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.
- Crack an egg open and separate the white part from the yolk. Set the egg white aside. You will not need the egg yolk for the blended treatment, but you may want to put it in the fridge and use it for something else later.Measure 1 tsp. of tumeric and set it aside. Tumeric has antibacterial properties that are useful in a treatment for acne.
- Measure 1/2 tsp. of ginger and set it aside. Ginger is one of the natural substances used to treat inflammation.
- Cut a small lime into appropriately sized pieces for a food processor.
- Cut a cucumber in half and then into pieces for the food processor. You may want to refrigerate the other half for later use.
- Place the lime and cucumber pieces into your food processor or blender. Add the egg white, ginger and tumeric and mix them thoroughly.
- Spoon some of the blended substance into a container. Use your fingers to apply the mixture to your face, but avoid the sensitive skin around your mouth and eyes. Relax and let the cucumber mask work for about 15 minutes.
- Rinse the mask off your face and pat your face dry. Refrigerate the remaining mixture and use it for the next 3 days. If you need to treat your acne further, discard whatever is left of the mixture after 3 days and make a fresh supply.
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