beauty benefits of cucumber

How to Use Cucumber as Cooling Spray to Refresh Your Skin

A good facial mist is heaven sent, especially in the sweltering heat of the summer. It is refreshing, soothing, and while imparting a dewy glow, it sends many benefits and richness to your skin.

Also, when you are in need of a relaxing break, using a facial mist can become a calming ritual. But, while the market is loaded with a plethora of mists, these products costs too much.

You can make a DIY natural facial mist that also offers you the liberty to experiment with the ingredients and oils of your choice. The possibilities for ingredients are endless, from coconut water, essential oils, rose water, plant, fruit extracts, etc.

Cucumber Cooling Spray to Refresh Your Skin:

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon Aloe vera gel
1 tablespoon Rose water
Cucumber juice taken from 1 cucumber
Lemon juice from ½ lemon

Directions:
1. Place cucumber chunks in a mixer, then blend into a pulp.
2. Pour the pulp into a cheese cloth, then arranged in a bowl.
3. Gather the corners of the cloth, grip it tightly, then extract the juice.
4. Squeeze the juice of 1/2 lemon into it.
5. Add 1 teaspoon Aloe vera gel.
6. Blend in 1 tablespoon of rose water.
7. Combine all the ingredients.
8. Place the solution in a plastic spray bottle.

Application:
1. Spray and enjoy the freshness of this DIY homemade mist.
2. You can use it up to 3 times a day.

Notes:
1. Instead of extracting and blending the juice from the cucumber, you can run it through a juicer.
2. You can store this DIY facial mist in the refrigerator for at least 1 week. Shake well before use.
3. You can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil ito this mist, for added aroma.
4. Do not use lemon in the mist, if you have sensitive skin.
5. Do not throw the remaining cucumber pulp. You can use it on your skin as a natural face mask.
6. Exfoliate regularly, as this can help remove dead skin cells and keep your skin smooth.
7. Hydrate by drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
8. Never use a metal bottle for storing the mist, as metals may react, and alter the properties of essential oils. Use high-quality plastic to store the mist.

Sources:
Top 10 Home Remedies
Organicsolutions Portal

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