Inside Out/Outside In – Cucumbers

September 20, 2012

Let’s start with the inside…

Cucumber Juice 

Cucumber juice is beneficial in improving and maintaining healthy skin, nails and hair.

Fresh, organic cucumbers are of course best, but even conventionally grown cucumbers are fine, just remove the waxy skin first.

Cucumber juice is rich in potassium, silica, manganese, sulfur, vitamin A, vitamin C, foliate and chlorophyll.

This alkaline vegetable strengthens connective tissue, helps to dissolve kidney stones, and is especially useful in cleansing sugar from the body.

Cucumber juice has been used to help with acne, arthritis, fluid retention, eczema, high blood pressure, hair loss, and weight loss.

Drinking cucumber juice regularly will help keep your skin and body moisturized.

Fresh Cucumber Juice Recipe

  • 8 Large cucumbers
  • 2 Cups water
  • 1 Piece of fresh root ginger
  • 6-8 ice cubes

Blend all ingredients and serve immediately.

Now for the outside…

Moisturizing Cucumber Mask

This mask will be great as our Winnipeg winter starts to take a toll on our skin!

Adding banana in this cucumber mask makes for extra moisturizing, and the honey helps that moisture stay in your skin. Lemon juice is a great exfoliate and toner.

Your skin will feel extra hydrated, nourished and revitalized! 

Start with a clean face and gather your ingredients…

  • 1/2 Banana
  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 4 tablespoons Lemon juice

Warm honey until it becomes liquid.  You can do this in the microwave, or by putting it in a small glass bowl immersed in a pot of hot water.

Mix banana and cucumber in a food processor or blender. Add honey and lemon juice and mix until smooth.

Spread using your fingertips, make sure to avoid your eye area.

Relax for 30 minutes!

Wash off with lukewarm water and pat skin dry.

Adding your favorite moisturizer now, will lock that moisture in really well.



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