Easy to grow cucumbers are another fruit with a long history of skin care use. Like bananas, cucumbers are well known for their hydrating and soothing skin care benefits. Cucumbers are rich in vitamins, polyphenols, polysaccharides, minerals and other nutrients. Cucumber extract has skin care benefits for all skin types.
Cucumbers are known for their astringent properties and are good for oily skin but also very hydrating and anti-inflammatory. We use cucumber extract in our White Tea & Cucumber Facial Toner and also in our Tea Tree & Clary Sage Facial Moisturizer. Take a look at some cucumber skin care benefits below.
Properties and Benefits of Cucumber Fruit Extract
Hydrating and Anti-Inflammatory
Cucumber contains polysaccharides that are also found in aloe vera and are responsible for the hydrating and anti-inflammatory benefits in cucumbers. Polysaccharides create a gel like layer on your skin that acts as a barrier to attract and keep moisture in.
Cooling and Astringent
Cucumbers are naturally cooling and astringent. Use fresh cucumber slices under your eyes to tighten and sooth the delicate skin there. The cooling effects of cucumber are great for calming sensitive skin types. Astringent properties help to balance oily skin and improve the appearance of large pores and acne.
Who should use cucumbers for skin care? Cucumber are great for dehydrated skin due to its hydrating properties and oily skin due to its astringent properties. They are also suitable for sensitive or irritated skin. Fresh cucumbers can be used directly on your skin to tighten it. Give it a try.