Cucumber, well…I wonder who mustn’t be knowing of its benefits and almost magical doings to our skin and health…Be it the healing and cooling capacity or the absolutely remarkable ability of it to scrape the skin clean of all impurities…
Cucumber essential oil is a very good source of vitamin C, linoleic or omega 6, fatty acid. It also contains significant amounts of palmitic fatty acids and oleic, which is suitable for making age-defying beauty products, lotions, and soaps
- Cucumber essential oil when combined with a carrier oil such as olive oil is perfect for moisturizing the skin and for deep skin cleansing.
- Cucumber essential oil has cooling effects and can treat skin problems effectively such as acne, blackheads, boils, eruptions, and eye puffiness.
- Detoxifies the skin due to its proteolytic enzymes, vitamin B1, and C content
- You can also take cucumber essential oil recipe every day for a radiant skin such as eating it in its raw form or as a main ingredient in salads.
Cucumbers have a long history of use as an astringent to tighten the pores, cool sunburn and soothe acne, according to Barbara Anne Cohen, an assistant curator of meteorites at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
Cohen compiles information about cucumbers and their uses on a webpage. When placed over the eyes, chilled cucumber slices reduce swelling and puffiness. Cucumbers are used in facial cleansers, moisturizers and masks. Most preparations combine cucumbers with another astringent, such as rose water or lemon juice, but cucumbers and cucumber puree can be used alone.
Cucumber oil is extracted from cucumber seeds through cold-pressed extraction. This process yields less oil than methods using heat, but heat can degrade the oil’s properties, according to HerbInformation.org. Cucumber oil has emollient properties and is used in soap, masks, facials, body and massage oils, creams and lotions, and hair products. The oleic and linoleic acids in cucumber oil can be effective at treating dry skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acne and sunburned skin. Cucumber oil also revitalizes dry or damaged skin.
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