Here are some simple, homemade remedies for healthy, hydrated skin, using cucumber:
Hydrating after sun face-mask
Puree half a cucumber and a spoonful of yoghurt in a blender or food processor. Apply the mixture all over your sun burned face, neck and shoulders. Lie down on a towel and try to relax for about 15 minutes. Rinse off with luke-warm water. The cucumber should take some if not most of the heat out of your skin and leave you feeling hydrated.
Relieve puffy eyes
One of the oldest tricks in the book. Lying down, apply slices of fresh cucumber on top of closed, puffy eyes. Even after 10 minutes, the cucumber will help to tighten and sooth the inflamed skin around the eyes.
Cucumber salad or side dish
Hydrating from inside and out is more effective. Incorporate chopped cucumber into salads or even mix with some natural yoghurt and fresh garlic for a refreshing dip or side dish.