Adapted from Anti-Wrinkle Treatments for Perfect Skin by Pierre Jean Cousin (Storey Books, 2001).
Cucumber is a surprising beauty secret for the skin, with its
hydrating, nourishing and astringent properties. Cucumbers have
the same pH as the skin so they help to restore the skin’s protective
and natural acid mantle. You could cut them and put cucumber coins
straight onto your skin to sooth and soften, or combine them as here
with other kitchen-cupboard ingredients to provide lovely toning.
The end result is soothed, smoothed, cooled, happier skin!
For the perfect prepare at home sun lotion, try this easy recipe. You will need one chopped cucumber, 1/4 cup glycerin and 1/4 cup rose water. Squeeze cucumber and mix its juice with glycerin and rose water. Apply on hands, face and neck before going out in the sun.