Skincare And Cucumber – What’s Really The Deal?

It’s a constant in our salads, but also a common element in our skin care products. Why? We’ve narrowed it all down – Here’s 5 reasons why cucumber is great for your skin.

Good news all for all moisture deprived skins out there; Cucumber has an extremely high H20 content and consists of 95% water, which makes it the perfect ingredient for deep skin hydration. It also leaves your skin with a super glow. Now, who wouldn’t want that?

Cucumbers are green little wonders packed with good stuff! It contains nutrients like magnesium, potassium, biotin, Vitamin A and B1 that works great for stress-relief, hydration, thicker hair, UV protection and firmness. Cucumber juice has the ability to brighten and revitalize skin and even fade scars and pigmentation. The peel itself contains silica, which is great for firming up sagging skin and create firmness. Cucumber also contains caffeic acid, which is an antioxidant known for its anti-ageing properties that helps reducing fine lines.

Also known as the vitamin miracle worker! Cucumber is super rich in vitamin C, which has a natural re-vitalising effect on the skin and can gradually even out your skin tone. On days where your skin feels a little extra gloomy, try a cucumber facial scrub to re-energize dull skin and get your groove back.

We all love bags, but preferably carried on our arm and not under our eyes. Cucumber slices on eyes is probably the most well known remedy for puffy eyes, and no wonder it is. The abundance of antioxidants and silica will rejuvenate and the skin and even fade dark circles. Pop two slices on your lids and let it soak for about 20 minutes, and voilà; your eyes are as new. For extra care, add a cucumber gel mask to get the full effect.

Warm weather a mood enhancer, but we’ve got less love for burns and irritated skin. Cucumber has a cooling effect that makes it a great reliever of sunburn, and can help speed up the healing process. You can also apply a facial gel topically to help dermatitis or inflammations. Cucumber is really your perfect green partner in crime.

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