Cucumber is a vegetable with high water content. This popular vegetable also has essential vitamins like A, C, and E that make your skin supple.
The astringent ability of cucumber helps to treat acne and reduce the appearance of acne scars.
Here are some ways to use cucumber for acne.
1. Cucumber face mask for acne
As mentioned above you can either consume cucumber or apply its juice over the skin. We recommend both. Eating cucumber for acne will hydrate you from the inside and keeps free radicals at bay. And topically it acts as a moisturizer.
- Take fresh cucumber (without any yellow spot on it), and peel the skin off. Slice them into thin pieces.
- Place them in a pitcher, and fill them with water.
- After an hour, apply this water to acne blemishes.
2. Cucumber and honey face mask
Things you’ll need
- Cucumber – 1
- Raw honey – 1 tbsp
- Lemon juice – few drops
-Blend cucumber into a fine paste and add all listed ingredients to it.
-For sensitive skin limit the use of lemon juice.
-Apply the mask over prewashed face.
-Rinse it off after 15 minutes.
3. Cucumber Juice for Acne
Cucumber juice can also help to tone your skin and make it radiant.
-Extract juice from cucumber and add sugar to it.
-Take a cotton ball and apply the juice to your face evenly.
-Allow it to dry naturally for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with water.
4. Cucumber and Lemon Juice
Lemon is packed with antibacterial, antioxidant, and bleaching abilities that are essential to combat acne.
However, excess use of lemon juice will leave your skin sensitive to sunlight.
-Mix 2-3 drops of fresh lemon juice to 2 tbsp of cucumber pulp.
-Add rose water to reap its moisturizing benefits.
-Wash your face with lukewarm water and then apply this mask evenly.
-Leave it to dry naturally.
-Wash it off with water.
5. Cucumber and Olive Oil
Antibacterial and antioxidant agents loaded with olive oil help to fight acne-causing bacteria and also reduce redness.
Vitamin E residing in the oil promotes collagen production and improves the elasticity of your skin.
-Mix 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil with 3 tbsp of mashed cucumber pulp.
-Optionally, add honey, milk cream, and lemon juice to the mask.
-Mix well and apply it to acne-affected skin.
-After 15-20 minutes, rinse the mask with water.