June is Cucumber Month! Cucumbers are not only a healthy snack but they have so many benefits for your skin. They can be used topically to treat puffy eyes and dark circles, improve complexion, tighten pores, and even reduce the appearance of freckles. You can also use cucumbers to remedy one of summer’s biggest beauty bummers: sunburn! From cooling masques to curling spray, cucumber products can help you beat summer’s heat in a number of ways.
Checkout some of the products below featuring cucumber. If you need to treat a sunburn ASAP there is a fantastic DIY-recipe from at-home spa guru, June Jacobs. Here’s a tip to keep in mind when using these products or any other product with cucumber in it. Put the products in the fridge for an extra refreshing burst of cucumber’s beauty benefits.
June Jacobs homemade reviving Cucumber Almond Masque (For all skin types)
1 tablespoon Almond Butter
Combine in a blender and then apply to face and neck. Leave on for 5-10 minutes and rinse off with warm water. Apply chilled cucumber slices to the eyes while the mask is on the face to help with puffing under the eye area. Cucumber Extract contains ascot acid and civic acid which have an astringent effect on the skin, preventing water retention, helping to soothe the skin and reduce inflammation.
Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Masque
With soothing botanical extracts of cucumber, papaya, chamomile pineapple, sugar maple, sugar cane, orange, lemon and bilberry; this ultra-gentle, non-stinging, anti-irritant gel masque is made for all skin types including even the most sensitive skin. Recommended for daily use as a hydrating and calming masque. May be used under the eye area to reduce puffiness. Use in the treatment room to soothe the skin, even after the most potentially irritating procedures including extractions, waxing, clinical facials, peels and electrolysis. The masque retails for $45 and is available at www.peterthomasroth.com and Sephora.
June Jacobs Cucumber Reviving Day Cream Paraben and preservative free, this fresh, medium weight hydrator is formulated with cucumber extract and milk protein to cool, soothe and energize the skin. Nourishing carrageenan and algae extracts act as humectants to retain moisture while shea butter provides continuous hydration, helping to smooth away fine lines, refining the skin’s texture. The day cream retails for $54 and is available at www.QVC.com.
June Jacobs Cooling Cucumber Cleanser Calming and soothing, this paraben and preservative free cleanser gently sweeps away surface impurities with cucumber extract, a natural astringent. Powerful patent pending anti-oxidant blend of white, red and green tea extracts combined with goji berry, pomegranate and grapeseed extracts help to neutralize free radicals, protect skin from environmental toxins and combat the visible signs of premature aging. The cleanser retails for $44 and is available at JuneJacobs.com.
June Jacobs Green Tea and Cucumber Hand and Foot Treatment Paraben and preservative free, this freshly-scented hand and foot treatment blends nourishing shea butter with olive oil, vitamin E and pro vitamin B5 to condition skin as it helps retain its natural moisture. The ascorbic acid in the cucumber extract act as an astringent on the skin, which helps to prevent water retention to soothe skin irritations and reduce swelling. Skin firming rice extract and other nutrient rich extracts help to revitalize rough, dry and cracked hands and feet, revealing soft and smooth skin. The hand and foot treatment retails for $46 and is available at www.QVC.com.
TIGI Catwalk Curlesque Curl Collection Enhance natural curls and waves to bring out the very best in your hair. The exclusive Catwalk® Aquacomplex features a fusion of Cucumber Water, Kelp, Algae, Seaweed and Sea Fennel to sooth and moisturize curls and deliver extraordinary hydration while creating perfectly formed curls with movement, separation and shine. Each of the collection’s seven products features a crisp, cool, marine-inspired scent that will leave you feeling refreshed, energized and revitalized. The collection is complete with a Defining Shampoo, Hydrating Conditioner, Leave-In Conditioner, Lightweight and Strong Mousses, Curls Rock Curl Amplifier and a Defining Serum. The products retail anywhere from $14.95 – 19.95 and they are available in fine salons nationwide; visit www.tigihaircare.com for more information.