Ever Tried Using Cucumber For Treating Acne​?

Acne can really be difficult to deal with. They can be painful too. What's worse about having to deal with acne is the scars that they leave behind. But there is a solution for everything and acne too can be cured easily at home using some basic and simple ingredients from your kitchen. You might actually be surprised to know that acne can be treated with some really simple ingredients like cucumber.

Cucumber is used as a natural remedy to calm and soothe irritated skin. It works best for those dealing with acne breakouts or pimples. Cucumber can not only treat acne, but it can also improve your skin tone.

How To Use Cucumber For Treating Acne?

But before we move on to the method of treating acne using cucumber, let's take a look at some of the major causes of acne.

What Causes Acne?

  • Dirt and dust get settled on your skin, causing acne.
  • Excess oil production in your skin could also lead to acne.
  • Bangs, dandruff, too much heat styling or blow drying could also lead to acne.
  • Dead skin cells are another major cause of acne.

How To Use Cucumber For Acne?

Cucumber toner

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup peeled cucumber slices
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp witch hazel

How to do

  • Grind the cucumber properly until it turns into juice. Strain it and collect its juice in a small bowl. Discard the rest of the cucumber pulp.
  • Add water to it and mix it well.
  • Lastly, add witch hazel and again blend all the ingredients well.
  • Pour it into an air-tight spray bottle and store it in the refrigerator. 
  • You can use a cotton ball to apply this toner on your face. 

Cucumber face mask

Ingredients

  • ½ cucumber cut into slices
  • 1 tbsp yoghurt
  • 1 tsp honey

How to do

  • Grind the cucumber slices and yoghurt together to form a smooth consistent paste.
  • Next, add honey to it and mix it all well.
  • Wash your face with cold water and pat it dry. Start applying the pack over your face and neck.
  • Leave it on for 20 minutes before you proceed to wash it off.
  • Repeat this pack twice a week for desired results.

Cucumber juice

Ingredient

  • 1 cucumber

How to do

  • Take a cucumber and peel it.
  • Cut it into small slices and put it in a mixer grinder.
  • Grind the slices and use a strainer to collect its juice in a glass.
  • Now, take a cotton ball, dip it in the cucumber juice and massage your face with it. 
  • You can also concentrate on the affected area. 
  • Massage for good 5-10 minutes before you wash off your face with cold water.
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