Saturday, April 12, 2014

Saturday's Beauty Before Age


Did you know Cucumbers have a lot of beauty boosting power in them? Well they do! 
Oh sure they are great in salads and to put in your lunch to eat in place of those fattening potato chip or just as a snack.  
But have you ever thought of what else they can do for you?  
Cucumbers are packed with a multitude of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants making them a power house of healthy properties for you inside and out. 

Benefits of Cucumber for your skin:

  1. Glowing Facial Mask:  Blend a cucumber along with a few drops of lemon juice. Put it on you face to help rejuvenate your complexion giving it that glow it use to have. 
  2. Circles Under Your Eyes?Yes putting cucumber slices on you eyes for 20 minutes will reduce the appearance of dark circles. This is because of the abundance of antioxidants and silica in the cucumber.
  3.  Age Spots, Freckles and Blemishes: Apply cucumber juice all over the face or wherever you have age spots, freckles or blemishes to help lessen them.
  4.  Moisture Mask: Mix 1 teaspoon of oats and 1 teaspoon of honey with cucumber pulp. Apply to your face and neck leaving it on for 20 minutes. 

Benefits of Cucumber for your Hair:

  1. Shine and Manageability: Use cucumber juice as a hair rinse to get shiny silky hair. 
  2. Strengthening Properties: Because of the silicon, sulfur sodium, phosphorus and calcium packed inside of a cucumber hair growth and strength are going to happen.  Eating cucumber or drinking cucumber juice daily will encourage both growth and strength. 
Please be sure to use with caution. Cucumbers do come with some down sides such as allergies and gas for some. So please don't over do it with them.

Something I discovered is that once you cut into a cucumber it quickly begins to get a glassy look starting at the edges.  However, if you will wrap it up in a piece of aluminum foil it will not get that glassy look and will stay fresh as it was the first day you cut it.  It will last for at least a week doing this.  Hope that helps you!

Do you have any special health or beauty uses of cucumber?  I would love to hear from you!

Beauty for the Soul ~ Excellence: A goal worth pursuing.
So that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ. Philippians 1:10

Blessings  ❤

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