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5 Benefits Of Cucumber To The Skin

Not only is cucumber a great and hydrating snack to munch on but it also has great benefits when applied topically.

In this post, I will be sharing with you the benefits of applying cucumber on the skin.

Cucumbers naturally have anti-inflammatory properties and are loaded with vitamin C, folic acid and antioxidants, these properties of cucumber makes it a great mask for the face.

Though some beauty products promise to give the above benefits, I still don’t find it comfortable to use for a long time because if a particular product claims to be 100% natural, it still contains preservatives right?

Now this and more are the reasons I decided to stick to DIY skincare routines, it takes time to happen but my skin is more happier.

5 Benefits Of Cucumber To The Skin

  • It soothes irritation: remember the anti-inflammatory properties I told you earlier that are present in cucumber? This properties reduce redness, pain and irritation caused by insect bites, sunburn and rashes.

  • Helps reduce premature aging: scientific studies say that the antioxidant present in cucumber may help reverse wrinkles. Plus the vitamin C and folic acid present in the cucumber helps your skin look firmer and healthier.

  • It reduces swelling and puffiness: if you have been going to bed late at night, this can affect the overall appearance of your skin, it can give your skin a dull appearance and you might also start noticing black circles.

Cucumber is one great remedy to dark circles and a dull looking skin. Placing chilled cucumber slices or applying cucumber juice to the skin is the way to tackle it.

  • Reduces acne breakouts: this is especially helpful to people with oily or combination skin, this type of skin are prone to acne and clogged pores.

Cucumber cleanse and tighten the skin pores which helps to reduce breakouts and clogged pores.

  • Hydrating agent: cucumber contains 96% water which can top up our daily intake of water, you cannot rely solely on your intake of water to hydrate your skin, that’s why applying cucumber juice to the face will help keep it hydrated and healthy.

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