Today's agenda: Be as cool as a cucumber!
Cucumbers are what comes to our minds when we think about refreshing food items, right? They have this way of adding a dash of freshness to everything, from a cold glass of water to club sandwiches. In the world of skincare too, cucumbers are known for their calming and refreshing properties as they help reduce inflammation and calm down any sort of irritation on the skin.
And if this sounds like something that you need to know, especially if you are searching for skincare items or hacks that can help soothe your skin or if you suffer from any kind of skin allergy (urticaria, eczema, or even psoriasis), then keep on reading!
We've all used cucumber slices to calm our eyes after a long day at work because they contain antioxidants and flavonoids that decrease puffiness and swelling. Not just for your eyes, you can enjoy the benefits of cucumbers all over your body.
Here's how you can incorporate cool cucumbers as a part of your daily, H2T skincare regimen and stay just as cool.
As mentioned earlier, cucumbers are excellent when it comes to treating flared skin. If you suffer from acne, constant itching on the skin, or any kind of other irritating skin woes, you need to try this simple ice recipe.
- 1 cucumber, peeled
Step 1: In a blender, add the cucumber. Make sure you cut it into multiple pieces first.
Step 2: Take it all out and strain it using a strainer or a cloth (FYI, stockings work great too).
Step 3: Add your cucumber juice in a bowl and then add a few drops of rosewater in it.
Step 4: Pour your juice into an ice tray and let it freeze.
Now, whenever your skin is acting up, rub a piece of ice all over your face. It will not only calm your skin instantly but will also keep acne at bay, reduce puffiness from your face and provide an overall glow too.
Mists are amazing to rejuvenate your skin instantly! You can also use mists in place of your beloved toner and we know just how you can make one at home in no time!
- 1 cucumber (peeled)
- Empty spray bottle
Step 1: In a pan, add multiple slices of cucumber and add water on top of it.
Step 2: Turn on the gas flame (at the lowest flame) for about 5-7 minutes and let it be. Make sure your cucumbers are not getting burned or the water is boiling at a high temperature.
Step 3: Once done, pour all your contents into a blender and mash it away!
Step 4: Sieve it using a strainer and transfer your newly made DIY cucumber toner into an empty spray bottle and that's basically it.
If your toner starts to smell funny, throw it away immediately.
Nothing beats the feeling when you apply cooling body lotion all over your body, especially on a day as hot as Zayn Malik. You can buy a cucumber body lotion that will soothe your skin instantly.
Before applying your body lotion, put it in the freezer for about 5 minutes. This will not only relieve you of the hot weather but will also calm irritated skin instantly. If you're suffering from sunburn, mix 2 scoops of fresh aloe vera gel in your body lotion, cool it for a bit, and apply it to the affected area. This will also reduce the chances of getting painful blisters.
If you have a terrible skin allergy or your skin tends to flare up after a painful waxing session, you need to try this simple technique today!
- Cucumber juice
- Fuller's earth (multani mitti)
- A face mask brush
Step 1: In a bowl, add equal parts of both fullers earth and cucumber water. Make sure that your mixture is really thin and liquidy. If not, add more cucumber water.
Step 2: After every waxing session, apply this immediately and say goodbye to those painful bumps, forever!
Yes, you can apply this on your face too as a hydrating and calming face pack once a week. But make sure that the mixture is not as runny.
We bet you're ready to delve into the fresh world of cucumbers!
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