Natural Coolers – Cucumbers

Exposure to the sun causes our skin to tan and reflective surfaces such as swimming pools may aggravate the effect of the sunrays on the skin…Your skin will return to its normal color once the tan has worn out…Summers are especially harsh on the skin…as the sun’s rays are at their most intense during this time…Fair skinned individuals are more prone to tanning than those with darker skin

The most important step towards protecting your skin from tanning is to apply sunscreen…It is important that you apply the sunscreen thickly all over your skin in order to get maximum protection….A sun protection factor or SPF of a minimum of 15 is recommended….You also need to wait for about half an hour after applying the sunscreen in order to allow it get absorbed by the skin….Water resistant sun block would work best for you….Agreed? Now what natural? I mean Keep treating your skin with chemicals…how about…for just once…give it some natural dose?

I’ll explain in formal language…Be attentive…Hmm…Skin problems…like tanning happens when your skin produces a pigment…called melanin…in excess…Usually…when your skin is exposed to sunlight…melanin is produced in the skin to protect itself from the harmful ultra-violet (UV) rays of the sun….Since melanin determines the color of the skin…an excess of it will darken your skin color and will give a tanned look…

As a matter of fact….Suntan…once acquired…may not be easy to get rid of…But no need to get horrified…However…here are a few tips that you can follow to lighten…if not remove completely…the skin tan…

Cucumber Essential Oil to rescue….Cold pressed from cucumber seeds…this oil contains 60% omega 3 linoleic acid making it an excellent choice for use in moisturizing formulations for skin and hair

Cucumber seed oil is easily-absorbed…refreshing…and has a light cucumber scent…

I’ll tell you what you exactly need to do… Apply cucumber juice on your face to improve your skin tone…You can also rub freshly cut slices of cucumber on your skin…

Cucumber works as a bleaching agent and rubbing the juice of a cucumber on your skin will provide you with quick results

The oil is extracted from the whole cucumber fruit by cold pressing and filtering to retain high levels of natural tocopherols and phytosterols…In addition…the oil is enhanced with a fresh cucumber fragrance…

The reason it is the most refreshing treat for our skin… The oil contains four main natural tocopherols…phytosterols and a variety of minerals including potassium…It is high in both oleic acid (14-20%) and linoleic acid (60-68%)…making it an suitable for moisturizing formulations…

Phytosterols help the skin to strengthen its lipid barrier…restoring moisture balance and smoothing the skin surface while improving its elasticity…Phytosterols are also known for their ability to nourish and stimulate skin cells to encourage regeneration…

Okay now quickly go through our reference links…

  1. Cucumber Oil by Dr.Granny
  2. Cucumber by SS
  3. Cucumber by Secrets

Coolest Around – Cucumber Oil

Indeed, one oil that is considered the coolest in the world ( literally) is none other than cucumber essential oil. The oil belong to the family of fruits, just that it isnt served with them. The oil that is obtained from cucumber is really, magical.

Cucumber belongs to family Cucurbitaceae. Cucumber has some growth promoting substances called Auxins and also vitamins like biotin, niacin and pantothenic acid. All these put together help with under eye bags, dark circles and wrinkles.

You can juice a cucumber – skins and all. Just be sure that if your cucumber is not organic, you wash it thoroughly first. The taste of cucumber juice is so mild it can be mixed with almost any fruit or vegetable without changing the taste. And because they contain so much water you will yield a lot of juice from cucumbers.

In a recent finding, a mucolytic enzyme, Lysozyme, has been found to be the principle active substance responsible for all the beneficial effects of Cucumber on the skin. Lysozymeis is also known to have considerable antibiotic properties.

Go through our reference links now -

  1. Home Remedies by NSC
  2. Cucumber Oil by Herb Info
  3. Cool Cucumber by Aromatherapy