin and health as well.
Cucumber has a pH balance of 5.5, which is the same as healthy skin. Cucumber skin is a rich source of antioxidants which can be harnessed to get rid of wrinkles naturally. It is therefore not surprising that cucumber is popularly used in expensive spa treatments.
Cucumber is mild and can be a part of your daily diet and external skin care regimen. The additional benefits are overwhelming and one of which is cucumber can detoxify our body, which removes toxins out of our body. Its regular use prevents pimples, blackheads, wrinkles and dryness of the face.
If you want to have lighter skin tone and complexion, you can make use of cucumber face masks. Cucumber is helpful to improve the skin complexion. You can look and feel beautiful while using cucumber face masks recipes at home. They are natural, simple, easy to make and at the same time loaded with several skin benefits. Cucumber face masks recipes can brighten the dull skin texture.
When you use cucumber for face mask, do not peel the skin because as mentioned earlier the skin is a rich source of antioxidants. Try these cucumber facial mask recipes in your skin regime and take advantage of numerous benefits it offers.
Cucumber Anti-Wrinkle Mask Recipe#1
You will need ½ Cup Oats, 2 tablespoons Manuka Honey, 1 sliced cucumber – 5 tablespoons and Milk/Yogurt. Take cucumber slices in a blender and blend them to make a thick paste. Later, add honey and yogurt to it and mix it well. After blending these properly, add oats to it and blend them also.
Take a large bowl and pour the mixture into it and freeze it for a few minutes. Cleanse your face thoroughly and then apply this face mask. Gently spread the mixture on the face. Add milk instead of yogurt, if your skin is dry.
Cucumber Anti-Wrinkle Mask Recipe #2
You will need 1 teaspoon cucumber juice, 1 egg white, 1 tablespoon mint juice, ½ teaspoon of Manuka honey, and 1 teaspoon of yogurt. Beat egg white until stiff and blend it with the just-mentioned ingredients. Apply on face, leave it on for 15 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.
Cucumber Anti-Wrinkle Mask Recipe #3
You will need ½ cucumber, 1 tablespoon of white or brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Take cucumber slices in a blender and blend them to make a thick paste. Later add sugar and olive oil to it and mix them well to form a paste. Gently massage over face and neck. Leave for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Cucumber Anti-Wrinkle Mask Recipe #4
You will need ½ cucumber, 1 egg white and 1 tablespoon of milk powder. Puree the ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Apply on the face with cotton wool, and leave on for about 30 minutes. Rinse off with cool water (so the egg white protein does not denature and go hard on your face!)
Cucumber Anti-Wrinkle Mask Recipe #5
Take cucumber slices in a blender and blend them to make a thick paste. Later, add with an equal amount of rose water. Apply to the face and neck.
Cucumber Anti-Wrinkle Mask Recipe #6
You will need 2 ripe cucumbers, 1/2 ripe avocado, 3-4 leaves of fresh mint (you can try either peppermint or spearmint), 1/2 oz almond oil, 1/2 teaspoon tincture of Benzoin (it is available at drug/health food stores) and 1 cup of distilled water (ideally boiled and then cooled)
Puree and blend the ingredients and make it into a paste. Shelf life 3-4 days, you can refrigerate the paste.
Apply the paste on the problem areas. Apply it at morning and then again at night. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water. Dab your skin dry.
A healthy and radiant skin is one of the most sought after things, perhaps by all women!! If you have it, you cannot hide it – but yes, you need to maintain it.
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