According to the technical definition, cucumbers are fruits, and oh so hydrating! The major part of cucumber is water. Thus, they have a cooling effect on the body and are high in antioxidants (7).
The peel of a cucumber contains Vitamin C and Vitamin K, which is vital to achieve healthy, glowing skin. Studies suggest that sea cucumbers can aid in skin whitening and can also reduce the appearance of fine lines (8). They also help in reducing puffy eyes and dark circles.
How To Use
- You can consume a cucumber every day just by eating it raw as a snack.
- You can also add cucumber slices to your sandwiches and salads.
- Cucumber juice can also be eaten first thing in the morning.
A. To Reduce Acne
Add 1 tablespoon of gram flour to a freshly grated cucumber. You can add a teaspoon of rose water to the mixture. Apply it to the affected area and rinse off with cold water after 15 minutes.
B. For Dry Skin
To moisturize dry skin, grate a cucumber and add 1 tablespoon of milk to it. Add a teaspoon of coconut oil to the mixture and apply it to your skin. Rinse off after 10 minutes.
Pineapples contain Vitamins A, C, K and minerals that are essential in maintaining clear, healthy skin (9). They are also rich in bromelain, which has anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties (10) (11).
This fruit can improve your skin texture, reduce sun spots and reduce acne symptoms. It is also effective in speeding-up the skin’s healing process and removing dead skin cells (12).
How To Use
A. In Your Diet
- Consume freshly chopped pineapple as part of your morning breakfast or as an evening snack.
- You can add pineapple pieces to your pizzas, sandwiches or even desserts.
B. Anti-aging Face Pack
Add a teaspoon of milk to a teaspoon of pineapple juice and apply it to your skin. Rinse off after 10 minutes with cold water.
C. To Brighten Skin
Take a few spoons of pineapple pulp and add a tablespoon of gram flour to it. Mix till you get a paste and apply to your skin. Allow it to sit on till it gets dry. Wash off with cold water.
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