5 ways cucumber makes you beautiful

by Sanjeev Kapoor

5 ways cucumber makes you beautiful

Cucumber is so full of minerals, vitamins and beauty benefits, that it is not fair to limit it’s use in just your diet. Right from getting rid of blemishes and giving you luscious locks, cucumber does it all! Take a look at how cucumber can be the ultimate all-purpose beauty product you will ever need!

Hello gorgeous skin!

Cucumber juice has astringent properties which helps get rid of sunburns and tans. Cucumber juice applied on the skin works brilliantly as a skin toner, treatment for open pores, pigmentation and scars. Add a bit of tomato pulp or aloe vera gel to increase the effectiveness of this face pack. Did you ever think the way to naturally glowing skin lies in your fridge?

Eye brighteners

Raw cucumber slices placed on your eyelids are the best au natural way to soothe tired eyes. Regularly following this ritual will eventually get rid of dark circles, reduce wrinkles and under eye bags. That is not all - it is the best way to instantly get rid of puffiness caused due to water retention. You might be hung over, but with this quick remedy in hand, you certainly won’t look so!

Banish cellulite

A paste of cucumber juice, ground coffee and honey will banish cellulite woes in your life. Cucumber juice helps to tighten skin, especially your thighs and arms which are most affected by cellulite. Eating cucumber regularly works as an effective remedy to treat cellulite as does applying its juice on your skin.

Fight nail and tooth

Cucumber can prove to be beneficial for those suffering from tooth and gum diseases, especially pyorrhea. Being rich in minerals and in particular silica, cucumber helps prevent splitting of nails of the fingers and toes. Dab a cotton ball soaked in a mix of cucumber-lemon juice on your nails to strengthen them.

Crowning glory

Add cucumber to your hair care regime and you can be sure to get rid of a host of other products. Cucumber juice, eggs and yogurt mixed together applied as a hair pack for about 15 minutes once a week gives you shiny silky locks. You could also just apply cucumber juice to your scalp, about 15 minutes before a hair wash, for healthy hair that won’t grow at a snail’s pace!

Now that you know how useful the good old cucumber can be, we are sure you are going to stock up your fridge with them. Browse through Sanjeevkapoor.com to find out how you can eat them in more ways than just a salad.

Recommended Recipes:  Cucumber and Aurugula pinwheel Sandwiches,  Cucumber Lemon and Mint Iced Tea,  Cucumber Curry,  Tricolour Raita

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.