The belly is one of those areas of the body that both men and women want to preserve perfectly in spite of the passage of time.
Unfortunately for everyone, this is one of the areas that tends to show weight and other disorders most, like fluid retention and inflammation.
A healthy diet and continued physical exercise are keys for keeping your belly firm and trim.
To improve your belly’s appearance, you can also use other tricks to help keep the skin on your belly firm, toned and wrinkle-free.
This is an alternative cheaper than commercials creams, that does not produce irritation or other negative side effects.
Would you like to know what it is?
Homemade cucumber and aloe vera treatment for the belly
The combination of properties in cucumbers with those of aloe vera create a very nutritive treatment for beautifying the abdominal area.
It doesn’t help you to lose weight, but it is a good complement for protecting skin and preventing the appearance of stretch marks and flaccidity.
Even though these ingredients are natural and take longer to produce results, it has been proven that continual use provides amazing benefits.
Because we don’t want you to have any doubts about it, below we are going to point out in detail what properties each one of these ingredients has.
Cucumbers are a very versatile vegetable that have been used since ancient times as a base for creating various skin care products.
It is refreshing and healing, making it one of the best ingredients for revitalizing and moisturizing skin.
It contains vitamins, minerals and antioxidant substances that fight the effects of free radicals and help stop cellular damage.
Because it is comprised of more than 97% water, it is a powerful ally for toning and increasing skin firmness.
It also contains vitamin E, natural oils and essential minerals that prevent the appearance of stretch marks, wrinkles, discoloration and other blemishes.
Aloe vera’s benefits
The amazing thing that this plant contains is that aloe vera is one of the most used natural products in the cosmetic industry and in alternative beauty.
It contains essential amino acids, vitamins and powerful antioxidants that support beautiful skin.
Thanks to a substance known as mannose phosphate, aloe vera is one of the best agents for supporting reparation of damaged skin.
These properties reduce the size of scars, regenerate broken skin fibers and prevent damage caused by free radicals.
It also contains mucilage, compounds that produce an emollient and healing effect that improve the appearance of almost any part of the body.
It is primarily used externally, however you can also consume it to obtain incredible health benefits.
How to prepare this homemade cucumber and aloe vera treatment
The advantage to this homemade cucumber and aloe vera treatment is that its ingredients are 100% organic and easily found in the supermarket.
Effects will vary from person to person, but the generally appear quickly if you maintain good habits alongside it.
- 1 immature cucumber
- 1/2 c. aloe vera gel (100 grams)
- Distilled water (as needed)
- To start, cut off a slice of the aloe vera and extract the gel using a spoon.
- Then, peel the cucumber and cut into various pieces.
- Place all ingredients in the blender and add a bit of water to make it easier to blend.
- Process for a few seconds, then store in a glass jar.
- You can save the mixture for up to two weeks in the fridge.
- Every night before going to bed, clean the skin on your belly and rub the product on with gentle, with a circular massage.
- Let it set without rinsing and remove any excess residue the following day.
- If you like, you can also apply it to other flaccid areas of the body, like the arms and the glutes.
As with other natural products, this is not a miracle treatment, nor does it work by itself. The effects are seen after several applications, especially if supported by a balanced diet and abdominal exercises.
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