Cucumbers are a source of several compounds that fight inflammation and aging. Cucumbers may do more for your palate. These cylindrical fruits, a member of the melon family, have properties that soothe and soften the skin. Cucumbers contain vitamin C, an antioxidant. They also have plenty of vitamin K, also an antioxidant, which fights dark circles under the eyes. Pantothenic acid, or vitamin B-5, is another compound found in cucumbers that helps your skin retains moisture. The vitamin A, or retinol, in cucumbers fights dark spots and freckles because it helps control your skin’s production of melanin. Cucumbers have high water content and a cooling quality, making them appropriate to help soothe mild burns, particularly sunburn.
1. Fade Dark Circles
Cucumbers have the ability to quickly, safely and easily help to reduce the appearance of dark circles. The abundance of antioxidants and silica within Cucumber can rejuvenate the skin and fade dark circles. Just place 2 Cucumber slices on both the eyes and relax for 20 minutes or soak 2 Cotton Pads with Cucumber juice and place them on your eyes.
2. Reduce Puffy Eyes
If you are worried about under eye puffiness then Cucumbers can also provide almost instant benefits. Due to the large amount of ascorbic acid in cucumbers, when they are placed under the eyes for 20 minutes they can decrease water retention and thus reduce puffiness overall.
3. Fade Freckles
When grated cucumber is used as a tonic and spread all over the face and neck it can reduce the overall appearance of freckles over time.
4. Improve complexion
Possibly the most common use for Cucumbers is to improve complexion and simply rejuvenate the skin. When cucumber juice is mixed with a few drops of fresh lemon juice and applied as a facial mask it has an undeniable ability to leave your skin glowing by fading scars and pigmentation.
5. Treat Sunburn
If you have found that you stayed out in the sun a little too long and are dealing with sunburn, then cucumber can also provide benefits in this regard. The cooling effect of cucumbers is a natural and gentle way to soothe your skin and speed up the healing process.
6. Tighten open pores
Cucumber makes an excellent toner, you can either mix it with Apple Cider Vinegar, few drops of Lemon, Honey, Aloe Vera Gel or Tomato Pulp or use it alone. It immediately tightens open pores.
7. Banish Cellulite
Cucumber can banish those dimples on your thighs. Take ½ cup Ground Coffee and mix enough Cucumber Juice and 1 Tbsp. Raw Honey to make a thick paste, apply to the affected area. Wrap it up with a muslin wrap sheet and exfoliate gently after 30 minutes. You can also eat Cucumber daily to prevent Cellulite.