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2 Benefits of Cucumber on Your Skin

cucumber for skin elmhurstIf you were playing a game of charades and were asked to act out a facial treatment, you would likely lay flat on your back and pretend like you had cucumber on your eyes. As a part of the facial treatment that most people think is just either for a) decoration or; b) to make sure you don’t see what your facialist is doing when you’re not looking, cucumbers have a purpose. In fact, not only do raw cucumbers help rejuvenate your skin but more and more skincare companies are putting cucumber in their products because of the enormous health benefits. Read on to learn more.

Helps Restore Water

Cucumbers are filled with water which makes them a great, low-calorie snack. Additionally, when placed directly on your skin or when they are added to creams and lotions, cucumbers help restore moisture. Remember that the more moisturized your skin is, the younger it’s going to look and feel. To ensure that your skin gets as much moisture as possible, use cucumbers or cucumber based products on your skin at least a couple of times per week.

Helps Combat Puffiness

One of the biggest reasons why facialists apply cucumber over your eyes is to help alleviate any inflammation or puffiness around your eyes. By containing antioxidants, cucumbers (especially when they are cold) combat inflammation in the skin. To use them for puffiness, you can either place slices of them directly onto your skin, or you can squeeze some juice from the cucumber onto a cotton ball and rub it on your face like an astringent. When using cucumbers for puffiness, make sure that they are cold.

Raw cucumbers, cucumber water, and cucumber juice are all ideal for the health of your skin. By restoring moisture and combating puffiness, cucumbers can help your skin feel more revitalized than ever. To learn more about how you can take better care of your skin or schedule an appointment with our office, contact Allure Skin and Laser today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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